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Old 02-26-2009, 08:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hey guys,
i know this forum gets inundated with advice for newbies, so I apologize ahead of time for adding to that mix

I'm pretty much a female newbie, gone riding 3-4 times, and things really started to "click" for me last time, and now I'm hooked. I'm looking for a decent used board that will see me through a few seasons, and I can't spend more than $200.

I found someone who is selling an 06 Burton Feather with bindings and boots for $200 (but is negotiable for a quick sale.) I know there are mixed reviews on burton boards and their quality, but i've been having a hard time finding a used board in my size range (144-147) that is under 200 or hasn't been beaten on the slopes. I have also heard some good things about the Feather..

SO my question to you is- do you think this is a good deal? Boots are most likely Burton's as well, not sure though.

Thanks much!
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Old 02-26-2009, 08:42 AM   #2 (permalink)
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are you trying to get the board, boots and bindings all for under $200, or just a board for under $200?
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Old 02-26-2009, 08:48 AM   #3 (permalink)
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its an ok deal, not an insanely crazy one but it will work for your first board..200$ is pretty low, but then again i bought my first setup off a buddy for 100 and it worked for one season but i quickly progressed through it. you probably wouldnt outgrow the board for a few seasons though because i think the feather is a pretty good girl board.
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Old 02-26-2009, 08:50 AM   #4 (permalink)
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From the many advice that I've seen and constant searching I've done (I just recently bought a board), you might be better off saving up some more money and then making a better purchase. There are sales galore during this time of the month so just keep your eyes peeled. I got my binding and board for $220. As is said on one of the sticky threads, "dont cheap out on the boots," if indeed you plan to spend 200 on ALL of it (which is quite hard, imo).
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Old 02-26-2009, 08:52 AM   #5 (permalink)
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she's selling the board, bindings and boots for $200. says she only rode them on the bunny slope and then sort of gave up. i've seen other burton feather 06's for around $150 for board and bindings... just want to make sure i wouldn't be overpaying for what i'm getting. my backup plan is to just use a friend's hand me downs, but her board is over 10 yo..
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Old 02-26-2009, 08:54 AM   #6 (permalink)
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thanks gepidae! i'll def keep my eyes on the sales. i really want to get soemthing before next season b/c i plan on going a lot more, and then rental fees add up!
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i grew out of the burton feather i was using very quickly, as did my friend julie. i would save up for something better.
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Old 02-26-2009, 08:58 AM   #8 (permalink)
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i would see if you could get it for 150 with everything..that would be a good deal probably, it seems like the set up would be fine for you.

or check out sierrasnowboard.com
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Old 02-26-2009, 09:00 AM   #9 (permalink)
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i'll try to talk her down. i want to find out what brand the boots are too. i'll check out sierrasnowboard.com as well. thanks, this is a great forum!
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Old 02-26-2009, 10:23 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I would check out brociety.com, they have some pretty good deals if you are patient
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