a guy near me is selling a '01 Forum Devun Walsh Pro Model board (158 cm w/ i-lock system) on craigslist...I realize this is an older board but I like the Forum boards i've ridden. I was wondering if this would be a good pick-up, I think he is asking $90, (maybe try and talk him down)... just for an extra board....any opinions??? ...Thanks in advance
that was a good board. The old Devun Walsh and Peter Line boards were the best that Forum made IMO.
Just make sure it's in good condition and that it's been cared for. Take your time to analyze the condition of the base and the edges, make sure there's no big nicks in the edge and that the base hasn't taken a coreshot that the guy tried to fix up with P-Tex. Check the flex by pushing hard on the middle of the board while holding it up, make sure it's flexible but snaps back right away.
Do your due diligence and make sure it's in good shape.
I would also say it's a little pricey given it's 9 years old. If you can get him down to $50 and the board is in great condition, I'd go for it. Otherwise, you would've spent $100 for a spare board you may not even ride.
Yeah I don't know man. I saw a brand new '08 Forum Manual being sold for $200 at a ski and travel show in Toronto. I personally wouldn't buy used unless I knew the person and it's was like one or two seasons old. If you can talk him down and it's in good condition, maybe. But even cheaper boards are going to be lighter and stronger than something 9 years old. Even if it was good at the time. Boards have come a long way.