Originally Posted by Edge
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:
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.
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.
Ya i dont really know the words in snowboarding, carving sounded like a good one to use haha. So how much would you say would be enough money for a good price? What about retail price, I see some of those boards were up into the 500 dollar price range before. I get what you're saying and in the long run it would probably be better to get a good board to start with than get a sucky board and want a new one later on