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 Post subject: Looking for starter board
PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:55 pm 
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Newb here. I am looking for a first split. Something used and not too expensive. I live in VT, have only boarded for two years. I'm 5'10' 150 lbs and have been riding a 155cm Icon board for no other reason than I picked it up at a swap. I don't know if it is the right size but it works.. I have been doing some beginner back country on tele skis but always think I could do this better(and more fun on a snowboard).


So to the point. After watching for months I finally saw some craigslist postings in my area. Would either of these be good?

A) voile mojo year 2011: 161cm, is this too long?
B) Burton Custom X (DIY) 156cm. Is this too much of an expert board? is the fact it is split solid soften it up?


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JLH


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for starter board
PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:16 pm 
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I'd be leary of the DIY burton, the center inserts can be an issue if they got too hot in the cutting; even if they look ok there can be sealing problems allowing moisture into the core.
At 5'10" I don't think the 161 will be too much board for you; shouldn't take much to get used to the difference.

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