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Setting up for snowboarding - September 21, 2009, 08:11 AM

Ok,

Started snowboarding last year on a borrowed board that was too skinny.
So i'm looking into picking up a decent setup for this up coming season.

What are some brands that are recommended (i know we've all heard of Burton )

and the lengths? is that dependent on my height/type of riding?
I do more trails then board park also.

i'm also 5'10" if that helps.

I've also seen clip in bindings vs strap in? Does anyone here use clipin pro/cons?


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What do you weigh and shoe size.

At 5'10" I would suggest a board around the 154-158 range

When learning to board anything will do really just do not get a board thats real stiff.
Brands I think have a great value:
1.GNU
2.Nitro
3.Capita
4.Never Summer
5.Ride
6.Burton

Binding wise I will only use strap in. I have always had ride bindings and like them a lot. But I have heard great reviews on FLOW bindings for price/comfort/and ease of use.


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Board size help

http://www.frostyrider.com/tips/size-guide.htm

Never liked the clip ins - for me the lack feel/control and have a tendency to ice up


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September 21, 2009, 08:19 AM

since your in Fairfax check out East Coast Board Co next to Hooters. They have a ton of boards to look and a knowledgable staff from what I remember.


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no one uses clippies anymore. avoid flow bindings like the plague.


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September 21, 2009, 08:22 AM

Yea, I'm currently reading the snowboarding.com how to section on boards but wanted some good input as well.

I weight 160lbs and a shoe size of 11-12

thanks for all the input so far!


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since your in Fairfax check out East Coast Board Co next to Hooters. They have a ton of boards to look and a knowledgable staff from what I remember.
I think they are closing that shop... It's always closed whenever I pass by...

Dan,

Whenever you slide through my place I'll show you the ropes..

Burnsy is selling a really nice board with bindings that I think would be a great fit for you.


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Haha, we gotta hit up a couple mountains again this winter, I got a ish ton faster following you...although that almost killed me a couple times


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no one uses clippies anymore. avoid flow bindings like the plague.
I rocked FLOW's for about 8 years and never had any problems with them. And I do some pretty hard riding. You may have had a bad experience with the pair you got but I've had nothing but good news from FLOW.


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I rocked FLOW's for about 8 years and never had any problems with them. And I do some pretty hard riding. You may have had a bad experience with the pair you got but I've had nothing but good news from FLOW.
Buddy of mine works at Copper in Colorado and said Flows suck, has seen them come into the shop more than any other brand for breaking and popping open while people are riding...

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I thought the samething then went in there last winter for some goggles and the store had a ton of stuff inside. Good pricing too.

I feel a dotnet snowboard trip this winter is coming


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<--- Big fan of toe cap bindings


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Buddy of mine works at Copper in Colorado and said Flows suck, has seen them come into the shop more than any other brand for breaking and popping open while people are riding...

Just passing on what he told me.. I personally use:

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Meh... I guess I've never had issues with FLOW's because I'm in the sub 200 pounds club..


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Meh... I guess I've never had issues with FLOW's because I'm in the sub 200 pounds club..
You mean the 100 pounds soaking wet club?


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Yeah will give props to Burton for making that the standard. I had Burton Cartels and liked them and now have Ride SPIs. Everyone is different but I prefer a stable binding that is not really soft but a farely soft board to flex.

If your not really looking into the park but mainly trail riding and eventually bomber runs get a stiffer board if your at the point of carving good and making your way downhill.

I find Nitro to be stiffer than most and hold up great. If you ride mostly east coast like all of us get a board from GNU, NeverSummer and maybe one other that has magnetraction. It works great.


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