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Old 02-20-2010, 08:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Another new snowboarder -- I got a few questions :)

1. What is the best snowboard brand? Like if you were a millionare, what would be the best snowboard brand to buy? And what is the best brand for a decent price?

2. For some reason I can't stop on my toes.. whenever I spin around and try and stop on my toes I end up falling backwards (down the mountain). What am I doing wrong (I know its hard to tell without a video), and how can I prevent this? What should I be doing?

3. Do all bindings fit with all boots and snowboardings / vice versa?

4. I live in Massachusetts, near downtown Boston. If anyone is familiar with this area, wheres the best place to buy a snowboard/bindings/boots and other gear? I hear SkiMarket is going out of business, so what other shops are good to visit? I went to Sports Authority and they are pretty much sold out of everything at that one store.


Thanks for all the help! I really appreciate it.
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Old 02-20-2010, 09:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome to the forum. As for your questions, most people will tell you that there is no real best brand, some others will tell you what ever brand they happen to be riding and you might get the occaisional person who doesnt know much and just tell you burton because they watched Shaun White in the olympics and decided that burton is indefinately the best, but it boils down to their are a lot of good brands and no real best. As for your second question are you stopping tilting your toes down and lifting your heels after turning your board? You are probably catching your heel edge. To correct this I recomend practicing getting on your toe edge and maintaining balace if you are catching your edge. As for your binding question bindings come in sizes that can allow certain size boots. Not all bindings fit all boards due to mounting patterns such as burtons 3 hole disk mounting system and the regular 4 hole disk mounting system. Also there is the burton EST line that goes with ceartain burton boards.

Hope that helps.
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Old 02-21-2010, 12:56 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Welcome to the forum. As for your questions, most people will tell you that there is no real best brand, some others will tell you what ever brand they happen to be riding and you might get the occaisional person who doesnt know much and just tell you burton because they watched Shaun White in the olympics and decided that burton is indefinately the best, but it boils down to their are a lot of good brands and no real best. As for your second question are you stopping tilting your toes down and lifting your heels after turning your board? You are probably catching your heel edge. To correct this I recomend practicing getting on your toe edge and maintaining balace if you are catching your edge. As for your binding question bindings come in sizes that can allow certain size boots. Not all bindings fit all boards due to mounting patterns such as burtons 3 hole disk mounting system and the regular 4 hole disk mounting system. Also there is the burton EST line that goes with ceartain burton boards.

Hope that helps.
Thanks for the help!

Would you happen to know if Custom Burton bindings + Invader Burton Boots + Burton Bullet board all fit together?
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Old 02-21-2010, 02:47 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks for the help!

Would you happen to know if Custom Burton bindings + Invader Burton Boots + Burton Bullet board all fit together?
I'm not really sure, if you know the size of the boots and the bindings this little "chart" i put below will help.

Binding Size Boot Size
Small 1-6 Juniors
1-6 Women


Medium 5-9 Men 5-10 Women


Large 9-13 Men Some Models 9-15 Men


X-Large 12-15 Men

But to make it easy I looked the boots,bindings and board up, the bindings come in large and small, burton says that the smalls can be used from size 3 to size 8 and large can be used for sizes 10 and up (i suppose you need a large for size 9, also they make a grey set which goes by the chart above) now the boots that you have listed the smallest size they are made in that I found was size 8.5 so your going to want size large bindings. As for the bindings to the board, the bindings are disc mount and like most bindings now adays that are disk they come with 3 hole and 4 hole disks. The board you said comes with the ablity to use burtons 3 hole disks (considering the fact that its a burton board and thats their design kind of a given) but anyway, so yes that set up will work.
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