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Old 01-06-2010, 11:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hey,

i saw a 2010 board today i really liked, and im nowhere near good enough to buy it or spend the money on it, but i want it for next season.

what are the chances of getting a new 2010 board at the end of the season? would it be easy to find online?
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Really easy to find online (sierra, dogfunk, ebay). I'd wait, yeah, hypocritical because I'm riding a 2010. But you'll save a shitload on the board and the bindings if you buy during the summer. Especially if you aren't that good, you'll want a slightly shorter board to start out on because it'll be easier to control, and you don't want to knowingly spend that much money on a board that's too small. You also beat the piss out of it.
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just buy it in a summer, anyways it is your first board.
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Does a cheaper board handle better than a more expensive board? Does the cheaper board make the rider better?
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Old 01-07-2010, 11:35 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Does a cheaper board handle better than a more expensive board? Does the cheaper board make the rider better?
A more expensive board usually has more technology that advanced riders will appreciate that beginners will not feel. This includes a faster base, stiffer flex pattern, overall balance, etc.
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Do these technologies hamper a beginners progression or are you mentioning this from a financial stand point?
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I dont think it does personally. Progression is up to the riders capabilities. If the rider really wants to learn and push it, then they will advance quickly. There's people out there that are hopeless though... People always advice to get a cheap board that is shorter so you can learn turns. But, what if you perfect your turns after two days out, and you start getting comfortable? My opinion is that if a beginner is going to get a board, get a better board than a cheap, low end beginner board. I don't mean the top of the line equip, but get something mid-level. These are usually in the $300-400 range. Theres no need to buy a cheap beginner board, and then get a better more expensive board later.
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Do these technologies hamper a beginners progression or are you mentioning this from a financial stand point?
Learning to snowboard isn't a long process. In fact it took me 1 day. (mind you I do have a good background in skiing but still)

My first and current board is a Nitro Pantera and it's a friggin sick downhill mountain board. very rigid.

If you think you might run into trees 'n other ppl 'n stuff, than you might wanna go for a shitty used board. Cause you could chip your new board. (easily fixable though. Merely speaking from an aesthetics standpoint)

Don't cheap out on a crappy board because you think you're only a beginner. That phase will only last you a couple rides. You'll quickly progress and wish you had a better board.

Good luck!!

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