Yea Im a bit of a gear whore
But I still try and save when I see a deal
Board $549- Trice Pro HP.. website messed up so I got 2013 for non HP price
Bindings $200 - Burton C60 - bought the year old model at the time to save money
Jackets - $120 Burton something, $120 Special Blend Circa(store closing sale)
Pants - $80 I dont remeber the name, $60 end of season sale on some other brand
Goggles - $120 - Oakley Tanner Hall Rasta Lions - bought last years to save some dough
Backpack- $40 Burton bag of some sale
Gloves - $20 from theclymb.com
Board bag - $80 from the theclymb.com
Snowboarding is currently the only thing I get extravagant on. I buy whatever I want and always top of the line. But you never see me sitting on a beach in Jamaica.
AMEN!!!! My wife and kids go visit my sister in Florida every October. My sister always asks me why I don't come with them. I told my sister to move to the mountains ans she will never get me to leave.
for my personal travel needs if it is not below 32 degrees F and lift accessed, I a don't care to go.
Hell, fot that matter, I have began training so I have the fitness to hike it if I need to!
Typically in a given season I'll drop whatever coin I need to on the piece of gear that needs to be replaced. I seem to be on a cycle where I only actually need one thing a season. That being said this year I dropped serious money on everything including: a board (Kessler Ride) I didn't need and bindings (Raiden Machine) for the board I didn't need.
The stuff I actually needed to replace: bindings (broke them last season and rode the season out on Frankenbindings) picked up 2012s preseason on sale, and goggles (lenses on the old ones were finally beat and needed to be replaced) also on sale preseason.
I spend alot on snowboarding gear and trips, without too much excesive guilt. I put the priority on boots and gas though.
17 Jones Storm Chaser . 16 Never Summer Swift . 16 Rome Pow Division ST x Snurfer . 16 Gnu Swallow Tail Carver . 15 Never Summer Snowtrooper BIA
17 Burton Malavita Wing . 16 Burton Genesis X
16 Flow Talon . 16 Flow Hylite
Board: Burton Custom x 2013 425$
Bindings: 2013 Burton Diode EST 320$
Boots: Ride boots 150$
Goggles: Smith I/OX 160$
Got everything on some random ass site called jiffybutler.com
I purchase expensive gear; board, bindings boots, clothing, etc. But after years of my primary extreme sport, paintball...which has drained me for thousands, even the most expensive snowboarding gear doesn't really seem expensive.
Still though I save when I can. Like buying hardgoods at the end of the season when its 30-40% off.
People actually consider paintball and extreme sport? , I spend most of my money on beer.
when your a man sometimes you wear stretchy pants in your room just for fun