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Old 05-23-2015, 12:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Setup advice needed, keep or toss?

Hi, so, i am new here, though i have tried to do a little research on the setup i was given (Forum JP33, K2 Plasma V8's and Nitro Sentinels) i need to know whether i should keep the setup as primary, have a new setup bought and keep it as a back up, or toss everything except the boots completely, as they fit perfectly. this would be my first season riding, though i have longboarded off and on for the last couple of years, my stats for height and weight, are 5'7-5'9. weight is anywhere from 165-195lbs, as i don't have a scale at home. from everything i have seen and watched, i definitely want to hit the back country more than park, but i still want to get pretty good at it all any help would be much appreciated, and if anyone want's to know, budget for a new board and bindings would be around 500$ CAD. Boots are a US size 8.

I Love what i've been seeing in the forums though, and you all seem much more welcoming than other places i've been to, i tried to ski once. that season was short lived. LOL.
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Old 05-23-2015, 03:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If snowboarding is unfamiliar territory to you, there's no reason to buy anything else until you get proficient on what you were given. Take multiple lessons, learn to shred acc then buy.
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If snowboarding is unfamiliar territory to you, there's no reason to buy anything else until you get proficient on what you were given. Take multiple lessons, learn to shred acc then buy.
thank you for the advice! i think that's what i will do once the season starts
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thank you for the advice! i think that's what i will do once the season starts
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If your going into your first season I would recommend you going on groomed runs first and learn from there, and take ridinbend's advice on learning with what you already have then get a new board.
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thank you for the advice guys i appreciate it!
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Old 05-24-2015, 12:49 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I agree with the others, as long as the board is within a reasonable size range to learn on. What size is the board? You can learn on anything, but you can also use gear that will make your progression easier or more difficult. I'd rather have gear that is going to support my progression, rather than require extra effort due to improper sizing or a profile that doesn't match your riding level or style.
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I agree with the others, as long as the board is within a reasonable size range to learn on. What size is the board? You can learn on anything, but you can also use gear that will make your progression easier or more difficult. I'd rather have gear that is going to support my progression, rather than require extra effort due to improper sizing or a profile that doesn't match your riding level or style.
i don't know what size it is, the board says it's a Forum JP 33, i assume the JP Stands for JP walker from what i've been able to dig up, but other than that, no info i have turned up has given me the board itself. i assume from the 33 that it may be a 133cm board though, i don't have a tape measure on hand to check. the board is my profile picture as well.

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i don't know what size it is, the board says it's a Forum JP 33, i assume the JP Stands for JP walker from what i've been able to dig up, but other than that, no info i have turned up has given me the board itself. i assume from the 33 that it may be a 133cm board though, i don't have a tape measure on hand to check. the board is my profile picture as well.
Hold the board next to your body. If it goes up to your breast, yes, then it is a 133 and way too small for you. That would be a kids size. With your rather vague weight indication, you should get something 153-155ish.
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Agree with Neni, which is why I asked. I figured it was a JP walker board, but the 33 seemed off. I was concerned it may be a 133, which is way too small for you. Also, go hop on a scale and figure out your weight before you buy a new board. If you're 165 I'd say Neni's sizes are right on. Id go slightly bigger if you're 195 lbs. You should definitely get a scale and a tape measure...or go to a friend / neighbor that has one. It would help out a lot to give you more accurate advice and know what size board you have on hand. Good news is you're on the right path and asking the right questions. Keep in mind more accurate info will result in better advice -- especially if you plan on shelling out hard earned cash for gear.
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