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Tips for an hard absolute beginner

Postby dr.prodigy » Friday 20 October 2017, 10:39

Hi all,
after skiing for 10 years, and then soft snowboarding for 10 years more, yesterday I've just made my first jump into hard SB: found a super bargain and bought this old board (Burton Ultra Prime 62):
http://www.outdoorreview.com/cat/product-archives/snowboard-equipment/snowboards/slalom-downhill/burton/ultra-prime/prd_85294_3142crx.aspx
along with these bindings (Burton Carrier Automat):
http://forums.bomberonline.com/topic/44135-burton-carrier-automat-race-step-in/

I'm 173 cm, 69 kg, and sporty enough, and I can say I have quite good skills in carving (at least with soft SB), so theoretically the board should be quite right for me, at least in terms of size. But as far as I read, it's very stiff, so maybe not the simplest board for a beginner.

Now, questions:
1) I know it's really (reaaaaally!) old gear, but it was so perfect and not worn at all, and the price was so good, I couldn't resist.. what do you think about them? Do you think I can start with it?

2) Suggestions for boots? Currently I only own 4-lever alpine ski boots. I know they should not be used, but maybe just to give everything a try...

Thank you everybody! :D
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Re: Tips for an hard absolute beginner

Postby jax » Friday 20 October 2017, 10:53

Ciao dr Prodigy
Depends how much you will for that and where you are.
The board is quite stiff and the bindings are not the best...

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Re: Tips for an hard absolute beginner

Postby dr.prodigy » Friday 20 October 2017, 11:14

Ciao and thank you very much jax! :)
I wrote a 3d in the italian forum as well (.. can read/write both, since I'm from Milan :lol: ) here: http://www.extremecarving.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=13116 .
Given you're italian as well, if you want we can go on there.. up to you.

Going on with my questions.. Apart from the board stiffness (do you think I can start with it? Hints?) I read the bindings are quite "weird" (they're a step-in model, which disappeared quite soon, due to some limits of the binding system they use), and they can sometimes have issues with some boots.. what should I expect? Can I keep them for a while, at least to start riding? Will they make things tougher, maybe?

Thanks another time to you and anybody else who'll help me! :)
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