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Old 02-16-2010, 12:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What's going on everybody? I've gone snowboarding twice now and I am absolutely in love with it.

A little about my boarding history:
My first time I went (I think it was Dec. 2008), my buddies took me to Jack Frost/Big Boulder in PA. We went late in the day, so everything was icing over and I did a lot more falling than anything else, but I had a hell of a lot of fun. My second time (this past Saturday), I went with a friend to Blue Mountain in PA. I learned to gain more control of the board and I did a lot more riding than falling. I accomplished a goal of mine to get down a green slope without falling and I even managed to get down a blue slope falling down 3 times! Needless to say, I'm hooked.

Where I'm at now:
I've had so much fun in my two times boarding that I want to do it much more often. I know it's late in the season where I am and there's only a few weeks left to go, but I plan on going a couple more times (money-permitting). I'm lucky enough to go to school within 20 minutes of a mountain, so I definitely have the luxury of being able to go often. After some discussion with my parents, they said they've offered to help me look for and purchase some gear. I've been doing some research and I'm beginning to gain an understanding as to what I need, but I don't feel as if what I've been reading is enough help. That's why I've come to these forums to get some help from others who know what they're talking about.

Some stats about me:
6'2"
250 lbs.
Size 13 shoe

From what I understand, I'd need a wide board (26.5 cm?) and a board about 164 cm.? Also, I plan on sticking mainly with riding. I may one day venture into alpine boarding, but for now, I'd just like to cruise down the trails.
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Old 02-16-2010, 12:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Glad to hear that your enjoying snowboarding and yes, you are right, you need a wide board.
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Old 02-16-2010, 01:01 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Awesome I guess my research payed off!

When I went boarding the other day, my feet were hanging off the edge of my rental board and I think it was kinda messing up my ability to carve on the toe-side of my board.

I apologize if my use of terminology absolutely blows.
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