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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....
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It's your first board who cares by the time you think it sucks you'll be ready for a new deck anyways.

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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....
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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.

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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?
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Palmer makes decent boards. There ya go.
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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?

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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.
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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?
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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
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