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First Board: Brand new, or 2nd hand

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....

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I'll also add this: Do a good research!

I just bought my first board also, and I found a New (still on shrink wrap) 2009 Rome Agent for $150. It was a really nice deal.

It was not used, and had a really good price. So search a lot =D
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Rome Agent sounds like a good choice that will last you longer and you should be able to progress on that board very nicely.
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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.
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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.
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I'd go 2nd hand or find a ridiculously good sale.

One thing w/ a 2nd hand board is as you start to ride more and get better you'll learn more of what you're looking for in your next board. Then the 1st board will be a perfect early season/rock board.
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