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Hi, beginner snowboarder here that just finished my first season.

I think I'd like to focus my skill set on ground tricks like this video:


I'm 5'9 (no shoes) and i weigh 150lbs.

Looking to buy my first snowboard and Ive been suggested to get something park oriented and flexy like a Scott Stevens pro.

I just wanted to verify what length i should get. In the video the boards range in the low 150s high 140s. But i don't know how tall or heavy those people are. I've tried messaging the.boarders directly via social media but no response.

I was thinking of getting malavita bindings. Should I go softer?
 

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Most boards put a recommended weight range. You will probably be a 152-154 in standard board widths. I'd look for a medium flexing, camrock board. I'd only go with a Scott Stevens if you are planning on doing a lot of jibbing. Soft boards make tricks a little easier, but a medium flex board is much more versatile and you can do tricks just fine with them and will teach you better form.

Make sure you get properly sized boots that are not too big. Boots are the most important part of your setup.

Malavitas are a great binding for what you are looking to do. I'd only recommend softer if you want to live in the park.

Enjoy your second season!
 
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