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Old 12-14-2012, 08:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,

i'm a beginner at snowboard. Done it only 2 times in my life, and second time broke my elbow in the first run so it doesn't count. Still I love it and want to go back this year.

I have a friend selling a 2008 Forum Youngblood with binders for 100$

Now i'm too much of a beginner to do park, this year i'll still be trying to link turns without shattering another bone. Should I continue shopping or it's a good occasion??
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
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As long as the size is right, seems like a good deal, assuming the board isn't beat to shit n
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:28 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Unless you are EXTREMELY lucky and buy EXACTLY the right board now, you'll want a new board in a year or two anyway as your style and skill level changes. So as Alka says, as long as it's a reasonable size and not busted, $100 for board and bindings is pretty good.
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:40 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I know I will buy a new board next year or the year after. I just don't wanna pay 67$ bucks (about 80 with taxes) for rental everytime I go. Especially knowing that this year, i'll do a 3 day trip with lessons every morning... (I'm trying to get as maximum improvement as I can get, going to Stoneham with bunch of friends who do ski).

On the net, there is also a lot of 5150, Sims, Lamar...

Also, what happens if calculators on the net are giving me a ideal lenght of 156, but i go with a board that's 150? How lenght will affect the ride?
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easier manuevering skills (easier to turn/carve) but you will lose the stability/control if you are bombing down blues.

correct me if i'm wrong...
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Also, and it's something people keep forgetting about, the one place where height really matters compared to board length is that a shorter board will have holes positioned for a narrower stance. Get too short of a board and you may not be able to position your bindings far enough apart to be comfortable. Pretty sure this requires more than a 6cm difference though.
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