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Old 01-08-2013, 10:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all

Went on my first snow trip to Japan and tried snowboarding now totally hooked lol
Looking at buying my first set up and doing it once a year(Japan ofc)
So here to learn about the right board binding and boot I need
Btw from Brisbane aust..and 38 years old
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:13 AM   #2 (permalink)
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We'll need your weight, boot size, and the style of riding that you like/want to do. That will help to narrow down your choices and get you pointed in the right direction
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Cheers 95kg 5 10 height and mountain riding down slops I can ride switch
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And 10.5 us in a Nike lol
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Alrighty, when it comes to picking a snowboard your height is basically irrelevant, but your weight is most important, followed by your riding preferences and your boot size. Just from your weight and boot size I would put you on a board around a 158 to 162. You could probably go down to 154 or 155 Wide if you were looking for a shorter board to mess around in the park. Each manufacturer should have recommended weights for the lengths of their boards and they are usually pretty accurate. I have several different setups for me. I'm 5'10, 180 lbs (81kg), size 10 boots. One of my boards is a 152W and another is 158 not wide. If you're interested in riding a lot of switch then a twin or directional twin shape would work best. Since you are in the beginning stages I would recommend a reverse camber or hybrid camber profile for the board as they will be more forgiving than a traditional camber board.

I always suggest investing a little more money in a good, comfortable pair of boots since often times your boots will be the determining factor in whether you have a good day on the snow or not.

Hopefully that gets you started. Beyond that you'll probably get as many different opinions as the number of people you ask
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Thanks mate I have been told the k2 brigade ride dh and and k2 park side I was thinking 155 as it give me more option down the track don't understand the wide part lol
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