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Join Date: May 2010
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
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Of course you're coming up on the end-of-season sales too. It's a lot safer to buy from a shop instead of privately. Yeah, I know, salescritters are dicks sometimes and will try to sell you what they have, but at least you don't run the risk of buying something with a cracked or rotted core, or partial delam, or something that's just the wrong size. Salescritters will at least try to put you in the right size and type of board for your anticipated use. My first year I bought from Sport Mart in Feb after boarding twice. Got all my equip for under $300. Sure, it was bottom-of-the-line stuff but it was good enough for me for the rest of that first season, and part of the next. By that time I had a clue and could buy stuff more to my liking.
Coffee is your friend. Everyone else is an acquaintance.