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Old 05-03-2011, 04:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Last February I snowboarded for the first time in Pennsylvania and since then I fell in love with the sport and wanted to pursue it as a hobby. I've been buying necessary gear for my trip next winter(jacket, pants, thermals, goggles, etc), but I wasn't sure whether or not I should buy a board, boots and bindings. I figured I'd hold off another year, but I found a board on Craigslist and wanted to get some advice from board experts. See deception below.

"AM/ Morrow 158 Snowboard with Burton Custom Bindings. The bindings were 199.99 when purchased new. Really good shape and a really fun board to ride. I have no use for it now so this is why i'm letting it go.Its Italian made. Make an offer. It comes with a padded airplane, carrying bag which is a 79.99 value it self."

AM/ Morrow 158 Snowboard

Questions from bimmerman1985:
Is this the right size board for me? I've been told to look for 157-160 (see information below)

Is this a good deal? Whats a fair price?

I understand that Morrow is a cheaper broad made from K2, but does it matter since I wont be using it that often and I'm a beginner?

Is there anything I should inspect on these bindings and/or board if you suggest I buy?



Additional information:
I'm 5'11''
I weigh 175lb
I'm a noob; of course
I'm not looking to do any tricks, just down hill boarding
I plan on snowboarding maybe 1-3 day a "year", so again the board wont be used that often

Thanks for reading
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Old 05-03-2011, 04:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old customs look good. Morrow? meh, who cares, once you get good you can get picky.

Or, join here Illuminati Snowboards and buy a badass custom made board that will last YOU 10 years. You can always buy cheap bindings. Board bags are not that expensive. I only roll Burton board bags, but I am snooty and travel a shit ton.

Do it wither way.
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Old 05-03-2011, 09:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Well, budgets a little bit of an issue as well. That's why I was curious about the price being reasonable, but thanks anyway for the link.
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Old 05-03-2011, 09:37 PM   #4 (permalink)
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it will do the trick. those customs are wayyyy old though.
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Well old or new, if they work thats fine with me. Do you think the price is fair? Or can I ask lower cause of the old customs? What would you offer? Will the customs need to be replaced?
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personally, i would pay no more than 75 doll hairs for that.I have seen some decent board/bindings combos range from 150-200 on craigslist that would be much better (and far newer).
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I had a whole thing written out but you know what? You should rent for another year or more.

Spend your money shopping for boots. You may need to really shop to get the right size, because boots are the most important piece of gear.

Boards come and go and renting is fine. You will always rent "UP" to what you can afford. Boot fit can make or break your day.

I know its not what you want to hear....boards will always be for sale. Plus flying with boards is a pain. If I know the place I am staying has a Malolo, or Fish, or whatever I might like, I just bring my boots and maybe bindings.

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Old 05-03-2011, 10:31 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I hear ya. Haha I forgot I have to fly with the damn thing. And carry it around where ever I go. Thanks
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Old 05-03-2011, 10:32 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Ok that sounds reasonable. I was thinking around 80 bux myself. It never gurts to ask right. thanks
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Well you ARE only going like 2-3 days a year, I don't see why not
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