I am fairly new here, and new to snowboarding, although 32. Bought a promo board off Ebay in 2009 (supposedly Santa Cruz) to start things off. Awful board, really heavy, really really slow, even after a wax and tuning I had done professionally.
This year I am equipped with the following:
2012 K2 Brigade - Brand New. If you are looking to get a steal on a board, go to Dicks Sporting Goods the week after Black Friday, every year they put major reductions on last years boards, then put them an additional 25% off in the store. Nabbed it up for $122 including tax. Catch Free Rocker, we'll see how it goes!
Grabbed some LTD LT-35 Bindings from Pro Boardshop on Amazon. I was really impressed at the quality and construction for how bad a wrap these companies get (Wife has Lamar MX-35s). FYI LAMAR and LTD use the exact same manufacturer and just slap their own spin on it. Steal at $50.97 including shipping from Amazon. Plus a $25 gift card, woot woot. Thanks Pro Boardshop (FYI - The-House, Pro Boardshop and DJ's Boardshop are all located in the same building and suite number....pretty interesting, that or the other two just drop ship for The House because thats what the shipping tag said it was from and I looked up contact addresses for all three - 200 S Owasso Blvd. E St.Paul , MN 55117 - ding!).
I have Salomon Symbio Boots (I got them new off ebay for $16 including shipping, and the tag on the boots when I opened them said $99).
I got a like-new RED helmet off ebay as well.
I picked up an Emerson Waterproof helmet cam (gopro knockoff), but for $34.95 on Black Friday special, I had to try it out. Thanks Menards!
I nabbed up a pretty nice Burton snowboard bag on clearance at a local snowboard shop for $29.95.
Finally, last year, I went to Dicks Sporting Goods to grab some googles. I just went for a 24.95 Smith pair (white with orange lens) because I wasn't going to be doing much since I am a beginner. I grabbed one off the shelf, paid for it, got home to check them out, and low and behold I opened up the Smith box to find $50 DX goggle in there, sweet!
I am just missing one thing, SNOW!!!!! LET IT SNOW PLEASE!!!