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Old 11-23-2005, 02:04 PM #1
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I want to start snowboarding, help me! please.....

Before I buy anything, I know all of that "Try it before you buy all the gear, what if you don't like the sport" crap, but anyways, I was looking at Burton's site (my friend told me that they are like the WDP of snowboarding , all i know is that Vapor board is awesome) and I took that little quiz thing that gives you choices of equipment that would be good for your budget, experience, etc. to find size of board and all that stuff. But what do you guys reccomend? I'm a beginner, never ridden in my life, board size 155 cm, and I weight about 120.

And what are other good companies besides Burton, Lamar, and Forum, those are seriously the only 3 I know of
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Old 11-23-2005, 02:23 PM #2
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All I can Its gonna suck when you first start learning. Its gonna be painfull to, but just stick with it. Its well worth it once you learn. You can try the company 5150, they make decent begginer boards, I would go with Forum also, and check out the company Ride, they make decent stuff as well. Oh ya, try flow bindings also, very nice and alot quicker to get straped in then conventional bindings.

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Old 11-23-2005, 02:28 PM #3
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ok I'll check them out.

Ninja-Edit: Am I special, or does God hate me? My firend just said to look at a Palmer board, and of the whole 3 that come in 155, 2 of them are woman's boards o.0
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Old 11-23-2005, 02:38 PM #4
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I would go with men, if you get a board that is to small, it will be very hard to ride. How tall are you? The right size board should come up to your chin when you hold it up.
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Old 11-23-2005, 02:54 PM #5
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I am 5'8"-5'9", somewhere it said I should go with a 155, but nothing comes in 155, so prolly a 156

EDIT: My friend wants to sell me his board now lol. It is a Supernatural Pro version board (don't know the exact name, but it is $700 I guess), Agency Danny Kass Pro bindings, and Vans World Traveler Pro boots, I can get all 3 And some goggles too maybe) for $500. And by the hand of God (it has to be, he is way taller than me) it is 156 length and he has size 12 boots, and I wear 11.5 And everything is brand new, never been used, he traded for it last year but now plays paintball

Should I do it?
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Ya, anything between a 153 and 156 sounds right, im about the same height and thats what i ride. Really check out 5150, there boards are good for beginners because they are wider than most, so its really easy to keep your balance, and they are inexpensive.
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I'm 5'9 ridin a 146 and I don't have a problem with it, so you don't absolutely have to have a 155
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I'm 5'9 ridin a 146 and I don't have a problem with it, so you don't absolutely have to have a 155
But I am teh noob! I think I'll go with my friend's stuff. Brand new stuff, worth over $1100, I get for $500, free goggles, yup I'ma fall on my *** so much
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Learning to snowboard is awesome. You could always brag to your friends at the end of the that one run that you only fell once or twice.
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