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Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 9:41 pm
Hey I'm from Guatemala and I'm really interested in practicing this sport but I'm not sure of what board should I get
Should it have a brake system or not?
and also a good brand to begin with?
Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 4:59 pm
Any board for your weight works. It's really that easy when you're starting. Mountainboarding is one of the cheapest board sports out there. Mostly because our equipment is very durable and easy to fix, mod or upgrade.
Top two companies on the market right now are MBS and Trampa (nosno's are hard to get). Although you have some good smaller ones like Flame (Germany) or PMS (Czech Republic).
Personally I suggest not getting a brake system. Instead spend that money on a helmet, palm and wrist guards, crash pants and knee guards. There are ways to stop which, when mastered become very efficient.
Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 9:23 am
Best to begin with a Trampa or MBS without a brake so you earn to slide and carve, but if you have very long downhill runs, a NoSno Brakeboard is worth every penny, as the Trampa & MBS brake systems are terrible in compasion.