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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-23-2009, 03:05 PM
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Need your expert opinon on several boards

Hey guys, Im new here so yea. Im 5'10'' and weigh 140 pounds. I consider myself beginner/intermediate (more towards intermediate) and I enjoy freeride. My boot size is 11 ( I wear 2008 Burton freestyle).
So I was search through my local craigslist and I've came across several choices that Im stuck in between and hopefully someone here can help.

1. 2007 Palmer Classic Snowboard
2. 155cm Salomon Snowboard w/binding
3. Lamar Diablo Snowboard 151 and Boots size 10
4. Ride Snowboard 160 cm. today only!!
(2003 model I believe)

So sorry if some of the ads werent too detailed but Im hoping some of you can recognize these. Please recommend me a board Im leading towards choice 1 since its fairly cheap.
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-23-2009, 03:29 PM
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I'm assumnig you want to stay in the $150 range for both board and bindings? If you can spend a little more, I'd look for sale on a new board and bindings rather than take any of the options you listed.

If I had to pick from your selection, probably option 2. You really need to find out how old that board is and the condition of it, including bindings (can't tell from the pics). The Lamar is entry, entry level but the best size for your weight. 1 & 4, the boards are too big for your weight.
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Is this a sport you plan on continuing to pursue? If so, choke up the extra $50-100 for a decent board.

Sierrasnowboard has a 40% off sale, you should be able to find a great board for around $200-230.
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-23-2009, 05:07 PM
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dude!! ull get better board renting at that price!! if u want ur own gear, its best 2 spend abit more, everything is on sale this time of year.
post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-23-2009, 08:43 PM
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Thanks for your opinion guys. After reading a bunch of reviews it seems like the Palmer was the poor mans "Burton Custom" so I thought that be best since I be saving some money. After checking around the forums and looking at that evo coupon code, I realized there are a lot of cheap Morrow snowboards. Are they any good? I mean why are they so cheap

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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-23-2009, 09:33 PM
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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-23-2009, 10:12 PM
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The tax and shipping surcharge (even though it says free shipping) kills it
post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-23-2009, 10:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Gepidae View Post
The tax and shipping surcharge (even though it says free shipping) kills it
then honestly just rent rather then buying used crap, and there are ems in Mass so go to one instead of paying shipping

SierraSnowboard.com - 08 Capita Mid Life Artist 155 w/ Rome 390 LE offer the guy 200 shipped if you want but 220 is a great deal

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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-23-2009, 10:30 PM
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by the way your craiglist searching skills suck lol.
Burton Bullet 154 Snowboard

I had that for sale for ever on craigs list and just sold it on this forum instead. it would have been the perfect setup for you.
post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-23-2009, 10:52 PM
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Its odd but NONE of the boston stores have an availability for in-store pick up =(. But yea, all this searching has gotten me down. Now I think I should just wait it out to like Aug for whatever is there.

**Edit**: That does seem like a great deal, Im going to try to contact that guy

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