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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-10-2010, 02:11 PM
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New guy, MN/WI

Yo,

Started boarding a week ago, and loved it. I started at Afton Mountain in Minnesota, anyone familiar with it? I was real awkward at first but by the end of the day I had real good control of the board, and had my heel edge pretty much down. I felt like Zoolander though because I couldn't turn to the right haha (toe edge).

Anyways, despite having eaten snow multiple times due to my lack of toe edge skills I plan on going again this weekend.

I just have a couple quick questions: I plan on getting a board, so what brand board would be good for me? I'm obviously a beginner, but my friends were really impressed by how well I was doing after only a few hours, so I don't want to get stuck with a board that could limit my riding/speed/air/handling when I do develop more effective skills. If it is even possible for a board to limit you.

Also, I have no idea what dimensions the board should be. I'm 6'2" 185lbs size 13 feet.

Thanks,
David
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-14-2010, 07:18 PM
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Hey, welcome to the boards! I'm from MN too, where are you? I'm just kinda starting out too (I've rented a fair amount of times, only gone 4 times with my own stuff). Maybe I'll catch ya at a hill one day.
Here's what I suggest based off of The House's sizing chart: 158-159cm wide. Go to The House Snowboards Snowboard Boots Bindings Clothing they have pretty nice prices and a helpful staff. You should definately go to the retail store and see what you can find. They'll be able to direct you the right way in terms of board, boots, and bindings. But wait until a bit later when you get the really nice end-of-season deals. Still go there and poke around, though. Try to scout some stuff you like so when the good deals roll in you know what to get.

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