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post #1631 of 2925 (permalink) Old 02-26-2012, 07:53 PM
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whats up! My name is Chris and I'm 27 years old. I live in Yokosuka, Japan. I took a couple of lessons in January and now I'm addicted. I go at least once every week now and as long as there is snow on the ground I'm goin.
My weapon of choice is the K2 Raygun (+15/-12) with the K2 sonic series bindings and K2 Raider boots to go along with it. I can already shred greens and blues with ease and now I'm working on switch riding, butters and other ground tricks. If you are ever in the Tokyo area hit me up. There's plenty of resorts within a couple hours by bullet train.
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Hey... my name is Tommy...i live in Houston.Went snowboarding last season and now Im addicted. Went in Dec of 2011 in salt lake city but was too icy, goin to Breckenridge this weekend. Hopefully be more powder.
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kurisu! welcome to the forum!

I live in Gunma prefecture and notice allot of Tokyo people at my local resorts who drive/train/bus up. Which mountains are you hitting?
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Hey... my name is Tommy...i live in Houston.Went snowboarding last season and now Im addicted. Went in Dec of 2011 in salt lake city but was too icy, goin to Breckenridge this weekend. Hopefully be more powder.
Not much boarding in TX, eh? There should be some sorta fresh snow for this weekend. They say something like 6-10 inches tonight. I'm out here right now so I'll leave some for ya. lol Welcome to the boards!
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i have been to hakkaisan(nagano), houdaigi, gala yuzawa, tenjindaira, joetsu kokusai, and rusutsu(hokkaido). my favorite was joestu so far but my goal is to hit every mountain in japan and become an instructor :-)
right now i am in San Diego, CA for college but i will be back next season!!
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Hello everyone...my name is Alvaro and I am from Costa Rica. I am more of a surfer, as that is what is readily available in my country, but I have also done snowboarding (about 2-3 weeks per year in Colorado or Lake Tahoe) since I was 15 years old. I currently live in Germany, so I'm very pleased to be so close to the Alps and I have been doing a lot of snowboarding for the past 2 and a half years. I typically have rented my gear at whichever Resort I happen to go, but after this past weekend's snowboarding trip to the "Bovec-Kanin" Resort in Slovenia and the Sella Nevea Resort in Italy, I decided that it's time for me to buy my own setup. The reason is that obviously I will be snowboarding more now since I live a stone's throw away from the alps, but also because I felt that having poor gear was setting back my progress and exposing me to accidents. In several occasions this past weekend I had to really apply myself to avoid falling because the board would chatter too much at high speeds, would not respond well in variable snow conditions and it could not hold an edge very well when carving.

Therefore, I have been researching a lot about snowboards, bindings and boots for the past few days and I need your advice on choosing the right board. I am 6'1, 195 pounds, my skill level is an advanced intermediate and I am an aggressive rider in love with speed. The board I am looking for is an all-mountain board, as I only want one for trips all around Europe and I don't frequent the park too often. I don't have any problems with budget, but I don't want to spend 800 on the whole setup.

As far as brands and models, I have been looking at Burton (Custom Flying V, Bullet, Barracuda, Custom X and Clash), K2 (Raygun, The Zero and Turbo Dream), Ride (Machete), Lib Tech (Banana Skate and Banana Magic) and Salomon (Man's Board). These are all in different categories and prices, but these are the ones that have caught my eye in terms of flex, responsiveness, price, quality and graphics. I am looking at spending around 400-500 for board, bindings and boots, so your advice is highly appreciated.

Thanks!
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Hey I'm Evelin.
16 years old
I've always wanted to go snowboarding but put it off for so long, when I finally went I totally fell in love with it. Guess I finally have a reason to not hate winter.
I've only gone three times, all at Whistler, so I can do linking turns quite comfortably on both sides and I love going fast.
I'm not really a tomboy since I love shopping and dressing up, but I also love full contact sports and death metal. Haha weird.
I'm planning to buy a board soon. I'm 5'4 or 5'5 110 pounds, any sizing help would be appreciated.
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post #1638 of 2925 (permalink) Old 03-07-2012, 06:18 PM
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I'm 5'5" and 108 and I ride a 147. I think anything between 143 and 147 are good for free riding...please anyone correct me if I'm wrong..
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Just got a profile and started posting after reading this forum for a long time.

I'm a pretty experienced rider (mostly all mountain) living near Seattle. I ride mostly at Snoqualmie, Crystal and Stevens, with a trip up to Whistler every year or two.

I am finally upgrading my board (posted a question in the board section) so I am looking forward to learning more about all the new stuff boards have these days.
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Sup. Been boarding for around 4-5 years now, pretty much started ridin` on terrain last year, still a noob, but gotta start somewhere. I registered here so I can pretty much build my snowboard iq.
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