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01-12-2009 07:01 PM
MaPolley07 hit up valuesports.com they have great prices and ship quite quickly. I ordered my board and bindings from there at an excellent price with free shipping
01-12-2009 06:48 PM
Triple8Sol
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I would buy used before buying a new Lamar, LTD, Morrow, Sims board personally...
Agree 100% If you shop around though, you might be able to find a great deal on a good new board from a good company too.
01-12-2009 06:37 PM
fossilX this board seems to be a major steal, considering it is brand new and has great, great reviews...

and they say it would be great for beginners and intermediate riders ...


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01-12-2009 01:12 PM
CapitalEast
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Originally Posted by Flick Montana View Post
Price point boards use cheaper materials and fall apart quickly in my experience. They last maybe a year or two. And the lower end versions are made for beginners and won't allow you to progress very far. Their top end boards are made better, but you can get a big name brand a season old for the same price.

I think price point boards are great for beginners. Especially if you don't go much and don't plan to get very good.
I dont want to steal this thread but i'm going to have to start another one on a next level board...

I started snowboarding this year (Dec 19) and i've already gone 10 times, I imagine I may have close to 40 before the end of the season. So I think i'm past the initially beginner phase, if you could say that. I guess that lasts for the first 4 or so times... I can hit the blacks now, but I prefer blues.
01-12-2009 01:00 PM
Flick Montana Price point boards use cheaper materials and fall apart quickly in my experience. They last maybe a year or two. And the lower end versions are made for beginners and won't allow you to progress very far. Their top end boards are made better, but you can get a big name brand a season old for the same price.

I think price point boards are great for beginners. Especially if you don't go much and don't plan to get very good.
01-12-2009 01:00 PM
mag⋅net⋅ism I would definitely recommend you go with a used board for your first -- you're gonna abuse the shit outta that thing. Just don't spend too much on your starter package because you'll wanna upgrade in no time. It's only been a year and already I've upgraded my boots and bindings and looking at my next board.
01-12-2009 12:57 PM
CapitalEast
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I'd go season old big brand rather than a new price point board.

I got my old Rome Anthem for $250 and it was only lightly used. The price point boards I have seen are usually around $200. The extra $50 was worth it.
If I didnt find the package I did I would have gone the used route, but I think finding decent boots, bindings and a "throw away" board for $300 makes it worth it

If all you need is a board, I think lightly used is a great way to go

BTW anyone know the real differences between price point boards and the rest? What will the difference be like?
01-12-2009 12:52 PM
Flick Montana I'd go season old big brand rather than a new price point board.

I got my old Rome Anthem for $250 and it was only lightly used. The price point boards I have seen are usually around $200. The extra $50 was worth it.
01-12-2009 12:44 PM
MunkySpunk
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I would buy used before buying a new Lamar, LTD, Morrow, Sims board personally...
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Find the cheapest lightly used board from one of the main snowboard brands (Morrow, while owned by K2, is shit) on Craigslist or something like that.
Amen. Craigslist and Ebay. Get yourself a good used board. It'll cost about the same as a new shit-shingle, but you'll be much happier with it, and it'll probably last longer.
01-12-2009 12:34 PM
CapitalEast I bought a dirt cheap board from Zumiez actually it was a package board boots and bindings for $300

32 JP Walker Prospect Boots - (i like these alot)
Burton Custom Bindgins (these are average as I feel they may break sooner rather than later)
Apeture board (zumiez house brand) - It's better than renting, but in the spring/summer I plan on getting something better...
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