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Old 02-20-2013, 10:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Sims good or bad? Please help me out..

I'm kinda new to the world of snowboarding and wanting to buy my first board. Thinking about buying a Sims Tina Basich 143cm snowboard with K2 bindings off Craig's List for $150. I like it because of the price, nice design, and its close to my ideal all mountain size. Is this a good deal? Should I even buy a Sims? I haven't heard of them much and haven't seen many reviews so I'm kinda weary. I do want a board with some good quality as a beginner/intermediate all mountain board. This may also help..
I'm 130 lbs, 5'5", I wear size 8 women's boots. I like to ride all mountain and since I live in Texas I go to closer locations like Monarch, CO and Red River, NM (usually packed powder/ice). I'm 27 and really wanna ride for a long time, looking forward to riding park someday! As for my budget goes, I'm looking for something second hand so maybe around $200 for a deck at most.
I really appreciate your advice.

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Old 02-21-2013, 01:31 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I could be wrong, but IIRC, Sims is basically a store brand, like Dicks or Sports Authority or something like that.
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I have a SIMS board I have been riding for about 6 seasons now and it's been great. It's pretty stiff, but for freestyle/mountain riding it's just fine.

I did however just pick up a GNU Pickle and it's a world of difference.

I suppose what I'm saying is that for the price it's a great board. Definitely worth it!
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Old 02-21-2013, 05:35 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Sims used to be top of the line in the 90s (Salasnek!). In the course of time they have become a store brand but are now starting to make good boards again.

As for your board, it's hard to tell without seeing pictures. Maybe post the craigslist link here. Generally I would not advise buying an old board but as a beginner it can be fine. Right now there's end of season sales at all the big stores where you can get a new and modern board for very little money. Check this: Women's Snowboards | evo outlet

All of these boards will be better than an old Sims if it's inside your budget.

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The Rossignol Myth that's in the link that Basti provided seems like a great deal on an entry level board. It's pretty well rated by the people that have bought it and for $99.00 it will be hard to find a brand name deck at a better price - plus free shipping.

Here's a YouTube review of the 2012 Myth:

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All of this info is a great help~thank you!!! The The Rossignol Myth really did catch my eye, what a great deal for such a good deck! Thinking I'm def gonna invest in it.

Here anyway is the CL link for the Sims Tina Basich:
Sims Tina Basich 143cm Snowboard with K2 Bindings

(not sure how old this may be, guessing at least a couple years)
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The Rossignol Myth that's in the link that Basti provided seems like a great deal on an entry level board. It's pretty well rated by the people that have bought it and for $99.00 it will be hard to find a brand name deck at a better price - plus free shipping.

Here's a YouTube review of the 2012 Myth:

YouTube

Good luck!!
Wow!! The youtube vid pretty much explained EVERYTHING that I've been looking for!!!! I can not wait to try it out!! Love the progression that the board offers while still forgiving and especially that it can be a prospective park board! Many thanks!
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All of this info is a great help~thank you!!! The The Rossignol Myth really did catch my eye, what a great deal for such a good deck! Thinking I'm def gonna invest in it.

Here anyway is the CL link for the Sims Tina Basich:
Sims Tina Basich 143cm Snowboard with K2 Bindings

(not sure how old this may be, guessing at least a couple years)
That board is much older than a couple of years. I'm guessing at least eight, probably more. Don't know when Tina had her pro model. Bindings are super old as well. It's a clear no-buy

Go with the Rossignol and you'll do just fine.
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Here anyway is the CL link for the Sims Tina Basich:
Sims Tina Basich 143cm Snowboard with K2 Bindings

(not sure how old this may be, guessing at least a couple years)
That board is from 1997. Definitely a no buy at any price.

1997 Preview Of Women’s Snowboard Equipment | || TransWorld SNOWboarding
Other sigs include Tina Basich’s pro-model the “Seahorse” by Sims ($469), ruler of the “She” li of snowboards with it’s freestyle flex , narrow width, and seahorse board graphics painted by Tina, and Wendy Powell’s
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That board is from 1997. Definitely a no buy at any price.

1997 Preview Of Women’s Snowboard Equipment | || TransWorld SNOWboarding
Other sigs include Tina Basich’s pro-model the “Seahorse” by Sims ($469), ruler of the “She” li of snowboards with it’s freestyle flex , narrow width, and seahorse board graphics painted by Tina, and Wendy Powell’s
Whaaaat!! Haha! Much older than I had imagined!!! No wonder I couldn't really find any reviews on this deck!
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