When to upgrade - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
SnowboardingForum.com is the premier Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-04-2009, 08:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Delaware
Posts: 174
Default When to upgrade

I bought a board last season, and only have 1 season of riding under my belt. I can do all the basic riding skills, carving, etc. When it comes up ramps and stuff I can go off them and usually land. The most I have done is go off a ramp and grab the back of my board. Besides that I was just focusing on technique and getting the basics down.

This season I want to progress to actually jumps and grinds. Making sure I get ollies and all the other basic tricks down well. The gear I am using now is a k2 anagram board and k2 cinch bindings.

Not saying I need a new board now but, when do you decide or what do you base it off of, when you think it is time to get a new board? Or when would you think that maybe the board I have now might limit me or a new board would make it easier for certain other things.
Nmbr1Ballr is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 11-04-2009, 08:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
AdamBQ's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Edmonton, AB
Posts: 267

Starting last season with all new gear, and have already bought all new gear for this year.

My stuff last year would have been fine, but after a lot of research, I just knew I wanted new stuff with new tech. Last year I purchased in the second store I went to, and it's not that I didn't like it, I did, but yeah, had to go out and get new stuff..

Anyway, excited about my new Legacy R and Ride nRCs. . .
AdamBQ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2009, 09:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 48

you'll be able to do anything and everything with the board you have now. I guess the question is, is there a specific feature that you're looking for? (softer, longer, lighter, rocker).

The last board I got was in 2003. Great board, but I'm bored with it now so I'm getting a never summer which has the new rocker tech i'd like to try out.

So, i'd probably say get a new board if:
you're bored with the deck you have now
you have an eye on a particular feature you want to try out
you have the money to burn

I'm sure your current deck has plenty of use in it though. if a pro borrowed your board, he'd be able to do all the same tricks he could do on his own board more or less. But if you have the itch for something new and you got the money, go for it!
lambo4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2009, 09:33 PM   #4 (permalink)
CheckMySteez's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Toronto
Posts: 54

My only advice is; don't buy a new snowboard if your rent is due.
CheckMySteez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2009, 10:44 PM   #5 (permalink)
skim milk
Posts: n/a

just buy a new board when you feel that the one that you have is limiting your progression

Last year i fell in love with the park, especially jibbing, but i realized that my board was to stiff for jibbing so i decided to get a new one this year (2009 k2 www in case you were wondering)
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2009, 11:39 PM   #6 (permalink)
Senior Member
sook's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Upland, CA
Posts: 439

I've have retired three boards in the past 8 seasons and each time I get a new board, it is more out of impulse than necessity. Like people have said, you only NEED a new board if your current one is hindering your progression, you're looking to change you focus on the mountain or if there is base/edge damage to your current one. For me though, I know that its a collection as well as a sport.

I'm shopping for a new one this year so I can get out of the park so at least I have a semi-legit reason.
Evo | 390 | Kaiju
sook is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:30 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Baseball Forum Golf Forum Boxing Forum Snowmobile Forum
Basketball Forum Soccer Forum MMA Forum PWC Forum
Football Forum Cricket Forum Wrestling Forum ATV Forum
Hockey Forum Volleyball Forum Paintball Forum Snowboarding Forum
Tennis Forum Rugby Forums Lacrosse Forum Skiing Forums