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Any Snowboarders out there?

Discussion in 'Sports, Hobbies & Interests' started by Trigger, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. Sep 8, 2010 at 8:29 PM
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    Trigger

    Trigger [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thinking about getting into snowboarding, just wondering what all im gana need, tips, good brands etc. thanks:)
     
  2. Sep 8, 2010 at 8:56 PM
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    JTO

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    Your gonna need a board, boots, bindings, snow pants, jacket, gloves, goggles. That's pretty much the basics. Anything else warm and waterproof that can be worn under the jackets and pants is good too.
     
  3. Sep 8, 2010 at 8:58 PM
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    One more tip.....a fat wallet! lol j/k Snowboarding can get very expensive with all the gear and lift tickets being like $30 - $50 per day or you can save some coin by getting a season pass.
     
  4. Sep 8, 2010 at 9:02 PM
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    get into snowboarding it is loads of fun. i would recommend anything burton. they are by far the best brand for everything. if you buy a board dont go cheap. cause in snowboarding you really get what you pay for. throw down some money and get the good quality in return
     
  5. Sep 8, 2010 at 9:26 PM
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    dexterdog

    dexterdog My pee parts itch

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    Go up to a resort and rent a board and boots. Wear some warm clothing and gloves. You will be frustrated and may want to quit the first time. Give it at least two tries.
     
  6. Sep 8, 2010 at 9:28 PM
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    dexterdog

    dexterdog My pee parts itch

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    I hate their bindings. It still pisses me off that they have to run a different bolt pattern than every other board manufacturer.
     
  7. Sep 8, 2010 at 9:29 PM
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    toytacoma22

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    If you really want to by your own equipment look into Never Summer boards they are pretty much the shit!
     
  8. Sep 8, 2010 at 9:52 PM
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    stmpjmpr

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    dont forget to bring lots of patience cause it will test you for sure. took me quite a 3 of tries. I was close to giving up and going back to sticks. luckily I didnt. love snowboarding
     
  9. Sep 8, 2010 at 9:59 PM
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    futuretacoowner

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    if you are serious GET AN INSTRUCTOR!!!dont be afraid of looking dumb they know what the proper motions of snowboarding are, find a place that rents burton equipment to use during your lesson then if you love it ask your instructor what he recommends, also talk to him about what riding style you like, that will help choose your equipment. it usually takes 2-3 sessions with an instructor to get the hang of it after that enjoy man remember respect gets respect when out on the sllopes.
     
  10. Sep 8, 2010 at 10:05 PM
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    scottri

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    If you have ever surfed or skateboarded it will help. Take a lesson, it will make a difference. Buy a shit load of Advil before you start. You will need it for the ride home from your first few trips. It's a lot easier to learn to snowboard than it is to ski.
     
  11. Sep 9, 2010 at 9:15 AM
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    Thanks for all the tips guys. Ive skateboarded for about 6 years, took a trip up to colorado last week and saw a bunch of snowboarders it just looks badass.
     
  12. Sep 9, 2010 at 9:17 AM
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    Never Summer boards are sick, I love LibTech or GNU, both are made in the US by Mervin, and as far as bindings, go with Drake. Theyre awesome, responsive, cumfy, and if you break anything on em, just email their customer service peeps and they'll give you FREE parts, yeah, FREE parts, good luck getting that out of Burton.

    Make sure that you get a board that suits the type of terrain you wanna ride, i.e. all mountain (all around good board), free ride (powder board, if you're not riding in powder, you dont need it), or free style (center balanced and pretty strong for handling landings and rails).

    32 Boots are sick, they have heat molded liners which is NICE, but get whatever makes your feet feel good.
     
  13. Sep 9, 2010 at 9:20 AM
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    :confused: you saw people snowboarding last week:confused:

    or just snowboarders...
     
