Hey all, just joined as I'm hooked on snowboarding and plan on getting better. I went for lessons last friday and stayed on the mountain a little while before heading home. I can't wait to go back out. I went to Sunday River in Maine and had a blast with my brother.
I'm planning on making this a once a year thing until I can move to a place closer to the mountains, but I want to get my own equipment so I don't have to deal with rental stuff since the tongue in the rental boots kept slipping and making my toes go numb, hehe.
Couple questions for everyone, are there boots that either don't have that inner tongue or have a way to keep it in place? It kept slipping around my shin/calf to the outside which put pressure on my leg to make my toes go numb.
I'm 22 years old, male, 5'6", 170lbs and dropping, and wear a size 10 WIDE shoe. I ride regular by the way. What board dimensions should I look for if I plan on doing the mountain trails mainly and not freestyle or alpine?
I really have no clue about the brands but I've heard a lot on Burton, Rossignol, Salomon, K2, and a few others, but brand name isn't always something to go by. Any in particular that I should look into and/or stay away from? I read that Burton has their own proprietary binding holes; good/bad?
I also read that for boots and bindings I should shop in-person at a snowboarding shop to get those to make sure they fit properly, but do you have any suggestions for starting gear?
Sorry for the long paragraph, but I hope I gave you enough details to work with. =) Glad to meet you all and join the community.