Yeah alot of posts ive been reading are sorta anti burton ... but for the price $500 i cant get the Burton Blunt .. is it really a bad board?
Can anyone suggest a good park/AM board looking for a 156Wide board - thanks!
I picked up a burton blunt 08' for $400 AUD. It's a decent board, but you can get much better for the same price.
Shipping from the US to Australia is around $100 USD for a board alone. That is major suckage, considering how cheap you can get stuff over there (sierrasnowboards.com is having a major sale on at the moment.
Try Rhythm Snow Sports
if you're kinda near Sydney/Canberra they're customer service is pretty good, and if you can actually get to their store in Cooma (a coupla hours out of Canberra) they're open 24/7 during winter and have a massive selection. They're only problem is a heavy bias towards Burton gear and they hardly ever update their online store, so most things are out of stock, even if it says they have lots of each item.
Paul's Ski Shop
if you're near Aubury/Wodonga , they have some Nitro and Option boards
SnowCentral - mainpage
if you're in QLD, has a sick range of rome, option, ride, K2, Flow and Arbor boards, only problem is they're pretty pricey.
WWW.SKIGEARCHEAP.COM.AU - SNOW, SKI, SNOWBOARD, WAKEBOARD, CHEAP SNOW GEAR!
has ex-hire stuff for sale, and also new boards. K2, option, Salomon, LTD, Ride boards + some others. Not the cheapest around, but also not incredibly expensive
Discount Snowboard Store, Australia, New Zealand, UK, Burton Snowboards, Bindings, Boots, Sale!
I personally haven't bought from here, but man they look bloody good! really cheap shipping rates, based in Melbourne, Gnu, Rome, Force, Flow, LIB tech and Salomon boards, and these guys are actually decently priced! i might buy something from here myself actually... lol
First Tracks Snowboards
Not recommended, had dealings with here before, they shipped the wrong bindings, took over two weeks for it all to get sorted out, they shipped off the right bindings, they got to me... they weren't the right bindings again. Terrible customer service, often left me on hold for 10+ minutes. Also bloody expensive boards.
Located in VIC. Not a large range, but they have sale on force boards at the moment, around $300 for each board, $150 for a blank no name board... wierd.
Also what's your shoe size? because wide boards handle badly i've heard, so might be a good idea to stay away if you can, i'm size 11 US and i can ride a non wide 154 blunt with ease.
Hope that helped you out a bit.