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    Posted: Jun/17/2008 at 6:36am
Hi,
 
I am in the process of buying my first snowboard. I have been a few times. I have picked up the basics. I plan to do mostly all mountain. I am 5'8", 165 lbs and wear a size 9.5 shoe. I was leaning towards a Burton Custom 156. Would that be a good fit? Which bindings should I get with them, Union Forces, Ride LX, or Flow Flite 3? Also what boots would you reccomend? Thanks for all your help.
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Also, my friend is willing to sell me his '08 Burton Se7en 157.5 Board. Should I go fro that given my background? What's a good binding for that board? Thanks again.
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The Custom would be a great board for your progression and where you're at right now. 
 
The Seven is a rad board, but might be a little much to begin with unless you're already pretty stable with your ability. 
 
For either board, I would recommend the Union Force of the bindings that you listed.  The Forces will be a great match, as they're a solid all mountain freestyle binding. 
 
As far as boots go, it's really hard to say.  The only boot that we have in stock in 9.5 is the Vans Mantra, but I don't think it would be a good fit with the setups you're looking at.  I would recommend something along the lines of the Salomon Dialogue, or Burton Hail.  The Salomons fit feet that have average width toe boxes and narrow heels, whereas the Burtons will fit average width feet and heels better.
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