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Old 11-25-2009, 05:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I'm up in Canada, and I've been boarding for a few years. This is my 3rd or 4th season up at blue mountain, but my first time buying a season pass and my own equipment. Unfortunately, as a poor student I don't really have much money to spend so I went hunting on craigslist looking for deals.

Well long story short, I now have in my posession a 2005 Arbor Crossbow in very good condition..only been used 2 seasons by an older guy (dad with 2 young kids) about 8-10 times. The bindings are Flow amp 5, which are probably the 2005 versions as well. No damage at all, it wasn't ridden hard and everything was stored properly during the year.

All in all I paid $150 canadian for the board and bindings. Did I pull off a good deal or was it just okay?
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Old 11-25-2009, 06:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 11-25-2009, 06:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Rarely used setup for $150 is pretty sweet. I'm in Banff and people around here try and sell shitter boards for that and more.
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That's a good deal, although I would suggest selling the Flows for whatever you can get, like $40 or so and getting something else.
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That's a good deal, although I would suggest selling the Flows for whatever you can get, like $40 or so and getting something else.
yah sell the bindings if you can get some cash for them
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Old 11-26-2009, 12:51 AM   #6 (permalink)
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thanks guys. are the flow bindings really that bad? They seem to have gotten favourable reviews on a lot of sites, and I'm just now getting into that intermediate level so I dont yet need high end gear. I suspect they will at least be a step up from the rental gear, which to be honest I have been perfectly fine with for the past few years.

I am probably going to give the bindings a chance first few times up at the mountain and see how it goes from there. There are some decent deals on craigslist sometimes for used bindings.

I cant wait to hit the slopes!
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thanks guys. are the flow bindings really that bad? They seem to have gotten favourable reviews on a lot of sites, and I'm just now getting into that intermediate level so I dont yet need high end gear. I suspect they will at least be a step up from the rental gear, which to be honest I have been perfectly fine with for the past few years.

I am probably going to give the bindings a chance first few times up at the mountain and see how it goes from there. There are some decent deals on craigslist sometimes for used bindings.

I cant wait to hit the slopes!
Try the bindings out first. A lot of people here say bad things about gear/brands that don't have some homo 'pro' snowboarder advertising for them.

If they keep your feet on your board comfortably, and transfer movement from your legs to the board then I say keep them.

No reason to pay out the yin-yang for bindings. If the companies didn't change models every now & again and perpetuate the myth that their more expensive gear didn't have magic ju-ju then they'd have a much tougher time selling it.

I just got a used 2005 board set up for the same price (same flow amp5 bindings but a flow merc board). I am interested seeing how it performs.
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