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Your first snowboard

post #1 of 27
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What was your first snowboard? I had a K2 Gyrator HP with plate bindings.
post #2 of 27
My first snowboard was an Original Sin with Original Sin bindings (now called Rossignol Step In System).
post #3 of 27
Yellow sherman popin snurfer....seriously. Actually first snowboard w/ bindings...burton cruzer 165cm split tail , had the metal fin insert between the bindings, no adjustability of high backs what so ever....

Jonah D.
post #4 of 27
My first board was an Original Sin X board that I Purchased around 1996, with bindings (on sale) for around $250. I sold it on Ebay last year (without the bindings) for $120. I don't know what people are thinking about, but the guy emailed me to tell me he loves the board. I would have been totally happy with $50, but they just kept bidding it up.
post #5 of 27
A red, black, and white piece of crap from Rage which I got for $120 at Dunhams.
post #6 of 27
my first was a 1989 gnu kinetic 168 with elfgin 911 bindings. it used to flap when i got going fast.
post #7 of 27
First board I ever rode was a Burton split tail (don't know the model name, it was a friend's board), when I lived in Frisco CO. I walked it half way up A-Basin in knee-to-thigh deep powder a week after arriving there from the mid atlantic (can you say "lung explosion"?) in October 88. It was sooooo much fun.

The first board I owned was a 155cm Checker Pig race/alpine board with plates.

I now own that board, a Rossi Trottle 166 GS board and a No Limitz 177 directional freestyle board (read: BIG powder board) with soft boots and O-Sin (same as Rossi) step-in bindings. They're all old, but I don't drag my knuckles much, so it's not worth it for me to spen money on new stuff.
post #8 of 27
1988 Gnu Antigravity with Gnu bindings - non adjustable highbacks.
then:
1990 Burton Air w/ air bindings
then:
1992 Nitro Diablo (assymetrical twin) 178 w/ Nitro bindings
still have that one

the rest of the list would just show how gluttonous I have become.
post #9 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by telerod15
What was your first snowboard? I had a K2 Gyrator HP with plate bindings.
LOL, not much different for me...I had a K2 TX w/ plates, I called it "el tool del Diablo" after I broke my ankle using it.
post #10 of 27
First board: 1999 Sims Kurt Wastell signature model. I still use it as a park board. Great for jibbing and jumping. Lots of pop in the tail for boosting off park hits and getting onto boxes.

Current board: 2004 Never Summer Premier. What an amazing freeride board. Carves like a surgeon, floats like a boat, dances through the trees, and lands cliff drops with precision.
post #11 of 27

First ride

Here's my board lineage from early 90's to present:

- Burton Air '60 with some sort of Burton binding and Sorel boots

- I then stepped up to a Burton Custom '59 Sunrise with Rossi step-in system bindings (the madness begins)

- O-sin team '55 and '68 with matching O-sin (Emery wich made Rossi also) binders and boots

- O-sin 4807 (surf nose and fish tail) same step in madness here too

- was given a Salomon '55 after I broke the O-sin '55 in a clinic by our clinic leader

- Volkl Powerframe '60 made the cut after an extensive search. Still on the step in bandwagon though with the O-sin's.

- Volkl Wall '60 and Burton step-ins (when will the madness end?). Great set up even though the step ins were used.

- Volkl Conquer '60 with Volkl buckle bindings and Nitro Punisher (all black) boots (finally the madness has ended)

- Volkl Conquer II '57 and Volkl Wall Pro '60 with Burton Ion boots, Missions and P1's respectively (palmer plates on the Wall Pro)

- Volkl Wall Pro '60, Volkl Squad '57 (flex 3) and volkl RT SL with Burton Ions, P1 and Palmer plates, Mission and Bomber TD2 respectively (Deeluxe Suzuka's for race boots)

