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Old 04-12-2012, 12:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have been going snowboarding only a couple times a year for the past 6 years and this year I got to go 5 times and I improved a huge amount. I've only ridden one board my whole life and now I want to try a new one. Someone I know has a used 2011 Never Summer SL for sale for $250. He is a pretty aggressive rider and he rode it for about 20 days this season.
So my question is, how do the characteristics of a board change after its been used for a while? Would I be better off buying a new one or save money and buy a used one. Yeah I know maybe there's not a hard solid answer to this but I just wanted to get some opinions.
The SL I'm looking at is a size 155. I'm 6'1" 185lbs size 10.5 boots so I hope that's not to small for me. I don't do any park stuff, I just cruise around and I like to go fast and maybe do a few jumps here and there. (Also maybe wondering if I should get s Legacy instead).
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Old 04-12-2012, 01:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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A used snowboard has a couple down falls. One obviously the life span of the board is not as long. Two Boards break in to there rider meaning if we both bought the same new board and rode them the same amount and switched they would feel different to us. So all that being said. If you don't ride a lot and want to save money go for it. But you can probably find a new one on sale right now and get it for not to much more. Also don't think about what your doing now on a board think about what you will want to do down the line on this board. The reason I say that is you said you don't do park then you said you hit small jumps. It sounds like your heading toward some more freestyle riding.
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LOL, by jumps I mean if I see a bump in the snow I will go over it and try to get a foot or two of air. I would probably get killed if I went over a real jump...
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Old 04-12-2012, 02:07 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I figured what you meant but iv'e seen this so many times. Snowboarding is very easy and as you get better you will be looking for more things to do. Freestyle is not just in the park. Anything you do playful including 2' of air off a bump is freestyle. Therefore it seems your heading that way.
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