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jaybiRRd 11-08-2009 03:54 PM

New boarder from Md needs advice
 
Whats up everybody. My name is Jay and im from Md. Just gettin into snowboarding and need help selecting the right gear. Would a Burton clash with some mission bindings and driver boots be a good beginner set up? Im 5'11 about 175 lbs and wear a 10.5 boot. Any and all advice is welcome. Thanks in advance.

edit: another possible set-up would be a k2 nemesis with tech9 bindings.

wrathfuldeity 11-09-2009 06:57 AM

if that gear is free and you want to give snowboarding a try...:dunno: why not...i wouldn't pay much for that gear...tops $10 for all of it.

Helikaon34 12-14-2009 10:28 AM

The clash is a good beginner board that you could grow into. People will come down on it cause its $$$. If buying new, for the same amount you could get a "better" board. More importantly, what are the sizes you are looking at? Its more important to make sure that you are getting gear that is the right size for your size, build, etc

jaybiRRd 12-14-2009 12:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Helikaon34 (Post 220359)
The clash is a good beginner board that you could grow into. People will come down on it cause its $$$. If buying new, for the same amount you could get a "better" board. More importantly, what are the sizes you are looking at? Its more important to make sure that you are getting gear that is the right size for your size, build, etc

Im open to all suggestions, but im kinda limited to whats on craigslist. Definitely wont be spending much on gear, college and booze gets in the way of that. Size wise, im 5'11 about 180 lbs with a 10.5 boot. I was thinkin prob a 156 or 158 length. Should i be considering a wide board since my feet are bordering large?

Helikaon34 12-14-2009 12:59 PM

well dude, this is just my opinion, and it varies by riding style, preference etc, but I'd definitely say stick with the 158. The 156 seems a bit short for you and as you progress, you'll be thankful for the extra length when going at speed.

I don't think you necessarily need a wide, although I think you are borderline. It sucks, but it really is best to go down to your local shop and see how everything fits. Its a bit uncool, but you might consider going over to SkiChalet off 270 in Gaithersburg and seeing how things fit then buying online. Like I said, its kinda uncool, but hey.

Also, yeah, craigslist works, but also check out discount sites like sierrasnowboard.com and backcountry outlet. If you're not picky, you can find good deals on there. If you're trying to go REAL cheap there is a place called the baltimore ski warehouse. They sell both used and new stuff, but you could walk out of there with a whole set up for like $100. Just can't be picky . . .

again man, just my thoughts

jaybiRRd 12-14-2009 01:28 PM

lol at the uncool part. I guess thats what i gotta do. Gaithersburg isnt far so i could definitely make the trip. Thanks for all the advice broski.

edit: i just checked out that bmore warehouse site and it looks pretty ideal.

Helikaon34 12-14-2009 01:31 PM

cool man, no worries. Lemme know how it all turns out


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