newbie questions (dont you hate us newbies?)

newbie questions (dont you hate us newbies?)

Post by Sara Hag » Tue, 07 Sep 1999 04:00:00


im somewhat new to this world of snowboarding. i did snowboard last year two
or three times, and caught on fairly quick. the only things i really know
about snowboarding are what i learned on the slopes last year, and what
slang is used that is common to wakeboarding (fakie, goofy, etc). this
weekend was the huge ski sale, and as an early christmas present, my parents
took me (as a suprise) to pick out whatever board, bindings, and boots i
wanted. i wish they wouldve told me so i couldve researched ahead of
time....but what i did get is a burton motion, along with burton high back
(?) bindings that lock in on the side and a pair of burton boots. i just
wondered if anyone could tell me what i just got myself into ;) just hoping
the salesperson didnt give me a crappy setup because i wasnt too sure about
what sort of equip i needed. also, since im so clueless and in over my head,
any suggestions on how to not trash my board this winter? i dont want to
ruin the board/bindings/boots in one season by mistreating them. any help
and/or links to websites would help tons!!!!!
~Sara
 
 
 

newbie questions (dont you hate us newbies?)

Post by Arvin Chan » Tue, 07 Sep 1999 04:00:00

no we don't hate newbies. it's just that most people dislike repeating
themselves periodically (since people new to snowboarding tend to ask the same
questions). if you have any particular questions, try searching on www.deja.com
to see if the topic has come up recently before.

another place for information is www.twsnow.com.

have you ever down any winter activity before (i.e. do you know what to wear?)
that is important as you will have a lot more fun if you are warm and dry.

as for maintaining your equipment... most people don't do anything and their
equipment survives anyway. if your equipment is of decent quality, it won't fall
apart on you. to help you can wipe down your equipment (board/boots) with a damp
cloth to clean off the mud/salt that gets on them and to keep your edges from
rusting. dry out your boots in a warm open space. wax your board after every 4-5
days of riding, in addition to making you go down the slopes faster, the wax
help protect the base from drying out.

don't worry, snowboarding stuff in general is pretty tough.

arvin

Quote:

> time....but what i did get is a burton motion, along with burton high back
> (?) bindings that lock in on the side and a pair of burton boots. i just
> wondered if anyone could tell me what i just got myself into ;) just hoping
> the salesperson didnt give me a crappy setup because i wasnt too sure about
> what sort of equip i needed. also, since im so clueless and in over my head,
> any suggestions on how to not trash my board this winter? i dont want to
> ruin the board/bindings/boots in one season by mistreating them. any help
> and/or links to websites would help tons!!!!!
> ~Sara


 
 
 

newbie questions (dont you hate us newbies?)

Post by browsc230.. » Wed, 08 Sep 1999 04:00:00

<SNIP!>

Your setup sounds more than adequate even though you don't say how
competent you are. My wife got a Motion with Freestyle strap bindings as
her first board, sounds like you have the Step-in system with the same
board. IMHO you're parents have given you a good starting setup to learn
on, though you'll see plenty of Burton-haters in here. As you
progress, you'll start to stretch the equipment - technically not
literally ! ;0)) By this time of course you'll have been bitten so bad
you'll have a pile of boarding mags littering your place, videos all
over the front room, and an opinion on virtually every hybrid of the
step-in/strap-in animal ! Even Salomon's !!
For now just ride, learn and love it...and don't take anyone's advice in
here TOO seriously...
Hmm..I'm just remembering getting my first run...enjoy it, it's the best
feeling in the world when it clicks...

Scott
;0)>

Quote:
> im somewhat new to this world of snowboarding. i did snowboard last
year two
> or three times, and caught on fairly quick. the only things i really
know
> about snowboarding are what i learned on the slopes last year, and
what
> slang is used that is common to wakeboarding (fakie, goofy, etc). this
> weekend was the huge ski sale, and as an early christmas present, my
parents
> took me (as a suprise) to pick out whatever board, bindings, and boots
i
> wanted. i wish they wouldve told me so i couldve researched ahead of
> time....but what i did get is a burton motion, along with burton high
back
> (?) bindings that lock in on the side and a pair of burton boots. i
just
> wondered if anyone could tell me what i just got myself into ;) just
hoping
> the salesperson didnt give me a crappy setup because i wasnt too sure
about
> what sort of equip i needed. also, since im so clueless and in over my
head,
> any suggestions on how to not trash my board this winter? i dont want
to
> ruin the board/bindings/boots in one season by mistreating them. any
help
> and/or links to websites would help tons!!!!!
> ~Sara

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Post by Yellowsno » Wed, 08 Sep 1999 04:00:00

The first time I linked turns I nearly wet myself it was so good! If
your past the sore arse/knees stage it only gets better (apart from a
few grazes and bruises when you start jumping) luv it ;-} only 3&1/2
months and I'm away!!

Luv, hugs Yellowsnow!

