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Old 04-05-2012, 10:39 PM #1
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snowboarding help

well i am moving to colorado during summer and i will be quitting paintball. i have been sking before and i loved it. so i decided i will snowboard and i need help with gear. i will have around 500-700 to get all my gear, bindings, boots, pants and goggles and jacket. idk if i should get a bigenner board knowing im going alot and i can pick up on stuff fast.
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height:5 9 but im 15 and still growing
experience:i went sking for a week and was doing double black in 3 days. i can also wakeboard and somewhat skate.



help me pick my gear/setup
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Old 04-05-2012, 11:29 PM #2
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you're a ****ing moron if you are going to buy the gear before you tried it. next you are pretty ****ing blind if you didn't see the winter section.
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Old 04-06-2012, 01:31 AM #3
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:47 PM #4
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I don't have too much input in terms of gear - Similar to paintball, you get what you pay for.

I would suggest getting one lesson your first time out. I also skate/wakeboard, but an intro lesson really helped out to get down the basics.
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Old 04-23-2012, 09:51 PM #5
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Get the largest board you can find . Probably a 165cm , you will be more stable at higher speeds
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Old 04-30-2012, 02:28 PM #7
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Hey bud for one: don't quit paintball... just a suggestion but yeah, you'll come back because snowboarding = 4-6 months/year. paintball = year around.

For snowboarding: rent gear and take a lesson the first time you go.

And then this:

For gear:

1.) Buy wool socks, and not the cheap ones. Plan to spend a couple bucks on these... believe me you'll be happy when you're feet aren't froze.

2.) base layer stretchy shirt + under armor cold gear + fleece (or even your favorite hoodie) + water proof shell > big fat jacket. You'll be happy you can take off layers to be more comfy as the season winds down and temps pick up... and this kind of stuff can be picked up at Ross, or TJ Maxx for cheap... (nice waterproof shell that will last a long time might run you up to $100+ depending on what you choose).

3.) Nice pants are worth the investment (not too thick, not too thin...). World Industries makes a good pair and well priced (+/-$50)

4.) boots... comfy & warm > cool looking. Just make sure they're not going to fall apart. If you're gonna order online, check out a pair at your local sporting goods store first to make sure the size is right and they are comfy to your feet.

5.) goggles... idk it's preference man. I look for polarized lenses and that's about it. preference here but big-named products are going to run you $100+

6.) for #'s 1-5, buying in May-June is the best time and you will be able to pick up the last two years' styles for huge discounts at your local skate/surf shops.



6.) Board & bindings... scour your local craigslist (all sales -> search: "snowboard") AND big one: check out in cities with big military installations nearby (colorado springs for instance). Soldiers are always buying nice stuff, not using it, marrying fat chicks, then selling it for way less than it is worth.

Hope that is what you were looking for.


P.S. the right size board will stand from the ground and be between the bottom of your chin and your nose. They are measured in CM so you can use a tape measure to guestimate sizes that will work for you.

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