I'm looking at getting my first board, but have a limited budget. I was thinking either a Rome Manual, but I found a cheaper 2nd hand Rome agent. Thoughts on this? Is there any negative aspect for a beginner to start with a second hand board?
I'm on the east-coast, and still new... So the Manual/Crail vs Agent is up for debate on which would suit me best as well....
I just ordered a board this week. I started the search intending on finding a used board but didnt see a great deal and found that there is still quite a few of last years new models around for similar prices to what people are offering used. Plus the return factor for new purchases is much easier. And I rarely could find used boards that fit my exact wants in terms of length and width and model. I didnt have a problem with that with new as much, even the 2010s.
2nd hand for a first board is the way to go because when you're learning how to hot wax and sharpen edges for the first time, you're probably going to screw up a few times (you don't want to botch the edges or burn the base on a brand new board)
Then, when you buy a new one you'll have all those skills already under your belt.