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Old 11-22-2012, 03:53 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Brand is important when it comes to boards. Cost is a big issue too. I see you are looking at only the cheapest of boards, and what you pay for is generally what you get.

If you only want one of the discount boards from that particular site, I suggest you look at only the following brands from that list:

Arbor
Burton
Capita
Forum
K2
Nitro
Ride
Rome
Salomon

If you look elsewhere, there are other reputable brands to look for (NeverSummer, DC, Lib Tech, GNU, Bataleon etc)


Brands have reputations for a reason, we stick to them because they have the best boards, when it comes down to function and build quality. It's worth paying more if the board is going to be superior and last longer.

If you only have $100 to spend on a board, I suggest you wait. Because a cheap board isn't going to handle all the falls that you can expect as a beginner, or perform well in a variety of conditions.


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Originally Posted by tony477g View Post
what I really want is a board made to carve around the mountain, It was probably just me but i rented a board and for the life of me i could not turn left (goofy stance)
You aren't going to be carving as a new snowboarder, carving is an advanced technique, but I guess you just mean riding around groomers.

Last edited by Edge; 11-22-2012 at 04:01 AM.
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