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    Posted: Nov/03/2010 at 9:58pm
i am a begginer and i want to buy the sierra blue board good choice or to much to soon?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/04/2010 at 3:09am
if your specifically asking about the blue bird. Then i would be against it for a beginner. Grab a reverse crew and go enjoy learning.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/04/2010 at 3:50am
grab a crew/rc/team out of the Sierra range, also use the coupon code worldshopper for $199 Sierra boards
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/04/2010 at 4:00am
Go with a Crew or Reverse Crew my friend, bluebird is for the pow and is a more specialized board!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/04/2010 at 4:26am
i think for a beginner, the stunt is a better choice than the other boards.  It has more flex which will make it more forgiving.  And it is reverse camber too, prevent some from catching an edge while learning to turn.  the stunt is also not so soft that it can't be taken all mountain - it just isn't that great for bombing down the mountain at high speeds which a beginner wont do anyway.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/04/2010 at 4:33am
Go for the reverse crew if you're starting out or even the stunt would be a great board for you
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/04/2010 at 6:26am
Originally posted by richardvoyageur

Go with a Crew or Reverse Crew my friend, bluebird is for the pow and is a more specialized board!
Since Burton shtooked up the production on them I wouldn't really say it is for pow.  It has very minimal taper.  like 3mm or some crap.  I think it would be a fine all mountain cruising board for the OP.  Might not be the easiest board to learn on but certainly doable.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/04/2010 at 12:27pm
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Originally posted by richardvoyageur

Go with a Crew or Reverse Crew my friend, bluebird is for the pow and is a more specialized board!
Since Burton shtooked up the production on them I wouldn't really say it is for pow.  It has very minimal taper.  like 3mm or some crap.  I think it would be a fine all mountain cruising board for the OP.  Might not be the easiest board to learn on but certainly doable.
Ya unless he really really likes it he should get the RC  or stunt because it will be so much easier to learn on.  But you do make a valid point.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/04/2010 at 12:56pm
If you're mainly going to ride powder and want to get really good at riding powder than the Bluebird would be a good choice. If you're going to be learning on various terrains, I'd go with a more versatile board.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/06/2010 at 3:05am
Originally posted by julius77

If you're mainly going to ride powder and want to get really good at riding powder than the Bluebird would be a good choice. If you're going to be learning on various terrains, I'd go with a more versatile board.

i disagree... beginners really shouldn't be learning on a powder board.  powder boards tend to be longer and more difficult to control.  beginners should stick to shorter boards
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/06/2010 at 4:45am
what made you decide to get the blue bird first? maybe he does plan on fresh snow boarding alot?? if its design wise, it wouldnt be a wise pict
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/06/2010 at 5:17am
I guess another important question is what do you plan to do with the board? just learn on groomers? ride powder? hit the park? that would determine the sort of board you would get even if you are a beginner.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/06/2010 at 6:19am
As others have said I wouldn't classify the Bluebird as a powder board.  It was designed with 5mm taper which is hardly anything and another post mentioned it was made with only 3mm.
It seems like a medium flexing all mountain board which is a fair choice for a beginner.  The slight taper might actually help with turn initiation. If you look at Burton's line they have a few entry level boards with 5mm taper.  It is not like he will be riding switch and even then with that little taper it is going to be much harder anyhow.
 
I am not telling you to get this board but I am not opposed to camber for learning so I do not see why this would be a bad choice. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/06/2010 at 6:59am
honestly when i got my first board, i wasn't able to make it down a mountain for more than 20 seconds without falling. i bought something cheap. a ltd fury 157 with boots and bindings. all for 200 bucks usd. i got my moneys worth out of the board. used it maybe 10 times and replaced it once i learned how to board. it was cheaper than paying for a rental. just my 2 cents, i don't think it really matters what you buy the first time. i would just go with anything cheap
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/06/2010 at 7:21am
buy something cheap.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/06/2010 at 7:24am
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/06/2010 at 7:33am
Bluebird is definitely too much for a beginner. I would go with something much cheaper and with a lot more flex in it. Its also very expensive for a beginner board your going to ding and dent all over the place. You may want to check out Evo.com right now, they have 20% off of their outlet and you can get a great deal on some cheaper older boards from 2010 or 2009 which would be great for beginners.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/06/2010 at 7:34am
Burton clash are really easy to learn on.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/06/2010 at 7:45am
I would get the reverse crew if I was you.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/06/2010 at 7:59am
reverse crew is my recommendation too.  $199 is a great price for a new board with good tech.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/06/2010 at 8:03am
stunt or reverse crew would be a good choice if your just starting out. get the bluebird when you kno you want to keep shredding cuz you enjoi it.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/06/2010 at 8:38am
I recommend the RC . Yes the stunt is more soft but the rc has the advantage of the custom shape and more versatility.

Do forget about the bluebird.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/06/2010 at 9:06am
exactly!
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