Thanks for the response. We've been buying some stuff online (ebay) and plan on stopping at a thrifty store in SF.
We don't get to snowboard that often (1 trip/year if we are lucky). This is our second year in a row.
I've been surfing for 25+ years and snowboarded for the first time in 92. Last year was the first time we got some consistent practice, 7 days in the mountain at Whistler. I am finally starting to fell comfortable and can't wait to go back to lake tahoe.