- Volkl Selecta '63 (powder), Volkl Jibster '58 (rail/slopestyle dominance) and Volkl RT SL '63 (speed/precision) with Burton Ions, C60, Cartel and Bomber TD2 binders, same race boots
post #12 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phil Pugliese
LOL, not much different for me...I had a K2 TX w/ plates, I called it "el tool del Diablo" after I broke my ankle using it.
Actually, my first and ONLY board.
post #13 of 27
It was the SNURFER! I had two, a red one and then I found a yellow one. This was really advanced. It had a "V" tail and plastic foot grip knobs to stand one. My guess this was circa 1975-78. Anyone remember those? I would love to get one for the wall.
post #14 of 27
1999 Lib Tech Tear Yea 156 with Drake something or other bindings. Just gave this to my daughter.
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2002 Fastback 167. (Just got it, snowboard newbie, haven't used it yet -- am I in for an ass whoopin'?)
post #16 of 27
a burton 162 supermodel in 2000. later came:

nitro naturals, m3 axis, nitro shogun, burton canyon, burton fish,

NOW: libtech snow mullet.
post #17 of 27
1st: morrow master 163 w/morrow bindings

now: arbor s series w/flow bindings
post #18 of 27
Donek Wide 156.
post #19 of 27
First real snowboard was the yellow snow banana. was about 150 cm wide and had staples for foot grips and a rope to the front nose.

Second was the Burton with only rubber straps for foot retention and a rope to the nose. Mine was the delux model as it had two metal fins attached for some form of edging on harder snow as the base was only wood with no edges.

Then the Burton Cruiser 165 with the upper shin killer bindings. Great for carving but a monster in the rough. Buckles on the bindings were a severe pain and required continuoos tightening as they got wet and stretched.

Rented for many years after this and then began skiing again after 6 years of boarding.

Current board is a NIDEKER with nice wood grain down the center in a 157 length. Old but works just fine with Kamiks on a pow day
post #20 of 27
First Burton Backhill, Blue one.

2nd was a Gnu Kinetic

3rd Kemper freestyle

4th Lamar Jimi Scott (favorite of alltime)

5th Burton Brushie that looked like old burton cruize

6th M3 Cap

7th (current) Palmer Burn (sweet board too.)

I still have them all too, which I'm very proud of. Especially my Backhill. I still bust it out eveyonce in awhile when I'm hiking with the dogs. It rules the "backhill" powder.
post #21 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by RatherPlayThanWork
My first board was an Original Sin X board that I Purchased around 1996, with bindings (on sale) for around $250. I sold it on Ebay last year (without the bindings) for $120. I don't know what people are thinking about, but the guy emailed me to tell me he loves the board. I would have been totally happy with $50, but they just kept bidding it up.
Its surprising what some old boards go for. I go on Ebay all the time seeing boards that I wanted when I was a kid. The old Barfoots and Sims boards were some that I never owned, but always wanted. Someday, when I have some extra money I'm going to start collecting boards like that. I've been offered practically mint for my backhill.
post #22 of 27
Dynastar Dynosaur that I got in '95 that was a couple of years old. Asym race board with the flex pattern of a pool table. I keep meaning to get a snowboard kit again but always end up buying alpine gear instead.
post #23 of 27

real "old skool"

About 1966 we cut the skeg off an old beat Atlantic Surfboards, 9' 10' pop-out.

Dragged it up Belle "Mountain" in NJ at night.

A long ride lasted about 10 seconds. We didn't last long because the "recovery time" to drag it back to the top was like twenty minutes.
post #24 of 27
my first board was a k2 Wisdom Wide, a 164 (i think) with k2 step-ins.

these days i make my own boards, yup made for me by me

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post #25 of 27
MAdd Mikes Bitchin Boards. board by K2, Top sheet (Plaid) by Madd Mikes. 166. Stiff as a SOB
post #26 of 27
I believe it was a Sims 1610 with the pointed nose and flat tail. Something like that at least. Then I had a Terry Kidwell, (followed by another Sims board).

Since then I have owned a Neversummer, three Blines, and have currently moved to Backcountry riding on a Voile Splitboard 166.
post #27 of 27
I had a very wee sized Nitro Glide (145 cm!!) and burton mission bindings. The board served me well while I learned. I finally sold it this year. But before I had sold it, at least 3 other friends used it as their starter board as well.
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