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Old 01-13-2012, 03:17 PM   #11 (permalink)
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stiff bindings will transfer your movement better to the board, and a stiff board will be more stable at speed. On the other hand a more flexible board will be absorbing the terrain better and be better in the park..It all depends on what conditions you can/like to ride.
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Old 01-18-2012, 04:09 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Switchfoot - I totally know what you mean. I just learned last year at 50 and now we try to plan trips also away from our local mountain - Big Bear, CA. We went to Copper Mountain in Colorado last year and have gone to Park City and Canyons in Utah this year. Just like the other person posted, we got our season passes in summer and couldn't wait till winter - now it's here and no snow. Wish we would have started this at your age! lol
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Switchfoot - We are at Snow Summit every weekend - if you see the old snowboarding couple - that's us! Here's some video of me learning at Snow Summit - look familiar? lol

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Switchfoot, if you wanna have a week of fun in summer check out Home Page - High Cascade Snowboard Site - Mt. Hood, Oregon for the kids up at mt hood and go ride with them too.....
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Old 01-18-2012, 05:36 PM   #15 (permalink)
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You're going to get 1,000,000 different people telling you different things about rocker vs. camber (and there's a good thread on here somewhere explaining the actual difference).

I'm old school I guess and think that rocker is a bit of a hype thing. Traditional camber should give you the longest edges actually touching the slopes, and once you start carving camber's the only way to go. As for board stiffness, a stiffer board will generally handle the chop better, but be harder to handle when learning. Also a stiff board will be hard to jib/bonk whatever you call all the "character" park moves. Stiff bindings do some of the work for you when you're carving, and like a set of low profile tires they transmit more "data" to your brain to help you feel the snow. More flexible bindings will help you move around on the board more in the air for doing grabs.

Again, everyone will have their own advice, but my suggestion is a medium flex camber board (something labelled free-style/all-mountain, if they have a flex rating go for something in the middle), medium flex bindings, and the best fitting boots you can find (almost regardless of flex).

I ride a very stiff, traditional camber board, with very stiff bindings and very stiff boots. It's great for the hard charging stuff I like to do across almost any terrain. I find as I get older I like the trees and powder bowls more, although I still love carving on fresh groomers...

Anyway, welcome to the addiction!
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Old 01-19-2012, 12:04 AM   #16 (permalink)
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It is truly addicting. My wife laughs at how I watch boarding videos all year but really start watching them alot around November. This will be my 3rd season and all I can think about is how to cram as much sessions in this season as possible. And when you live in Alabama it can be hard to squeeze in enough to satisfy you till the next year. I mean it's freakin 60 degrees in the middle of January right now. WTF! Anyway good luck and welcome to the best sport on the planet!
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