Beginner that's hooked..need to replace Burton LTR board
Hey everyone. I have rented a couple of times and I bought a used Burton LTR rental board with crap bindings a little while back. I dont really have a budget so any suggestions are welcome.
Here are my stats::
9.5 salomon savage BOA boots
Thinking about Ride EX bindings so now all i need is a board!
Will be doing mostly all mountain riding and maybe dabble in the terrain park once I get better. I can link a few turns together but need more practice. I would like a board and binding combo that is good for a beginner with a little softer flex that will last me until I get better. I am hooked! So help me out vets!
if you're looking for something with a little more flex, narrow your search to "freestyle" oriented boards, especially if you plan on heading to the terrain park. Probably something in a 158/159cm would work for you. Maybe a Burton Mayhem, I think you can find decent prices on those these days. You will pretty much need burton bindings to go with a burton board, so maybe the Customs will work.
I've never ridden the Circuit, but I've been riding a NS Legacy for about 5 years now. They make invincible snowboards. Can't say enough good things about them and I think if you ask around on this forum, you'll find a lot of the same opinions. Plus they have the longest warranty in the business - 3 years!
The circuit should be a pretty forgiving board, and it's reverse camber which is all the rage these days I guess. Might take a day to get used to if you've been riding regular camber. It's not real damp so high speeds might be a little sketchy, but for a beginner it should be alright.
I think a 158 would be too big for him. I am 5'9 and my 151 skate banana comes up right below my chin. He wants freestyle AND park so a board right between shorter - for park ... and longer - for shredding .... Comes out that the board should be right between his chin and his nose, where the "correct" size of the board is measure.
Measure yourself and that's the board size u should get.
I'm 5'6", 185# and ride a 153 twin for packed, groomers and ice, 158 freeride for packed and little poo, 162 tapered for 12+ inch poo days and it feels a bit short at times...its more about weight and snow conditions...lenght doesn't matter so much on groomers, ice and packed...but it does off piste and in poo.
Last edited by wrathfuldeity; 01-18-2010 at 06:21 AM.