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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-17-2010, 03:08 PM
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New to snowboarding. A few questions.

Hello everyone. I tried snowboarding last night for the first time and I enjoyed it, except for the fact the I sprained my wrist and hurt my tailbone. But it was my first time . My question is, what type of board is best for me? I dont need a great board, just one good enough for someone starting out. Im 6 foot tall, 9 foot show size, 130lb. Is there also any protection or pads used for falls?

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-17-2010, 03:22 PM
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You are probably looking for a 156-159 size board, medium bindings, and yes Red makes protection for your wrist and butt. so does Dakine and a couple others. I would also look for a board that is a directional twin with medium flex. Same with your board and bindings in the flex department.
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Please consider wearing a helmet and wristguards.





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thank you for the reply. Since im new here what exactly is a directional twin board with medium ?
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thank you for the reply. Since im new here what exactly is a directional twin board with medium ?
medium sized bindings are for size 9 boots (may need 8.5)im not that fully sure if i know directional twin is so ill let someone else explain that
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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-19-2010, 10:10 PM
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thank you for the reply. Since im new here what exactly is a directional twin board with medium ?
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medium sized bindings are for size 9 boots (may need 8.5)im not that fully sure if i know directional twin is so ill let someone else explain that
Im not sure but I believe a directional twin is a board that has the nose and tail both curved up (like a regualar park board or all mountain board) but has a directional shape.
post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-19-2010, 10:18 PM
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Ok so I just looked it up, a twin directional board is actually the opposite of what I said before, its basically board with matching nose and tail
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Alright. Thank you. Apreciate it.

One more question, I got a new pair of Drake binding's for $40 and wondering if bindings fit on any board.

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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-20-2010, 07:38 PM
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I second the wrist guards! I broke my wrist first time out... not nice to start getting into a sport and then to be out for 6 weeks while you heal.
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I second the wrist guards! I broke my wrist first time out... not nice to start getting into a sport and then to be out for 6 weeks while you heal.
I can relate to the whole getting into or getting back into after summer or an injury, then getting hurt and having to be out. It sucks (I'm actually in that possition right now *sprained knee* kinda irrelivant but anyway), so deffinately wrist guards and get a helmet.
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