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is buying a display safe???

i found a burton custom for 250 at sport chalet but they told me it is a display item. i am waiting for it to get sent to a local store. i know the boards come pre-waxed but are there any down sides to buying a display board?? what should i look for when i purchase the board? (knicks, sratches, anything to the base?) this might sound like a dumb question but i just started this sport so any help is appreciated. by the way im 5'7" and weigh 140 but im starting to take protein and lift so a 154 should be fine for me for at least a season or 2 right?

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lol may have some minor scratches...it will be fine for riding....... if the board couldnt handle being a display then that one big piece of shit

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Just look at it?

I doubt a display model would be damaged...

Just look at the base and make sure there are no large gouges..run your fingers(slowly and carefully!) down the edge to make sure its not dinged badly or loose...

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It's a display model, so it probably hasn't been ridden. Just check to see if it has any blemishes, cuts, scratches, dents, etc. What kindda terrain are you looking to ride with the 154?
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im starting to take protein
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Sorry, I just watched that episode
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It's a display model, so it probably hasn't been ridden. Just check to see if it has any blemishes, cuts, scratches, dents, etc. What kindda terrain are you looking to ride with the 154?
ill be riding all mountain at places like big bear/ snow summit and i think im taking a trip to utah next season

the 154 should be fine with my burton missions size M right?? i looked up the measurements and things seem to be in check but asking cant hurt
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Yes, i ride a 151 with only like 24.3 waist and medium Cartel bindings fit fine.

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ill be riding all mountain at places like big bear/ snow summit and i think im taking a trip to utah next season

the 154 should be fine with my burton missions size M right?? i looked up the measurements and things seem to be in check but asking cant hurt
It seems you'll be freeriding a lot, so the 154 shouldn't be too bad. The only thing is that, at 140lbs, the 154 will be stiff for you. Otherwise, you're pretty good to go.
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It seems you'll be freeriding a lot, so the 154 shouldn't be too bad. The only thing is that, at 140lbs, the 154 will be stiff for you. Otherwise, you're pretty good to go.

i thought so too. but that is why i mentioned the weight lifting and protein. im slowly trying to gain weight and i will have the board for a season or two so i have to give myself a little room for growth
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I've already factored your weight gain over the next two years. But for now, the 154 may be a little stiff for you to learn on. Doesn't matter, just go rip it
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