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Snowboard advice please

Shann

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so many questions to ask..

is it for yourself?
how tall are you? (those boards are a HUGE size difference)
where is it going to be ridden? (east vs west)
how old are each board?
etc etc etc

need more info but assuming you're an average size person (5'7" i will say) I would go for the Burton unless it's being used STRICTLY for jibbing (usually street) then go for the 147
 

mute79

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i've been skiing my whole life, since i was like 7, but i wanna try out snowboarding this season... can anyone give me a few pointers, both on the equipment and everything else...

i'm 6'5, 205 lbs if it matters...
 

Shann

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judging your feet are in pretty good proportion to your body, you're going to need a wide board (boot size 10.5 and up)
probably around a 168 to 170 (length)

check out k2, i know they do a series of big boards for people as tall as yourself. :)
 
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mute79

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i wear size 14 usually...

so the height of the board i should be looking for is around 170cm?

any other things i should look out for?
 

CLUSTER

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Originally posted by trancEgeek
i wear size 14 usually...

so the height of the board i should be looking for is around 170cm?

any other things i should look out for?
Well you may be short with big feet, that equation leaves out anything to do with the length of your board. Although one thing to consider then is a WIDE board.

Burton has a few fatties out there.

Zigg'
 

B(.)(.)bytrap

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burton is about 6 years old used a little bit..

The vision wasn't used very often.

it's for myself. I"m a newbie. I'm 5'9" at about 150lbs. Used here in Ontario I guess.
thanks
 

Funzo

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Originally posted by trancEgeek
i wear size 14 usually...

so the height of the board i should be looking for is around 170cm?

any other things i should look out for?
It's all preferance really, I usually ride my boards shorter. I'm 6'2" and I ride a 155.
However my board is wide, I have size 12 feet and ride 15, -13. You can also get "gas peddals" with some bindings which raise your toes giving you more clearance. Either way I recommend it, I only had to go snowboarding 3 times to change over from skiing.
 
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smile

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trust me, they're DOPE. my toe edging was so unresponsive before i jacked the gas pedals up a notch.
 

nusty

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Originally posted by B(.)(.)bytrap
burton is about 6 years old used a little bit..

The vision wasn't used very often.

it's for myself. I"m a newbie. I'm 5'9" at about 150lbs. Used here in Ontario I guess.
thanks
what bindings and what boards??????

there is a huge difference between models.
Also, What style of riding are you interested in?

I'd say go cheeper and smaller if learning / starting out. you may develope a certain riding style that won't match the board and then you blew all that extra cash when you won't really be happy with it later.
I upgrade one part of my set up every 2 years so that every 6 years I have a full new set. (board, bindings, boots)
For the last 2 years I've really enjoyed street riding (driving around town and riding anything with enough snow for a landing) but before that I used to stay in half pipes all day at the hills, before that it was just freeriding. all used different boards.

Learning on a smaller board may be usefull for you for now.
 
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B(.)(.)bytrap

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LIke most ppl, they start off just going down hills/mountains.

I'm not sure what type of board it is. what does Burton '58' mean exactly? I don't even know.
 

pr0nstar

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That board seems fine for your height.

I ride a 153 LargeWide... and I'm 5'11" 170lbs..

I ride a really small board for my height/size ;)
It's all about preference.

pr0nstar :D
 
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Shann

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a 147 is PRETTY tiny tho....
like the Forum Street Dweller is a 148 and thats strictly a jib board....

158 would DEFINITELY be a better size, even if you're riding the shitty mole hills in Onterrible...

whoever is charging you $350 for a 6 year old Burton is ripping you off, BIG TIME!
 

The Tesseract

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I'd go with the vision. Only because that Burton is still frighteningly expensive, considering it's used. Besides, Burtons after 1996 are crap (in comparison to pre-96 boards). Either way... a burton doesn't provide any particularly large difference in performance, so it's moot to even think a Burton is better.

No point in spending the extra cash to find out that you suck and you don't want to hurt yourself every time you go down the hill.
:)
I bought my snowboard for $99 NEW
I rule. My bindings were more expensive.

I have to wax my board soon too.



Oh yeah... shit.

If you can, look at both boards, THOROUGHLY. Look for pits and scratches in the bases. If there's spots where the P-tex is missing, walk away. Check the edges too. Rust isn't much of a detail, cause it will come off when sharpened. But if there are serious dents or defects in the metal, you may want to pass as well. Sharpening won't fix those.
 

pr0nstar

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Just means if you can see the core of the board at all.
Scratches/Scrapes are fine... like rust.
Can be filled with a good waxing...
And sharpening like he said will get rid of the wax.

I still say go for the Burton ;) Maybe offer then $250.
 
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