I'm 350 lbs, I've been snowboarding a couple of times it's and let me tell you it's awesome. I haven't been on a board in 2 seasons now because of a knee injury in June of 08 and surgery in May of 09. I used the rental boards at the slopes I went to, I always figured why mess up my own while still learning. If you haven't tried it out yet, you should rent so you can try different board sizes until you feel comfortable, and once you get a hang of the sport buy your own board and bindings.
now on another note please I am begging you, if you find anything for larger sized gear let me know. I've used a snow bib since day 1. It works great, but gets to be a pain in the butt with the shoulder straps. The only reason I'm even using the bib is because I've scoured the lands and found 0 + sized gear. I've called burton, bonfire, northface, columbia, and 1 other company and they all say 1 of 2 things 1) We do have a couple of XXXL products, but it is very limited as there isn't much demand for it. 2) Sorry we currently don't produce any products in that size. Now I'm looking to upgrade and get new gear, mainly because I'm using the bib for work, when it snows. like i said if you find anything from anywhere. a store or online please get the phone # or url for the site.
good luck with your hunt and have fun on the slopes
BTW: sorry for the repost, I spelt my original user name wrong, so I changed it to this and deleted my original post.
Last edited by ClaudiusMaximus; 02-16-2010 at 01:18 PM.