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  Quote guzutite Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: NEW RIDER!!
    Posted: Nov/02/2011 at 11:27pm
i'm a new rider and live in Europe. The snow is about to start coming and i can't wait. I'm not going to buy a board yet until I rent some and figure out which one and which size I would like best. I'm 5ft5in are there any suggestions. i weight 155. i'm also about to buy grenade army corps jacket and pants, because there in my price range. does anyone have any suggestions on anything related to beginner snowboarding. THANKS!!!
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  Quote iyadea Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/03/2011 at 1:43am
Ooh. Some members are going to get mad at you for posting this kind of thread because this kind of question has already been answered before. Check out Ippy's guide: http://www.trusnow.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=40125

Also, you can go on Google and type in whatever it is that you need help with/have questions about and type in TruSnow without the quotes, of course.
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  Quote scuddera Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/03/2011 at 3:43am
I have the grenade army corps pants and they are legit and definitely a solid buy. they do run a bit big FYI im 5'9 185 and have a large and there even a little big... honestly when it comes to boards. my theory is renting is a waste of money, just talk to a few people on here about what a good cheap buy is. because look at it this way if u decide snowboarding isnt ur thing, just sell it and u will be out less than rental money or u if u like it u still have the board. as far as sizing if ur gonna get bigger just buy a couple sizes up but if ur not i think anything in the 150-155cm area would be good. check out DC ROME NITRO RIDE SEIRRA even BURTON have some quality boards for cheap because of old models.
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  Quote kel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/03/2011 at 4:02am
l say anywhere from the 152-155 would be a good all arou length.  because its your first board, l recommend 2nd hand to see if you truely love the sport before investing
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  Quote guzutite Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/04/2011 at 1:03am
ok thanks a lot, i'm going to start looking around for one that size for cheaper.
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  Quote guzutite Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/04/2011 at 1:04am
thanks for the advice on the pants, i will definitely have to buy a size smaller than usual then .the mediums should be good. thanks for all the help
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  Quote Daveongo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/04/2011 at 3:13am
i would suggest getting a helmet
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get a lock before your board goes bye bye. then you'll be crying at night
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  Quote Jigkidd Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/10/2011 at 12:16am
Boots are the most important part of your setup, because if your feet aren't happy, you probably won't be either.

You want your boot to fit like a glove, literally, very snug without any pressure points.
I'd suggest measuring both feet in cms before you get fitted so you have an idea.

fortunately for you, here's a in depth guide to boot fitting.

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  Quote vanoot Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/13/2012 at 2:18pm
Google your questions, there are tons of great answers. Best advice I can give is this : stick with it, once you get the hang of it you will be glad you did.
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  Quote dylanjamesfr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/25/2013 at 4:37pm
I just bought my first board and would appreciate some advice. I paid $150 for a second hand burton omen 57 2004 without bindings and would like to know if this was a reasonable price to pay. I did alot of research which produced alot of different outcomes. If someone could just give me a general idea it would be much appreciated.
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  Quote BoxStomper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/25/2013 at 4:39pm
I dont want to entertain this out of place post, but no, that wasnt reasonaable, thats wayyyyy too much money for a 10 year old board.
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  Quote Witty1 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/25/2013 at 5:30pm
Yea.... I'm with Box...
Looking for past years boards (new) you can get a board for around $150.... which will only be a couple years old. 

Live and learn... 
Learn to ride that board...
surf the forums and you'll get a gist of how the resale of boards goes...

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I think OP should get a size 150 board because he's a beginner plus I know a lot of guys that are taller/heavier and they like their 151 better than their larger boards.  I would invest in a good pair of helmet to protect your head and not ruin your day, gloves to not freeze your finger tips so you can still buckle up by the end of the day, and boots that fit so you won't feel too much discomfort or pain.
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  Quote Alkasquawlik Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/26/2013 at 9:28am
Originally posted by dylanjamesfr

I just bought my first board and would appreciate some advice. I paid $150 for a second hand burton omen 57 2004 without bindings and would like to know if this was a reasonable price to pay. I did alot of research which produced alot of different outcomes. If someone could just give me a general idea it would be much appreciated.

Ya, you got swindled. A board that old is worth $40-50 TOPS.
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  Quote lightning80 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/26/2013 at 10:47am
Wow..$150 for a 2004 board..you got robbed. You can easily get a much newer board with much newer technology for the same price off Craigs List or some other used-gear outlets. You can even get some brand new boards around that price off this site! You should have asked us before you bought it Ouch
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