Hi people. Do you guys buy your boards from the US or canada? I'm looking to get my first board. Just interested in riding and nothing else. Any recommendations. I'm 5'7 130lbs.
I was thinking of getting this board. It says all mountain. Any opinions. Thanks.
Nov 25th, 2014 01:01 PM #5281
Last edited by StopTheCharade; Nov 25th, 2014 at 01:11 PM.
Nov 25th, 2014 04:17 PM #5282
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K2 Slayblade is 279$:
Rome Agent 298$
Just to name a few. Unless you are dead set on the brand/design i would probably avoid.
Nov 25th, 2014 04:29 PM #5283
I did find these boards on canadian sites. Would any of these be okay. They are 2014 boards. Thanks again.
Last edited by StopTheCharade; Nov 25th, 2014 at 04:51 PM.
Nov 25th, 2014 09:52 PM #5284
You've got a variety of profiles, sizes, and riding styles there. You need to narrow it down. Sounds like you want an all-mountain so stay away from the freestyle boards. Make sure you check manuf sizing charts for the boards you're interested in. I would recommend a traditional camber (ideally) or hybrid profile (given you're probably going to see a lot of ice, assuming you're riding around Scarborough) but not a rocker to learn on. Make sure your foot size doesn't put you into a wide.
Check out board packages from wiredsport.com . I have heard a lot of good things about them. I have bought from (& picked up in) the US but also bought a couple of boards from boardroomshop.com . You can get good deals on last year's stuff but it's getting a little late now. You'll be into a shorter board so you should have some luck. Don't worry too much about board tech & don't get suckered in by graphics. As a beginner, you just need a basic all-mountain for the first few years.
Nov 26th, 2014 08:57 AM #5285
Here you go:
Compatriot Snowboards La Mosca - $200, reg $525. All-mountain freestyle with sintered base. 148, which is in your weight range. On Whiskey Militia. Can be shipped to CAN for $41. The current ad won't be available once you read this but check WM throughout the day and it will likely be posted again.
EDIT: The ad targets the 148 for park/jib, but do some research on it -- you may find it's a little softer but this model is a med-firm to begin with, so it could work. It's a flat profile, which is less catchy when learning. I don't know anything about the board -- just going by what's posted. But $200 for a sintered board is a steal.
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Nov 26th, 2014 09:54 AM #5286
Thanks XR4TI and azn_dan. I will bookmark those sites you gave me for future equipment. I did some more reading and will get the 2014 k2 raygun 153cm. It says all mountain and it got some good reviews. Not bad at $259.99
Nov 26th, 2014 04:01 PM #5287
Heard good things about the Raygun. Should be lots of fun.
Nov 26th, 2014 05:42 PM #5288
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I've been reading through the thread and kinda seem lost. I am a beginner at snowboarding, and want to get my own equipment. Last year I rented for the 4+ times I went to Hockey while I had lessons. I'm OK, not great and still learning (basically falls do happen). It is a recreational sport for me so I wanted to get equipment to have fun with knowing the fact I will never be doing jumps or anything advanced.
Anyways, what do you recommend I make sure to spend on verses what I can buy now and probably upgrade later as I get better? I see some mentions on boots (and I think I agree). But do you need to buy a complete set (boots, bindings and board) to match at the same time? Can I mix and match?
Also do you have any recommendations on shops and suggestions on equipment? All I know is Burton and Sportschek so ... um help.
In Brampton, ON
Male, Beginner and goal is recreational intermediate...
Nov 26th, 2014 08:23 PM #5289
There's a lot of good stores mentioned this season in here -- check them out. Boots have to fit or else you're going to have a bad day. It's best to try on bindings with your boots but no one ever does. Bindings should generally match the board in terms of application/stiffness, but there is also a lot of personal preference. Yes, you can mix and match.
A very very rough guideline for someone starting out, buying stuff on sale for 25-50% off, is $100 - boots, $100 - bindings, $200 board. So $400 with RFD-style shopping and you will have a nice setup. Again, that's a rough guideline.
And check out the snowboard forums - you will find a lot of useful info there.
Nov 26th, 2014 09:12 PM #5290
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