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Old 11-12-2008, 12:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am a n00b when it comes to snowboarding equipment/purchases so I need some help please.

I am 5'10" and around 155 lbs.
Size 10 boot
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I am looking for a board that I can use to just carve and ride but I am also looking to get into some freestyle riding as well. I have been snowboarding for a few years just on rentals and I am to the point that I can't spend anymore money on renting crappy boards. I am ready to make my first board purchase but I am really looking to just get an inexpensive board that I can use for a few years just to have a good board and if I want to continue in the sport I can upgrade my equip later.

I want a board I can really control, carving wise, and one with some pop that I can do a little freestyle if I wanted.

I've seen the atomic hatchet and it looks like a good board. Is that a good board for what I am looking for? I have also seen the atomic axum. Any advice on that one? Any others in that price range (around $200)?

I am open to any and all advice - thank you
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Old 11-12-2008, 03:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That brings up a quesion of mine too: everyone says that boards like lamar, 5150, sims, and 24/7 are crappy boards, but would they be suitable for noobs on a budget? My biggst concern is spending 400 on a board that either I don't like, or that I progress beyond in a year anyway. What makes those boards crappy, is it the riding of them or just the quality of the construction?
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Old 11-12-2008, 03:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
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A crappy board is going to a crappy board, regardless of budget. It's akin to a crappy car: yes it's going to get you from A to B, but...

Or living in a cardboard box: yes it's going to give you shelter, but...

Technine, O-matic, Nitro make good boards for under $400, which means that previous year's stuff will be very cheap.
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Old 11-12-2008, 04:28 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Look for last years O-matic awesome, say it recently on Whiskey for 129.99
amazing freestyle board.
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Old 11-12-2008, 11:54 PM   #5 (permalink)
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so does this mean that atomic boards are crappy?
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Old 11-13-2008, 12:10 AM   #6 (permalink)
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so does this mean that atomic boards are crappy?
I don't believe so. In fact I believe you will find various Atomic models recommended in a number of threads.
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