Hey guys, noob here. My son wants a board for Christmas and a coworker is selling a Never Summer Legacy board and Burton custom bindings that he used once for $150. The boards 158cm, the website says it's good from 140-190lbs. My sons 14, 135lbs, 5' 7" but it looks like the smallest adult board the carry is a 156. The generic online calculators says he should be in a 146. Seems like a great price on the package. Would we regret buying it? Thanks in advance!
First of all, that board is old as fuck. It might be worth $50, certainly not $150. Secondly, yeah, 158 is way too big for him. Since he's 14 and still growing, I'd go for something around 150-152ish. A little big for him right now, but something that should last him a couple of seasons.
It looks like you're in a snowy area (duh) so check out the local craigslist? You're not going to find anything for $150 board and binding. Increase it to $300 and you can find a ton of good stuff new. A lot of 2013 models going for $200 and bindings for around $100. Not crap either.