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    I own all Burton gear except clothes and goggles. I have waterproof jacket and pants from a company called 555 (five fifty five). They are very very well made and much less expensive then gore-tex. The goggles I have are from them also and are better then Scott, and the other brands that I have tried. Don't skimp on goggles man, or gloves! If you have any questions about the 555 brand, PM me I'll give you some more info.
     
  15. Sep 9, 2010 at 9:24 AM
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    My favorite lodge just outside of Portland (Timberline) is open year round =P

    They are projecting that they will open for the winter season in early October.

    /giddy
     
  16. Sep 9, 2010 at 9:29 AM
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    x2 snowboarding isnt for everyone....
     
  17. Sep 9, 2010 at 9:30 AM
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    I've snowboarded for about 5 years now, and it's awesome.

    1.) Plan on having to go at least 5-10 times to really "put it all together." It can be frustrating, but it's worth it if you can stick it out.

    2.) Burton sucks. Unless you want to spend $1000 on a Vapor, their lower-end stuff is terrible. Lib-Tech, Never Summer and Ride all make excellent entry-to-intermediate level boards that won't fall apart on you. Plus, they use the same binding systems, so you can easily transfer between them.

    3.) Invest in a good pair of boots and break them in. You're going to be in them for 8 hours a day, and nothing kills a good time like hurtin' feet. Beginner ones should cost you ~$100 or less.

    4.) If you're serious about learning, get your own gear. Board, boots, bindings, goggles, jacket, pants, gloves, etc. It's a lot easier to maintain consistency on your own stuff than to have to adjust to the rental crap every time. It doesn't have to be top-of-the-line gear. Just make sure to have a waterproof jacket, warm gloves, and scratch-free goggles. Plus, you'll end up saving money in rental fees and saving enthusiasm by skipping past the rental counter.

    5.) If you're serious, get a pass. It'll save you money in the long run, too. Plus, you also get that awesomeness of skipping the pass lines.

    For me, having a pass and my own gear is a must-have. There's nothing better than getting off work, driving to the mountain, pulling on my boots and I'm on the lift 5 minutes after I parked.

    I also recommend getting a helmet. Especially if you're going to be doing park stuff. I can't remember how many times I cracked my noggin' before I got one. I'm pretty sure I'm not dead because of it. I got a good one with the built-in audio jack so I can listen to some tunes down the mountain.

    Get out there and have fun!
     
  18. Sep 9, 2010 at 9:33 AM
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    Yea corporate snowboarding awesome:rolleyes:. Next thing you know it's going to be like skiing. With everyone walking around with each others dicks up their asses. Shaun White isn't helping anything by having a clothing line at fucking Target either.

    Check out companies like Rome, Nitro, and Arbor. IMO stay away from companies like K2, Salomon, and any other companies that were making skis first. Like I said it's just my opinion but I think if you make snowboards, you should only make snowboards. If you make skis, make only skis.

    Rome is known for keeping it real. It's owned by two guys. They let their customers design some of their boards. I have met and ridden with both of them and they are some of the coolest guys ever.

    Nitro is kinda like rome. I feel like they are a group of german/austrian rockers who design snowboards lol. Very abstract but cool stuff.

    Arbor is known for their woodwork. A very hippie feel. Their woodwork is the best in the world. Check out their boards. Expensive but you will fall in love with it if you appreciate the intricacy of woodwork.
     
  19. Sep 9, 2010 at 9:35 AM
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    i have burton board and burton bindings<<i like burton bindings as long as they are higher end ones. I got E408 coat and pants and they f'n rock!

    Dragon goggles and grenade gloves.

    i love cold weather so i usually just wear a hoody. i sweat my ass off in anything more. here in cali ill prolly wear a t shirt lol!

    i went on a trip to Jay peak in VT. tons of powder -15F i just wore a typical hat, long sleeve shirt under a light coat and normal pants/boots. Its a workout. if you eat a good meal and stay hydrated your body will keep itself warm.
     
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