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  Quote roya909 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: intermediate
    Posted: Jan/21/2014 at 6:37pm
i started boarding around 3 years ago and i was wondering what type of board is right for me. I know there are different type of boards for different tasks. Iam not a heavy rider. i just frequently go to ski resorts couple of times a year. Any recommendation would be great
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  Quote Mr8iggins Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/21/2014 at 10:02pm
Honestly check out the Sierra collection, especially the stunt or the reverse crew. They are fantastic boards and the reverse camber is amazing. My younger brother has a stunt and my older brother has the reverse crew, and I ride them more than my own board.
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  Quote sleeepili Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/21/2014 at 10:29pm
reverse camber is the way to go if you're a beginner and want to improve fast. Even when you become intermediate or advanced, you may still end up liking an RC over TC based on your riding style
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  Quote )(nfinit)( Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/22/2014 at 9:37am
I don't know if I'd say "it won't make a difference to you" on Reverse Camber vs. Cambered.  But maybe what would be best, is to start with buying your own boots and demoing some boards to see if you can tell a difference and if you do have preferences.  Mainly because that's what it all comes down to, what do you prefer?  If you don't know and you want to own, do like Lux says and get something cheap.  My order of importance is boots, board, bindings.  

Depending on what resorts you ride at, there are usually some demos available that aren't just the normal rental fleet.  Get your hands on one of these and it can point you in the right direction.  If you typically go for periods of 1-2 weeks at a time, then as lux stated, it may be more economical to purchase.  But there are definitely some excellent rentals.  Here in CO if you time it right, there are sometimes companies demoing their current lines.  Good way to try multiple boards quickly.

Other than that, the Sierra/Rome packages and the Thrive/Union or Rome packages are probably the best deal out there.

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  Quote roya909 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/22/2014 at 6:14pm
thank you for the helpful informations :)
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  Quote Lux Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/22/2014 at 6:37pm
If you're not hitting the slopes on a regular basis, it becomes harder to make a return on your investment in new gear. It goes without saying that snowboard equipment is not cheap, so, as nfinit says, it would be prudent of you to closely research and demo and feel the differences between boards, bindings, and boots in order to make an informed decision. With that in mind, we can't really throw recommendations at you without knowing what you want. If you're still indifferent, then any setup off craigslist will probably satisfy you.

I would have to raise an argument against the reverse camber recommendation because I find that it harbours poor carving technique. You're never really using your body for the heel-toe transition that loads and unloads your weight onto the edges, so you end up in a perpetual state of turn-initiation-limbo, for lack of better words. I had this conversation with local team riders and distribution reps on demo day and we all arrived at the same conclusion that reverse camber is carving purgatory.

And whatever bindings you buy, don't forget to set them up for your boots. A lot of binding discomfort and complaints could be easily rectified with some set-up using a screwdriver and some common sense.

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Haha yeah, sorry about that! I was typing it on my phone and didn't realise my post was so long, couldn't edit it shorter so I just deleted it out of frustration. I have no patience for tiny touch screens! Angry
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  Quote roya909 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/05/2014 at 10:40pm
i just got the burton clash 2013 burton freestyle 2013 and burton invader.
how did i do?
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  Quote )(nfinit)( Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/06/2014 at 5:17am
get out on the snow and tell us!  those are all good starts.
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  Quote sideways99 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/06/2014 at 5:57am
Originally posted by roya909

i just got the burton clash 2013 burton freestyle 2013 and burton invader.
how did i do?

I withhold my grade on your purchases until you disclose how much you paid for those items.  While everyone knows the Big B there are other excellent brands out there and good deals can be had.  So my opinion on how you did depends on the final cost.

As far as the gear itself goes that's a pretty standard starter/beginner setup.
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  Quote roya909 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/06/2014 at 11:18am
the total was around 435
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  Quote JDiggidy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/06/2014 at 11:43am
^ Not bad.  2 bills for a board and bindings and booties for a honda a piece.  Not bad at all.  My first bindings were Burton Freestyles circa 2000ish... 
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