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Old 12-19-2013, 06:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Board is over a decade old, good shape though, replace?

It's been a decade since I went boarding and I finally got out again and I loved it.

I bought new boots and bindings, Ride Lassos and Flux TTs. However, my board is probably over 10 years old. It's a 152 Burton Indie (the ones with the triangle mounting system...was a PITA to find a baseplate to mount my new Flux's to it).

Loved the combo but I can't help but wonder if I should also just bite the bullet and upgrade my board. It's in good shape but it seems that tech has changed so much that it would seem prudent to upgrade my board.....I mean, holy shit the BOA system is wtfamazing on my Lasso boots. I probably spent over 2 hours just adjusting my boots and playing with the BOAs...

I'm 5'6", 155 lbs for reference. Beginner/intermediate rider, mainly mountain riding.

Thoughts?

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Old 12-19-2013, 06:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Its not prudent to upgrade if it rides good and you enjoy it. But nothing wrong with having a brand new board either. I'd personally save the money and put it towards more gear like socks, goggles, gloves, wax, layers, pants, jackets, helmet, lift tickets, etc. But that's just me.
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Old 12-19-2013, 06:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
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If u love it, u love it.
That being said I'd rent or borrow a recent board and try it, see what u think.
Then maybe get a new board on sale next summer.
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I have a 19 year old Libtech Emma Peel that I still ride because it's freaking awesome.
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Old 12-19-2013, 09:20 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I have a 10 or 11 year old Lamar snowboard that I still ride and love. But I only ride it when there isn't much snow coverage early in the year. I get new boards to ride in better conditions periodically.
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I have two schools of thought on this: Technology has come a long way, I went from a '95 Kemper Freestyle, to a Burton T6 in 2009. The difference was night and day.

That said, last year I went to Whistler with an old friend, I was on my $1500 aerospace tech rocket ship, he was on a 10 year old Burton Custom with old bindings on it. He kept up to me just fine and had just as much fun as I did.
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One nice thing about old boards is you can try out different tunings before putting it on the new board.
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Old 12-20-2013, 12:38 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Do a demo, try a full rockered or hybrid board, much different riding experience.

You may also find a new cambered board is more poppy.

Or use the chart below, needs to be converted but still works for boards.
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Old 12-20-2013, 01:03 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Do a demo, try a full rockered or hybrid board, much different riding experience.

You may also find a new cambered board is more poppy.

Or use the chart below, needs to be converted but still works for boards.
That flow chart for a new bike is too funny. Reminds me of my Dad who always gets new bikes he doesn't need. He does ride a lot though, so I'm sure they are useful, but it's funny listening to him explain why he needs new bikes, and then my Mom smacks him down that he's not getting one. Then he'll wait till she's not in the room and talk about it again.
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Old 12-20-2013, 09:26 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Still ride my 2004 Burton T6. Love that board! Wouldn't mind trying some new tech though.

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