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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-27-2009, 07:10 PM
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Looking for a $500 snowboard package..

hey guys, so i am looking for a good intermediate snowboard. i have read the FAQ so here it goes:
Weight-160
Boot size-10.5
Riding style-normal, majority of the time will be spent carving. will enter terrain park only under peer-preesure
Age-19- have finished growing for the most part
budget-$500 dallors peak season- $400 off peak
Your location of riding-east coast...seven springs, poakanoes (sp?), white tail.

so Ive done a little research, i am at a intermediate level and i am looking for a stiffness around 5 or 6. the only company i have taken a look at was the burton boot,binding,snowboard packages. this is only due to my ignorance of the reputation of other board companies. i will go for a burton boot because i hear they tend to fit wider feet (i think i have wide feet). i have also looked at burton custom bindings and have seen good reviews, what do you think? the burton indie and deuce are the boards that i have looked at.

when do you guys think i should buy? should i buy peak or off peak season? i am doing a weekend trip to the poakanoes early January, should i buy a board before or just rent? should i be looking at anything else? i was told that the-house.com is a good website to buy. and suggestions are greatly appreciated, the price is the number one factor.

Thanks for all the help!
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-27-2009, 07:27 PM
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sierrasnowboards.com, evogear.com, and dogfunk.com are also good places to shop. check out their outlet for last years model stuff, its way cheap right now. if you want even cheaper i have a forum recon 156, and some thirtytwo BOA boots size 10 i can sell for 200. im the same weight as you and the board is 5 out of 10 on their stifness meter.
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Smokin' KT-22 although stiffness is a 9
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NS Premier
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I think his budget is $500 for boots/boards/bindings. All of the boards you mention would leave about $2.01 for bindings and boots. LOL

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LOL, my bad, I thought he meant for the board


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Buying peak or off peak season won't matter all that much in the long run...what is more important is whether you buy a current or past season snowboard.

With $500 to spend, you will definitely have to get past season gear. Possibly even used. Figure ~ $80 for boots, ~$110 for bindings and ~$280 for a board. The remaining $30 will cover tax if you buy locally, or cover shipping if you buy online.

I would keep an eye on brociety for deals, or hit up your local shops for what's left of last year's inventory.
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The-House.com has some Burton packages for $400-$500 includes boots, board & bindings:

http://www.the-house.com/pkgs-burton-snowboard-packages.html


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Get on brociety right now. Dc pbj for 140 bucks. Its perfect for your type of riding nice midlfex
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Get on brociety right now. Dc pbj for 140 bucks. Its perfect for your type of riding nice midlfex
How is a pure park board perfect for a guy who will only be entering the park "under peer pressure"?
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hes on the east coast, its not like he is gonna be taking it through any poweder. a park board would be much better than a stiff all mtn board. itll be a lot more nimble and easier to control and its not like the pbj is really noodley. its firm enough to take it everywhere hes gonna be goin with it.
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