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Old 12-21-2009, 09:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,

Ive been wanting to get into snowboarding for a few years, and never took the plunge. So over the last couple weeks ive been browsing the forum trying to learn as much as i can, without actually being on a hill. Great site btw...

So this weekend, i went and picked up a 08/09 K2 Funtion Board with Burton Freestyle bindings. I know its not the greatest setup, but im a noob. I already have some older Airwalk boots, that a friend gave me when i wanted to learn the first time.

I'll end my ranting/Intro and start figuring out when i can make it to the local fake snow place.
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Old 12-21-2009, 11:12 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Right on, have fun at Snow Creek. I spent my first couple days learning to ride at Snow Creek. I didn't learn a dam thing riding that place ( =

I grew up in KC, and just moved to Denver in April of 07. Make sure to come out here to CO for some real hills
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Old 12-21-2009, 11:14 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Oh and bring me some godam Oklahoma Joe's!
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Thanks, I figure its better than nothing... Then when i make it out to a real place, I wont fall straight on my face.

mmm... Okie Joes, thanks for the lunch idea.
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Oh ya... I HIGHLY recommend getting a season pass for snow creek and getting where you can own that place before coming out here. You don't want to come to CO just to fall down the hill all day. Kinda ruins the trip imo....

You can absolutely learn to slaughter snow creek and then you will have so much more fun out here in CO.

Good luck and stick with it!

Oh and buy impact shorts if you want to be able to ride for more then an hour or 2 at a time. They will cut down your learning curve tremendously
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Old 12-29-2009, 11:53 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I'm from KC too. Just took lessons for a day at a hill in Minnesota and would like to get into it more. Will probably head out to Snow Creek for a day or two to make sure and then get a season pass for next year. I'm not finding a ton of good gear/boards on KC Craigslist, but I'll keep at it. Any other good places in KC to find good stuff? The only real dedicated snowshop around KC that I know of is Sitzmark, and they're insanely expensive. Thanks for your help!
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Sitzmark was all I knew of other then flatlanders. Flatlanders employees were extremely nice! Does kc have an REI yet? I can't remember..... Hell even sports authority will have some stuff to give you an idea of what you want
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another KC'er here.

did you make it out to snowcreek this weekend? probably the best weekend they'll have all year for snow fall, lol. luckily I was in the rockies I did hear they moved their terrain park to the other side of the hill, kind of interested to see the new layout since that was my favorite side. It had 4 little rollers I could jump and basically go top to bottom in 4 jumps and a few carves.

There is another board shop here in town that rivals sitzmark I just found this fall called Ride4Ever. They carry 686, airblaster, neversummer, burton, von zipper, smith, k2, all the mervin's brands and a few others, plus they have an indoor 1/2 pipe for skateboards. Only place intown that sells freeboards also I think.
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Sitzmark was all I knew of other then flatlanders. Flatlanders employees were extremely nice! Does kc have an REI yet? I can't remember..... Hell even sports authority will have some stuff to give you an idea of what you want
nope on rei and nope on sports authority, we only have dicks. galleans was cool, but it converted to dicks and since then we only get the bottom models of burton and k2 there. It's good place to try on boots however.
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Thanks for the responses. I haven't seen what Dick's has to offer yet. I look forward to trying on boots. I imagine as a noob I won't know what board/bindings I'm gonna want until I try a few out (though the tutorials help). Do you think it would be okay to go ahead and buy a pair of comfy boots? Do you think they'll fit most rental bindings? I appreciate any advice.
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