BIG boy wanting to ride...
hey guys my names alex,im 5'11 315 lbs
ive always wanted to learn how to snowboard since a couple of my buddies do it already and although there also beginners there pretty good.
i went on sunday for the first time EVER,no idea what i was doing haha i figured hey i use to skateboard when i was younger and wakeboard so it must be sort of the same! obviously the hardest part for me was getting up off my ass or even off my toe side! after a couple of tries tho i started getting it in my own fat way haha
now the shitty part,
15 mintes into it i fall a couple times and i feel im getting the hang of it,then i take a nasty fall...seems my knee wanted to go one way and my ankle another LOL got home and checked it out, some bruising and swelling and limping everywhere. 2 days later im still icing and limping no bruising or swelling but still some pain but the ice feels good.
so now my questions, this fall doesn't bother me at all,ive always been the athletic fat boy. from what ive read on the web and on this forum its possible for us heavyweights to do this and be pretty good at it for an average boarder. ive read that we may need a wide board depending on shoe size im 10.5 11 and that starts at 12 so i believe i dont need that. i have also read that board size goes by height,but because of my weight it will most likely need to be longer? also because of my weight im gunna need a board with a good stiffness level?
another question would be about bindings, i obviously feel that the bindings where you dont need to sit down such as the flows or cinch bindings would be easier to do up? can someone chime in on that?
basically im just looking for a good setup for a beginner of my size,im planning on going to some lessons and i want my own stuff to avoid rental rates.
this got to long already,thanks in advance