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Old 02-16-2010, 04:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Deal or No Deal: 07 Sims Absolute for $80

I'm a new rider, 5'8 and 175 lbs.
I'd say I'm an advancing beginner. I can link turns, get down the blues without crashing, etc.
I'm primarily interested in free riding, and would like to make my way to the back-country some day. I figure I'll learn to ride a rail at some point, though I have little interest in half-pipes.

So, I've been looking for either an all-mountain or free-ride board for my first board.

I was leaning towards the Sierra Crew for $250, but while returning a rental yesterday came across an 07 Sims Absolute for $80.

I checked reviews here, and it's not a well respected board ("absolute shit", per one reviewer).
I've also read a lot that I shouldn't be too concerned on the overall quality of my first board.

So, I'm stuck in "analysis paralysis."

Here's some more info. this will be a long-term sport for me. I skied most my life (am 42) and took up snowboarding since that's what my son wants to do..skiing was getting boring for me anyway. I was as good as I was ever going to get. It was time for something new.

I've invested in his gear and am now looking for mine (as well as new skis for my wife and 3 yr old daughter). The point of all this is that we;ll be getting up to the mountain a lot since the whole family can go.

So, given all that, what would you my $ and plan on a new board in a year or 2, or make a better investment now so I get a board I can stick with longer?


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Old 02-16-2010, 04:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome to the

Anyway...I had an OLDDDD school sims was my first board. I absolutely loved it. I got the board and bindings off of e bay for $100. I got a board before I ever snowboarded tho. I got it cause I knew that no matter what I wanted to continue with it. Then eventually I got better and better and upgraded all of my equipment.

I think that if you already snowboarded and know you love it and your gonna stick with it...get your first choice board. Also, Just cause the sims is $80 doesnt mean its a bad board...but the fact it got bad reviews says something.

My opinion- if you have a board...stick with it until the end of the season then get this years sierra for half the price next season. If you dont even have a board and you have been renting...then just get what you want now. I have had a good experience with a Sims...but I know that sierra makes good stuff also. If I had the money...I would probably go with the Sierra. But if I was a little tight on money... I would go with the sims.

Like I always isnt so much about the board, its about the rider.
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Old 02-17-2010, 06:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Thanks.

Money's a little tight, but I won't lose my house over $170 added to my visa
I appreciate the insight. I'll go for the Sierra Crew.
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Old 02-17-2010, 06:15 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Sims = Will get you down the mountain.

Sims also = "I wish I spent that $80 towards something better"
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Old 02-17-2010, 09:45 PM   #5 (permalink)
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That really gets to the point
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Old 02-18-2010, 03:01 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Actually...Leo said it perfect lol. I used to say the same thing about the Visa business...Ohhhh another $170 wont make a difference....

$15,000 later....

But....Go for the Sierra
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Old 02-18-2010, 03:16 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Totally agree. Getting a Sierra will be the better choice.
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