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Old 10-25-2008, 02:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi my name is pat and i have road the pocono mountains like 6 times in the last 2 years it came natural to me. My problem is that i always used a rental board and finally i traded my iphone for a santa cruz moutain dew edition snowboard with burtan freestyle bindings. I went to my local shop and brought the board to him and he said he can not put the binding on the board cuz the board is not a burtan. and it is not tall enough for me. i think its a 154cm and he was showing me atomic 158cm and bindings for 200. I dont no anything about atomic and if it is good or not and that is why i needed your guys help. Let me no what i should get. he also showed me a sapient board and i dont no if that is good or not. PLEASE HELP ME. thanks in advance. and here is my board


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Old 10-25-2008, 04:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What's up Pat welcome to the forum... Regarding your dilemma, you should tell us your stats: weight, height, shoe size, type of riding (freeide, freestyle), and rider abiity. Then someone here will definitely help you out a lot.

If the guy at your local board shop is telling you the board is not "tall enough" for you, then he doesn't know crap. Board size is most importantly determined by weight. Also, you can mount Burton bindings on non-Burton boards. You just need a conversion base plate.

I never ridden an Atomic board, but I hear they're solid. A number of members on the forum are big Atomic fans. Which Atomic board is it?

Where in South Jersey you from? I'm sure there are other shops you can go to.
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Old 10-25-2008, 05:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
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welcome to the boards. and south jersey represent!! where are you from? theres alot of good shops in our area, what shop did you go to?

if you contact burton, they should be able to send you a disk that will be compatable with your snowboard. atomic makes alright stuff, but i personally would not buy one. did you by any chance go to black diamond or whatever the place in the moorestown mall is called? they have alot of atomic stuff left from last season.

the 154 is probobly fine for you. if you have any further questions, pm me. also, my friends and i are always having rail jams in the area, and we always welcom new riders.
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Old 10-25-2008, 06:21 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Welcome Pat! I wonder if that guy showed you the Atomic "cold smoke" board. Thats the most common atomic board I hear about. Sapient boards from what I hear are good boards, especially the PNB2 I believe. I think that one was more freestyle than free ride. Hopefully you get those plates from burton so you can ride your setup. Burton makes those bindings that way so they can sell boards. No other company I know does that crap. Maybe I am wrong, anyways welcome to the forum!
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Old 10-25-2008, 10:36 PM   #5 (permalink)
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welcome to the boards. and south jersey represent!! where are you from? theres alot of good shops in our area, what shop did you go to?

if you contact burton, they should be able to send you a disk that will be compatable with your snowboard. atomic makes alright stuff, but i personally would not buy one. did you by any chance go to black diamond or whatever the place in the moorestown mall is called? they have alot of atomic stuff left from last season.

the 154 is probobly fine for you. if you have any further questions, pm me. also, my friends and i are always having rail jams in the area, and we always welcom new riders.
thanks to all the above but im from atco newjersey and i no where black dimand is but i went to freestyle ski shop in atco. and he wants 50 to tune up my board. it is worth it. and then i was going to buy 130 vans boots from last season. and i am 6'0 foot and 160 pounds with a size 11.5 boot thanks for all the help
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oh truueee. i drove past freestyle last night. my girl and i drove over to route 206 to check out the fire. it was pretty heavy. lots of smoke and smaller fires popping up. kinda apocalyptic looking at night.

but your fine wiht a 154 at your weight for sure. going bigger wont hurt, but no point in spending more money. and 50 to tune is alot. you can do it yourself for about 10.
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oh truueee. i drove past freestyle last night. my girl and i drove over to route 206 to check out the fire. it was pretty heavy. lots of smoke and smaller fires popping up. kinda apocalyptic looking at night.

but your fine wiht a 154 at your weight for sure. going bigger wont hurt, but no point in spending more money. and 50 to tune is alot. you can do it yourself for about 10.
yeah that fire is pretty intense my girlfriend couldnt even sleep in here house the smoke was so bad and she lives like 5 miles away. but im a noob and i dont no how to tune a board
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50 is alot. I thought paying 30 was alot, so I spent 69 bought myself the dakine super tune kit with iron and all the stuff to do it myself. It pays off in the long run. Plus its fun to learn to tune your own board, damn the man!
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50 is alot. I thought paying 30 was alot, so I spent 69 bought myself the dakine super tune kit with iron and all the stuff to do it myself. It pays off in the long run. Plus its fun to learn to tune your own board, damn the man!
worst part is he knows my dad and cant even cut me a deal. so where can i buy this tuning stuff and does anyone pefer any boots. i was going to get vans for 130 with the new lace design you just turn a knob and it tightens your boot
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i prefer thirty two boots or dc's. super comfortable. and the tuning stuff, all you need is an iron(a household iron will do, but one made for snowboarding is preferable), wax, and a edge file. you can get all of this stuff at any snowboard shop, and you can find tutorials on you tube and online. the first time is scary, but its really very easy and fun to do.

file
http://media.rei.com/media/878366.jpg

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http://shop.surftheearthsnowboards.c...dimg/nw035.jpg

wax
http://media.rei.com/media/896113.jpg

scraper
http://www.alpinecarving.com/images/tune_scrape.jpg

you also need a scotch brite pad to buff the wax into the base after you scrape it off
http://www.racewax.com/catalog/rw1001.jpg

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