Quote:

> <SNIP!>

> Your setup sounds more than adequate even though you don't say how
> competent you are. My wife got a Motion with Freestyle strap bindings as
> her first board, sounds like you have the Step-in system with the same
> board. IMHO you're parents have given you a good starting setup to learn
> on, though you'll see plenty of Burton-haters in here. As you
> progress, you'll start to stretch the equipment - technically not
> literally ! ;0)) By this time of course you'll have been bitten so bad
> you'll have a pile of boarding mags littering your place, videos all
> over the front room, and an opinion on virtually every hybrid of the
> step-in/strap-in animal ! Even Salomon's !!
> For now just ride, learn and love it...and don't take anyone's advice in
> here TOO seriously...
> Hmm..I'm just remembering getting my first run...enjoy it, it's the best
> feeling in the world when it clicks...

> Scott
> ;0)>

> > im somewhat new to this world of snowboarding. i did snowboard last
> year two
> > or three times, and caught on fairly quick. the only things i really
> know
> > about snowboarding are what i learned on the slopes last year, and
> what
> > slang is used that is common to wakeboarding (fakie, goofy, etc). this
> > weekend was the huge ski sale, and as an early christmas present, my
> parents
> > took me (as a suprise) to pick out whatever board, bindings, and boots
> i
> > wanted. i wish they wouldve told me so i couldve researched ahead of
> > time....but what i did get is a burton motion, along with burton high
> back
> > (?) bindings that lock in on the side and a pair of burton boots. i
> just
> > wondered if anyone could tell me what i just got myself into ;) just
> hoping
> > the salesperson didnt give me a crappy setup because i wasnt too sure
> about
> > what sort of equip i needed. also, since im so clueless and in over my
> head,
> > any suggestions on how to not trash my board this winter? i dont want
> to
> > ruin the board/bindings/boots in one season by mistreating them. any
> help
> > and/or links to websites would help tons!!!!!
> > ~Sara

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Post by Tim Met » Thu, 09 Sep 1999 04:00:00

You're completely right about that. And people can say what they want about
Burton, but it's certainly decent equipment. And don't worry; the first
weeks the board will ruin you more than you will ruin the board!
Quote:

><SNIP!>

>Your setup sounds more than adequate even though you don't say how
>competent you are. My wife got a Motion with Freestyle strap bindings as
>her first board, sounds like you have the Step-in system with the same
>board. IMHO you're parents have given you a good starting setup to learn
>on, though you'll see plenty of Burton-haters in here. As you
>progress, you'll start to stretch the equipment - technically not
>literally ! ;0)) By this time of course you'll have been bitten so bad
>you'll have a pile of boarding mags littering your place, videos all
>over the front room, and an opinion on virtually every hybrid of the
>step-in/strap-in animal ! Even Salomon's !!
>For now just ride, learn and love it...and don't take anyone's advice in
>here TOO seriously...
>Hmm..I'm just remembering getting my first run...enjoy it, it's the best
>feeling in the world when it clicks...

 
 
 

newbie questions (dont you hate us newbies?)

Post by frost » Thu, 09 Sep 1999 04:00:00

Good Luck

Look here
http://www.stormloader.com.snowboarding/

Frosty

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Post by ~Z » Tue, 14 Sep 1999 04:00:00

Motion's are generally more of a "lower end" (okay... 'single scoop'
according to Burton... and Im thinking its all last seasons things.. for
some reason  Burton got rid of that 'scoop' rating thingy for this year)
freeride board.  Sounds pretty good for a first set up, but I just hope you
didnt have your mind set on doing mostly pipe/park 'cause the salesperson
should've set ya up with something like a Special, Custom, Balance etc. and
maybe even some (Custom/) Freestyle's instead of step ins. (obviously the
salesguy likes Burton :o))

As for keeping your board in tune; for me, I love to pamper my Sims.. base
cleaning/structuring, waxing, sharpening edges, stone grinding.. blah blah
blah.  My ex bf even told me I spent more time with my board than my him...
oh well.  But just wax it regulary (for me thats about every trip or two..
but I ride the snot out of it), but for others its 3 or 4, keep edges sharp,
and dont forget to wipe it after using it.. especially if you're not gonna
ride a lot in between 'cause you'll start to notice that your edges will get
rusted..
Have fun.

.:Agatha:.

Quote:

>im somewhat new to this world of snowboarding. i did snowboard last year
two
>or three times, and caught on fairly quick. the only things i really know
>about snowboarding are what i learned on the slopes last year, and what
>slang is used that is common to wakeboarding (fakie, goofy, etc). this
>weekend was the huge ski sale, and as an early christmas present, my
parents
>took me (as a suprise) to pick out whatever board, bindings, and boots i
>wanted. i wish they wouldve told me so i couldve researched ahead of
>time....but what i did get is a burton motion, along with burton high back
>(?) bindings that lock in on the side and a pair of burton boots. i just
>wondered if anyone could tell me what i just got myself into ;) just hoping
>the salesperson didnt give me a crappy setup because i wasnt too sure about
>what sort of equip i needed. also, since im so clueless and in over my
head,
>any suggestions on how to not trash my board this winter? i dont want to
>ruin the board/bindings/boots in one season by mistreating them. any help
>and/or links to websites would help tons!!!!!
>~Sara