Originally Posted by poutanen
Did you just say Kemper was a no-name company? They're long gone, but no name they were not!
I'd hazard a guess that at least 50% of people that started boarding in the early 90's either rented a Kemper as their first board, or bought one as their first board.
That said, if the OP can talk the guy down to even $70 or so I'd say pick up the combo, use it as is for a bit as a first board, and pick up a new board in 2 months when the end of season sales are on. Win-win...
Ok maybe not no name back in the day, but this isn't exactly back in the day. It's worst almost nothing nowdays.
That said, you're suggestion to get the set-up for $70 if possible is a great idea. It's like buying the bindings for $50 and having a 3 month rental for another $20. Plus, you can use it as a practice board/thrasher once you pick up a new one.