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  Quote JAMM0N Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Noobie
    Posted: Sep/11/2011 at 8:25am
So i've been looking around the forums on what kind of board i should buy.

i'm 5"8 and weigh 120 pounds.

i wear size 9 shoes

So i'm guessing i need 10 size boots. no idea on the bindings. Board: Everywhere around the mountain so i'm guessing a narrow board 155-158

any advice for a novice?

i live in WI and it about to snow in about another month or so. hopefully sooner!
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  Quote keljai Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/11/2011 at 8:26am
sound advice would be to try on boots. your using a guess-tiamte to judge your shoe size? thats retarded 
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  Quote rye Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/11/2011 at 8:27am
your wear size 9 but your going to get size 10. now that is stupid. how about fitting boots on to figure that one out 
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  Quote Sintexo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/11/2011 at 8:28am
First piece of advice, don't assume any correlation between your shoe size and your boot size.  You really need to get fitted at a shop, and try on as many boots as you can until you find one that fits your foot.

I'd read the two long posts by spenser in this thread:
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  Quote JAMM0N Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/11/2011 at 8:48am
okay so i test on boot size first.

after that what should i work on next?
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  Quote rye Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/11/2011 at 9:03am
not so much boot size because each brand fits differently. you'll need to pick the boot and size that fits you correctly 
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  Quote wpiass Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/11/2011 at 9:16am
sounds like you need "ippy's ultimate snowboarding guide"  just do a search of the forums for these keywords and you will get everything you ever needed and more for the noobie
be talkin to ya
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  Quote JAMM0N Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/11/2011 at 10:09am
okay i'll check out a shop in milwaukee when i have a chance. see what size fits me.

when i find the right boots do bindings matter also?

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  Quote kel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/11/2011 at 10:15am
binding matters, but not as much as your boots would be 
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  Quote JAMM0N Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/21/2011 at 8:54am
i bought some burton ruler i fergot what it said on the back end something 2.

i have my bndings Union SL M/L

all i need now is a board.

my cousin has a board in the basement but its a 151

i might just use that for the day or so and see the board i get differentiates in any way.

now for some crash pads, jacket, pants, googles, helmet

how am i doing so far?
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  Quote kyle521 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/21/2011 at 8:58am
151 for someone your size is like perfect. you can get snowpants, jacket, and whatnot cheap at many stores
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  Quote MikeD13559 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/21/2011 at 9:15am
Originally posted by Sintexo

First piece of advice, don't assume any correlation between your shoe size and your boot size.  You really need to get fitted at a shop, and try on as many boots as you can until you find one that fits your foot.

I'd read the two long posts by spenser in this thread:


exactly right! GET FITTED FOR BOOTS!!  Try on as many pairs of boots as U can!
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  Quote JAMM0N Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/21/2011 at 9:20am
i already bought boots.

thats all they had in stock. they were going to have more oct 1 but its what the guy recommended me.

the nike one's were pretty sweet i have to say even though they've only been releasing boots for 3 years now. comfy but a little too much heel lift. i tried to find a boot which didn't have much so i got the burton ruler size 9

tight around the ankles but i still have to break them in.

yeah i'll have fun with the 151 but i'm not sure what type of board it is. looks like a rocker.

should i buy a camber?
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  Quote SLUSHIE Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/21/2011 at 9:13pm
Thats a preference/how you ride type thing.

My advice though is that if your only going to have one board for the next few years, make it a camber.

It will have somewhat of a steeper learning curve because its less forgiving, but when you get better and start going faster you'll be happy you have it.  That is unless your a park only type person.
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  Quote JAMM0N Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/21/2011 at 9:18pm
okay i'll research it more i definitely need crash pads. just need one to support my flat but cause i have no @ass. pretty skinny. upper body wont hurt but i need wrist guards for my right hand for sure
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  Quote namsapalooza Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/21/2011 at 9:22pm
also. get a helmet that fits properly and mayhaps some wrist guards. definitely a helmet though. you'll have to try them on somewhere too, otherwise you won't know whether it fits without wobbling around or if there are any pressure points.
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  Quote 2zz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/21/2011 at 10:18pm
for boots, make sure you go try em on first. try as many as you can.
here's a link on boot fitting tips...
for boards, i'll suggest 147-150cm cambered to start. i'm about the same size as you and i got a 147 and 152. rode a 156 as my first board because the measurement were up to the chin back then. the 156 felt very sluggish due to the big size for my weight and had to work really hard when riding it. i can still ride it, but much prefer 147-152.
here's a link on board picking tips...
for board's waist width, go with at least 245mm.
and please get a helmet.
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  Quote JAMM0N Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/22/2011 at 6:07am
sounds good. guys stop giving me links for boots i already got some. not rich enough to pick up pairs and pairs @ a time.
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  Quote njironman6 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/25/2011 at 12:53pm
check ippys snowboard buying guide for stuff on the board best advice anyone can give search it. This will help you determine what kinda board is right for you.
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  Quote bagelzzz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/25/2011 at 1:26pm
Be sure to get a stomp pad and put it on 24 hours minimal before you ride. I can't tell you how annoying it is when a noob puts a stomp pad on from the gift shop and wonders why it fell off and then they fall everytime they get off the lift. Causing the lift to stop and everyone has to wait until noob sits and laughs embarrassingly and thinks it's a joke and they have all the time in the world to get up and la-di-dah.



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  Quote Wilz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/25/2011 at 2:14pm
get a 145 burton clash...  with burton cartels or missions.. depending on ur budget.
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  Quote JAMM0N Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/25/2011 at 2:19pm
i got the burton SL's. i'll look into the clash. that board looks a little too small for me considering i'm 5"7-5"8 should i be looking @ 150's?
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  Quote Wilz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/25/2011 at 2:23pm

check out www.burton.com

 
there's a board finder tool for burton boards.. and that's the result i got 145 burton clash... feel free to get a longer one.. it's just a ball park guide..
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  Quote JAMM0N Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/25/2011 at 2:30pm
the clash or the blunt. eve though this is my first time should be fun. burton or sierra?
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  Quote JAMM0N Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/25/2011 at 7:28pm
okay my msg was reported as spam?

should i start off wth a burton board or sierra.

they put me under the category of 145-147
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  Quote 2zz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/25/2011 at 8:33pm
never ridden a 145 but i don't think i ever want to til i demo one. unless you're using it for park/freestyle strictly, then it should be a fun size. if you want more of an all-mtn. board, then 147-150.
if the flex between the 147 and 145 feels the same, then i'll much prefer the 147.  
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  Quote Wilz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/26/2011 at 2:18pm
if it's ur frist time. u sure u wanna be buying a board already?
 
if you're on a budget go get a sierra.
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  Quote coolz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/26/2011 at 2:22pm
Originally posted by JAMM0N

okay my msg was reported as spam?

should i start off wth a burton board or sierra.

they put me under the category of 145-147


cause you keep on asking the same crappy question. its your own choice, if you want sierra to be cheaper and is essentially the same thing.
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  Quote JAMM0N Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/26/2011 at 3:11pm
i am going to have two boards. my cousins 151 no named brand and one for myself. i'm not sure if he's planning on going this season and he probably will when i invite him.

budget... not really i ot balls out when it comes to buying stuff a really bad habit of doing so.
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