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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-10-2009, 09:02 PM Thread Starter
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Question about Lamar quality

So I searched the forum and didn't find an answer to this so if the masses could help it would be appreciated.

I'm just starting snowboarding this winter and I'm looking to buy a board instead of spending the same amount of cash renting boards all winter and not having my own in the end (I do plan on renting the first two times out though, for lessons) so I have been looking online and as far as I can tell Lamar boards cost MUCH less then other companies, then again, you usually get what you pay for, so I'm a little worried the board won't last, so the question is, does Lamar make good boards and do they last? (I'm done growing and I'm not going to loose intrest in snowboarding for many years if ever, so I would be keeping my first board untill it falls apart or untill I eventually reach the skill level to make a new board logical)

(My friend swears by Lamar, but I want to see what a few others think)
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is your friend being paid by lamar to promote the good word? or has he been snowboarding for1 year and he's just one of those "Weekend warriors"?. Cause lamars suck
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Yeah that's why I wanted to ask on here before looking into Lamar boards

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you might as well make your own board out of a door and vinyl flooring

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woah, that bad? I guess price does say a bit about quality

I guess I'll look into a Rome or Burton or something.
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Lamar is an entry level, price point board. If you're just a weekend warrior, it'll save you some money. However, if you're looking to progress, ride as much as you can, etc, then I'd get something other than a Lamar board.

Check out Sierra Snowboards. They have Option and Palmer boards on sale for 70% off and are head-over-heels better than Lamar.
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seriously buy used. for your first board there is nothing better for you then to find a steal on craigslist for some name brand gear that fits. im sure lamars quality is fine, as my best friend has rode his forever, but most riders who arent cheap bastards( like my buddy) out grow lamar boards quickly. its possible to say within your first 10 trips you start feeling held back by it..

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