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Which board to choose???

Why do people choose one board over the other? Don't get me wrong I understand the different shapes and new technology designed in the boards today. I'm just saying what makes you pick brand "A" from "B", "C", or "D"? Just trying to figure it out considering most boards are becoming all alike. Is it the art designs, price, small hand build shop, American made? What is it?!
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is this a survey? am I being recorded right now?
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I'm looking to buy my first board and it's overwhelming. I've researched a lot and know the different styles, brands, etc... Just trying to figure out which way to go is all....
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yeah it can be overwhelming, but it is pretty easy to narrow it down to a handful of boards. main thing is knowing what kind of riding you think you'll be doing. freestyle vs freeride, park, groomers, powder? maybe a bit of everything?

there are lots of 'buying my first board' threads on this forum that you should check out to get a head start. personally I would recommend a mid-flex flat-camber, but then again you didn't really give us a lot of information to work with.
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a lot of it is needing to be able to decipher BS from actual benefits... a lot of these companies are spoofing up their products with all this marketing juice and terminology to make their product sound better. take mervin's ecogenics for example... they market that as a feature... well... i guarantee you that board isnt much more eco-friendly than the neversummer down the road. dont get overwhelmed with the BS, get the info you need, profile, size, weight rating, direction, and flex.

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a lot of it is needing to be able to decipher BS from actual benefits... a lot of these companies are spoofing up their products with all this marketing juice and terminology to make their product sound better. take mervin's ecogenics for example... they market that as a feature... well... i guarantee you that board isnt much more eco-friendly than the neversummer down the road. dont get overwhelmed with the BS, get the info you need, profile, size, weight rating, direction, and flex.
When he says "a lot of these companoes", he means "all of these companies. The marketing jargon is becoming a deafening roar of noise. Not just in this industry, but in general. There's a lot of bullshit to have to decipher. Most companies are doing very similar things, but everyone has their own trademarked terminology for it. It makes comparison shopping very difficult.
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90% rider, 10% board... I buy based on reviews and sales. Was tossing around a few boards in my head a few months ago, the Jones Mountain Twin was one of them. Sure enough snagged one brand new in my size for half price, that made the decision for me.
Is it really much better than my 4 year old Turbo Dream? Not really, but it is new and psychologically speaking, I 'feel' like I am a better rider on it
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When he says "a lot of these companoes", he means "all of these companies. The marketing jargon is becoming a deafening roar of noise. Not just in this industry, but in general. There's a lot of bullshit to have to decipher. Most companies are doing very similar things, but everyone has their own trademarked terminology for it. It makes comparison shopping very difficult.
he's right now that i think about it... they all do it...

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tell us about yourself first:

Where do you plan on boarding?

how many times a year?

Weight?

Bootsize?

purpose of boarding? hanging out? friends? trying to be a pro?

type you riding you are interested or not of doing?

budget?

Seriously, stop and just read all the thread on the BB and you will figure it out.
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I buy all my hard goods(board,boots&bindings) off Craigslist.
Haven't bought anything from a store for years.

You don't even need to know what you're lookin' for
When you find a sweet deal on some gear, Google it.

Usually, it'll just lead you back here. To a review or two about said gear.

Some people sell brand new shit for stupid cheap.
The key, is to look often.
That brand new shit, that people put on there super cheap...

Gets bought even faster.
That shit gets sold probably, in under an hour


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