Palmer?? Good or Bad? - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
SnowboardingForum.com is the premier Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-08-2010, 11:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 66
Default Palmer?? Good or Bad?

I want to buy the Palmer AF Twin for my first board and its only $190...

I want to know if ANYONE has heard any good or bad things about the boards? Idk if the brand sucks or what....
Hockey833 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 08-09-2010, 12:27 AM   #2 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Mountains
Posts: 10,037
Default

It's your first board who cares by the time you think it sucks you'll be ready for a new deck anyways.
__________________
Angry Snowboarder Because someone has to call it how they see it!
BurtonAvenger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2010, 12:43 AM   #3 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 66
Default

Who cares??...I kinda care about the quality of something I am buying for $190. Its not like my rich parents are buying my stuff and I can just afford to get a new snowboard every year if the one i buy sucks....
Hockey833 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2010, 01:23 AM   #4 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Mountains
Posts: 10,037
Default

It's a 190 bucks for a board you're going to ride down the hill, hit rocks, and learn to ride on. Like I said by the time you think it sucks you'll be moving on to a new board. Stop over analyzing it and just pull the trigger get out there and shred.
__________________
Angry Snowboarder Because someone has to call it how they see it!
BurtonAvenger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2010, 01:44 AM   #5 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 66
Default

and what if i think the board sucks as soon as i get it?

what if the board is bad quality and breaks easily?

I would like to learn on a board that fits me well, not some crappy walmart snowboard

All I am asking, is if anyone knows anything about this company besides that it is foreign?
Hockey833 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2010, 02:00 AM   #6 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
linvillegorge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Evergreen, CO
Posts: 6,842
Default

Palmer makes decent boards. There ya go.
linvillegorge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2010, 02:34 AM   #7 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Mountains
Posts: 10,037
Default

What if on your first day to the mountain you get hit by a car and lose both your legs?

What if you have sex with a Wookasaurus Wrecks and get resort herpes?

What if you're really a man that was born a woman that wants to make love with a Llama?
__________________
Angry Snowboarder Because someone has to call it how they see it!
BurtonAvenger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2010, 03:52 PM   #8 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
lisevolution's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Hicksville, NY
Posts: 1,846
Default

Palmer is a solid company, it won't fall apart on you until your realize you're ready to move on to a more advanced deck to keep your progression going.

Of course like BA said though watch out for those Wookasaurus Wrecks' and their resort herpes... fucking ruin your season before it starts.
lisevolution is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2010, 05:38 PM   #9 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
roremc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Banff, Alberta
Posts: 1,164
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hockey833 View Post
and what if i think the board sucks as soon as i get it?

what if the board is bad quality and breaks easily?

I would like to learn on a board that fits me well, not some crappy walmart snowboard

All I am asking, is if anyone knows anything about this company besides that it is foreign?
- bring it back. It should be good for at least the first season.

- you won't know the difference. when you are learning you could have the best snowboard on earth but it won't make you learn any faster. my first board was a super old ride that my brother gave me. when i got my hands on it it had over 150 days on it and it had seen better days. didnt stop me from getting good at riding.

- people on the forum more often than not seem to have moved well past entry level boards. if you are really concerned buy a slightly used more well known board (never summer, burton, ride, salomon etc) or drop $500 on a new one. is budget an issue?
roremc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2010, 06:08 PM   #10 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 66
Default

My problem is that I am seeing everyone pointing out specifics about a board (flex, response, pop,etc) so I am thinking that every board is different and if i buy a cheap board , or a board that isn't perfectly right for my style, I will suck at doing park/back country because it doesn't have the specifics i want....and I will have wasted my money


Ya budget is an issue considering i am a teen paying on his own...

I spent $170 on boots
Going to spend $120 on bindings

so I am aiming for a board under $250
Hockey833 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:44 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
VerticalSports
Baseball Forum Golf Forum Boxing Forum Snowmobile Forum
Basketball Forum Soccer Forum MMA Forum PWC Forum
Football Forum Cricket Forum Wrestling Forum ATV Forum
Hockey Forum Volleyball Forum Paintball Forum Snowboarding Forum
Tennis Forum Rugby Forums Lacrosse Forum Skiing Forums