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Old 11-27-2011, 02:29 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Burton makes quality boots and outerware, dont buy shit at sportchek its all overpriced and they only have a couple recent products, everything else is 2010 models or older, not sure where you live, Im going to guess toronto because you listed glen eden and blue as your 2 mountains, check out the local board shops, I don't know any in toronto, but honestly buying online wouldn't be a bad idea, my suggestion would be to look for a 2011 or 2012 flow verve in your size for a board, go with some k2 formula's for bindings or hurrithanes, and whatever boots in store fit you best! there are ALOT of other companies out there that make (in my mind) better bang for your buck gear then burton.
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Old 11-27-2011, 02:35 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Ahh alright thanks. starting to put together my outfit.. Westbeach jacket, boots some bindings and going to have to look for some gloves and a board. Im pretty stern on getting a good deal on this stuff, so i do check prices and for the above listed they are pretty standard priced across numerous shops.. Ive checked a few board shops from google and only some have online stock. Ill probably go visit a few once i have a good idea of what i want/need..

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Old 11-27-2011, 02:37 PM   #13 (permalink)
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interesting, ill check out some smaller boards. I really excelled this summer, gapping the wake of my fishing boat, on water 180s and in air 180s..
yea, being that you said your pretty sure youll be more on the freestyle side of riding, i would def. stay below 156 and above 151 with like a 153 being optimal...for reference i am 6' 210 lbs and i ride a 156 all over the mountain and love it size wise...if you have a pretty solid ground game in wakeboarding, ie hard edgeing, heelside/toeside sprays,etc, you wont have any problems on the snow

my buddy put me in Ride Contraband bindings when i started cause thats what was on his board, and i feel that the little bit of extra movement in the toe area of this style binding was similar to wake boots since your feet move around a lil in your wake bindings...i then tried some traditional strap snow bindings and couldnt stand how they felt...could be just me and in my mind, but its something you could consider since you too are coming from the water, contrabands are the shhhhhh, some will say otherwise tho, as just like flows, its pretty much either you love them or hate them...and i LOVE THEM

i started on a Ride Kink which i did and still do love, but it is a lil soft and gets chattery when riding outside the park, but is a great park/freestyle deck...this year i moved to a Never Summer Revolver, which is just wide version of the NS Evo since i have big feet. it also does great in the park, but is damper and a much better ride when cruising the rest of the mountain..just to give you some thoughts about which board to get...the kink is pure reverse camber while the NS's are a hybrid which has both camber and rocker....

good luck to ya, and welcome to year round boarding now, summers on the water, winters on the snow
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Old 11-27-2011, 02:43 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Yea i have huge feet, size 10 shoes at least some need 11/12.. I'm going to have to make sure my boots fit nice and snug but are comfortable. I was really comfortable on a wakeboard, if i wiped it was trying new stuff! What would you recommend with a stiffness/flex rating based on what i said, and around a 153cm board would be ideal..?
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anything really midrange flex wise would be good

unless your like 8 years old size 10 feet is pretty normal... haha

when I started I was about 165 pounds and started on a 152, Im now 185 on the same board, and yea its a little small.. but im going into my 3rd year and it still does the trick! especially where we ride because your never riding powder or going super fast.
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Old 11-27-2011, 03:30 PM   #16 (permalink)
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anything really midrange flex wise would be good

unless your like 8 years old size 10 feet is pretty normal... haha

when I started I was about 165 pounds and started on a 152, Im now 185 on the same board, and yea its a little small.. but im going into my 3rd year and it still does the trick! especially where we ride because your never riding powder or going super fast.
Nah 19, but like i said 6' 160~ and freestyle..

what are the thoughs on this board?

http://toronto.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-s...AdIdZ330206342 vs this one? http://toronto.kijiji.ca/c-ViewAd?Ad...sQc6UiYA%2BdM*

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Old 11-27-2011, 04:06 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I don't knpw a whole lot about that sierra, they are rebranded boards I think, just can't remember which company! haha

and that ride board is a very beginner oriented board. You will grow out of it within the year, I know ride is a solid company but I don't know much about that specific board, just that it is a low end board and you will outgrow it super fast.

Try checking the canadian etailers thread in tthe boards ssection of this forum, the thread is stickied, they list all the online board shops, look for anything from flow, yea you pay for shipping, but you will get a solid deck that will last you atleast a couple years.
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thanks for the links, ill take a look at those and keep them in mind.
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Old 11-28-2011, 01:23 PM   #20 (permalink)
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I would try raiding some of the local snowboarding stores in town for some old models. Some local stores listed below. I would recommend sanction, boardshop and meltdown.

Sanction
Meltdown
Boardshop
Corbetts
So Hip It Hurts
Sign of Skiers
Skis and Bikes
Hogtown

Larger retailer (I would only go in there if you know something specific you want)
Sportinglife
Sportscheck
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