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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-19-2008, 03:05 PM Thread Starter
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The Evolution of Snowboard Tech (aka, the dangers of Ebay)

Hopefully this is my last new thread for a while, but I'm looking for advice on buying a new board, and the plentiful array of used boards out there is tempting to me. So the question... How much has snowboard tech changed in the last 4, 5, 7 years? Am I better off spending my money on a "cheaper" new lower-end board on a decent end of season sale, or getting a mid-to-high end board used from 4 or 5 years ago? Other than changing tech and obvious damage to a board from use, what are the downsides to a used board?
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Hopefully this is my last new thread for a while, but I'm looking for advice on buying a new board, and the plentiful array of used boards out there is tempting to me. So the question... How much has snowboard tech changed in the last 4, 5, 7 years? Am I better off spending my money on a "cheaper" new lower-end board on a decent end of season sale, or getting a mid-to-high end board used from 4 or 5 years ago? Other than changing tech and obvious damage to a board from use, what are the downsides to a used board?
you never know the true history of it 'till you get it. i'd go cheaper/new IMO.
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Right now you can buy new dirt cheep. Pick up a nice 08 at 50% off.
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yeah I dunno your budget but there are alot of sales. I just got the new Rome Mod for $275 (reg $550), %50 off. Check out sierrasnowboard.com , Rome boards are %50 off and burtons are %40 off. Everything is on sale tho so check it out.

thats an option if you can afford it i'd get a new board
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i might not be opposed to buying something used that's like a year old. maybe that dude is just real impulsive, bought a set, rode it a couple times and bought something else

but 4 or 5 year old equipment? i'll pass
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