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    sbscosplit
    20 Posts

    Total noob here. Im 6’2″ 190lbs living in Steamboat. Just finished my first season of xc ski. Had a blast! Grew up surfing in FL.

    Now a friend has this 168 superfly 2 board he will sell for $300. Never been used. No bindings come with it. I don’t mind good paying for good bindings. Hopefully the board is a good one? And hopefully I can use my brand new asolo titan gv shoes? And hopefully I can get started before the back country snow melts? Any tips and/or opinions, serious, funny, otherwise, greatly appreciated!

    thanks in advance
    Patrick

    #676341
    FloImSchnee
    291 Posts

    I doubt you’ll have fun snowboarding with mountaineering boots.

    Have you ever been snowboarding before?

    #676342
    sbscosplit
    20 Posts

    I am such a noob to split boarding. Just put my hands on one and saw it for the first time like three days ago. When I bought the asolo two months ago I briefly saw post eight in this thread
    http://cascadeclimbers.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/1072615/Homemade_Split_Board

    So I am definitely getting off on the wrong foot here 😆

    I used to snowboard often, back in the 90s. Actually went twice this year.

    #676343
    96avs01
    875 Posts

    @FloImSchnee wrote:

    I doubt you’ll have fun snowboarding with mountaineering boots.

    All depends on the boot. I have lots of trips that were tons of fun in mountaineering boots. There was some trial and error (read suffering) involved in the learning process of finding the right boot.

    165 Venture Divide/Spark Frankenburners/La Sportiva Spantiks
    163W Jones Solution/Phantom Alphas/Dynafit TLT5s
    162 Furberg

    Chris

    #676344
    lernr
    234 Posts

    When I first started snowboarding all I could find was mountaineering boots and I still had tons of fun!

    Not ideal, but don’t let that stop you 🙂

    Bindings: your best bet may be the Spark Burners. Proven pin + crampon system (some issues seem to pop with the newer system), hopefully reduced prices on past years’ models.

    A softer boot will give you a more surfy feel, while a (modified) AT ski boot will help you get more technical. Btw, how do you feel about noboarding?

    Cheers
    Ivo

    #676345
    sbscosplit
    20 Posts

    Yeah, noboarding looks SAWEET!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7Pgh6DvXYc

    Having fun is the bottom line! While realities of money must fit in too. Well that is for most of us. Im thinking I can save money with some good hard boots because I can use em for skiing too.

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