Hello everybody，I'm a Chinese ski amateur and I live in Beijing. I have skied for many years，but as the matter of fact，I love snowborad inside of my heart, so, I have decided to buy a snowboard and alternate to snowboard in the future. but I meet some problem when I choosing the snowboard, here is the thing.
Neither ski or snowboard, they are just become popular in china, especially the snowboard, it's still a minority sports in china. Therefore, there are only one snowboard forum in China. Besides，this forum has some ralation with Chinese biggest snowboard dealer, which sells Never Summer's snowboards in major, as the result of that, people in this forum will always recommend Never Summer's product for u. With all due respect, this forum helps me a lot and people are nice there, but i really need more advices than NS Copra, NS Chairman and NS Ripsaw, still less, NS is a niche brand after all.
So, please help me to choose a snowboard, many thanks!
First is some basic information. I'm male, 26 years old, 172cm and 70kg. I do workout, so I'm not fat. since I'm a rookie in snowboard, so I haven't figure out what specializations should I choose yet, so I perfer to choose a all mountain & freestyle snowboard. （I really enjoying to watch people juming）
Then is the snowboard. Burton seems to be the biggest brand in snowboard world, custom flying V seems has a great balance on all kind of characteristics, so it's become my first choice. but, does this one kinda too luxurious for me?
The second choice is Flow's Viper. My friend told me Flow is the second large snowboard brand in the world, but Flow is very very hard to seen in China. The advantage of Viper is cheap and friendly to beginners. But I'm worry about its too soft and too friendly to beginners. I mean, I have ski and longboard experiences, so I believe I will pass amateur phase in a short time. I don't want to see the snowboard couldn't meet my requirement only after a few months.
As mentioned earlier, ski and snowboard are emerging sports in China, plus the weather condition, snow parks in beijing can not compare with US and Euro, for instance, the biggest snow park in Beijing Nanshan Snow Resort, it has 25 lanes, length between 200~1000m, but only two of them are black. except Nanshan, the others only normally have 6~10 lanes, length are less than 500m. So, complex snow condition is not very necessary to consideration for me.
That's all, please give me some advices, thank you guys! if you have any question about china's situtation, I'd like to answer them at anytime!
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Statistics: Posted by snowbb_admin — Thu Jul 31, 2014 11:21 am
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Statistics: Posted by camilors71 — Tue Jun 03, 2014 1:07 pm
just returned from five days in Southern Nic. I think it was my best surf trip to date.
Off shore about 80% of the time and swell, it was at least head high every day and most days a few feet over head. We did get two days of double over head waves. I stayed at villas Iguanas which is located on the N end of the beach about 200 yards N of the spot Panga Drops. Colorados surf spot was about a ten minute walk down the beach. The condo was very nice, right on the beach with maid service and AC. It was a perfect location with a pool on the beach and very uncrowded. There is even a nice golf course in the area and a small restaurant and store.
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Panga Drops was an OK wave the left was weak but the right super fun. I surfed the beach break mainly in front of our condo and it was walled but with corners, super fun warm water. Weather was perfect too for the rainy season it never really did. It got over cast and tropical in the afternoons but not too humid.
We also surfed Rancho Santana its a gated American community with a nice pool and bar restaurant and lots of homes for rent it also has an amazing peaky beach break. Its just N of Iguanas.
We also surfed a day at Lances left which was about an hour drive N of Iguanas. Lances was a long left point that we hiked into. It was over head and not crowded about ten guys from Pangas were on it. All friendly. Had a session did about 200 back side turns till my back said no MORE.... the wave goes about 100 yards and is a nice wall, no real barrel on the day we surfed but it was like skateboarding turn after turn super fun. We did get our shoes and towels stolen at Lances so if you hike in dont leave anything....most surf it out of pangas.
Nicaragua is a really nice place to visit. The people were very friendly and it felt very safe. Beer was not cheap and groceries and gas but services were like hiring a driver or surfing out of a panga.
We did fish a day out of Gigante which is the next bay S of Colorados/Iguana area. A local named Zack took us he has 3 pangas and is super cool and an excellent guide...
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