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02-18-2014 10:23 AM
tanscrazydaisy
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Originally Posted by riste98 View Post
I fell in love with snowboarding. I want to get my own gear and I only have 400$ I need a board, bindings, gloves, and goggles. I want something that won't break/rip on me as far as bindings and gloves and for the board I would like one that doesn't scratch, or where the scratches aren't that noticeable.

I don't understand what kind of boards there are so I can't really tell you what I'm looking for in that.

Im 16 years old, 5'9", and about 130 lbs.

Any websites or stores I should look at/go to?
scratches will happen anyway if you're riding somewhere that doesn't have a deep base.

.... $400... now... well, keep saving, and wait for end of clearance and pre-season clearances.

What kind of riding do you intend to do? Where do you plan on doing most of your riding?
02-18-2014 09:14 AM
surfinsnow
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Originally Posted by MelC View Post
Do not get a used helmet. Otherwise you might as well not bother. The foam loses compressibility with age and most of them are one and done.
We stopped at Rodger's near Loon Mountain. They are doing a helmet trade-in deal. Same as you said, they're letting people know that helmets do wear out, even if you haven't whacked your head into a tree. The foam dies and it loses its protective ability. They were giving 25% off if you traded in your old worn-out helmet. That's a pretty good deal! My wife got a new Giro helmet -- and it worked well for the store, because she also wound up buying Bluetooth speakers to go with it. Cha-ching.
02-18-2014 08:37 AM
Elvin Just like you I was shopping around for gear this season. I did research on what style of riding I liked, and looked at every website that sells snowboards. Look up what promotions or coupon codes they offer on retailmenot.com, and even ebates.com to see if they offer rebates on purchases.

I bought a K2 Happy Hour board on altrec.com, Burton Cartel bindings locally, and Burton Invader boots on eBay for $310 totaled more or less.

Activerideshop.com actually offered 25% off entire purchase ($99 and up) over the weekend, not sure if the promotion is still on.
02-15-2014 02:03 PM
kross0789
Cheap Website

Check out The House – Outdoor Gear, Outerwear & Bikes - Save up to 70%. They have packages where you can get your board, bindings, and boots. Then all you would need to do is find gloves and goggles. For those you could try Marshall's or TJMAX, I know I have picked up goggles cheap there before.
02-11-2014 07:01 AM
MelC Do not get a used helmet. Otherwise you might as well not bother. The foam loses compressibility with age and most of them are one and done.
02-11-2014 03:50 AM
24WERD Where do you live.

I have tons of good gear.
02-11-2014 03:40 AM
wrathfuldeity boots are the most important...good fitting ones...read the boot faq sticky and the threads there.

clothes, gloves goggles helmet...get used gaper steez...you will look like a gape....no matter what you wear, cause ur a beginner....don't worry....we all were and the only way is to get on the hill with whatever

board and bindings...get used, beg or barrow almost any board from a friend or out of somebody's garage...buy used if you have too...cause you have no clue what you want or what works...thus don't worry...get on the frickin hill with whatever....money is better spent on lift tickets and lessons than getting new gear.

There are alot of folks that imagine it will be fun and easy...buy good shite...try it and give it up....then sit on it for a few years and sell it (often way over priced cause they are trying to re-coup $...but the shit might be in great shape but a few years old and will be worth way less than $100 for board and bindings). If you live by a big hill...such as I...you can find shit for nothing or very little....hell I've found boards, bindings, goggles, helmets, jackets, gloves sitting in the garbage, on the blvd strip for free, for very little $ at thrift stores, garage sales and have had folks give boards/bindings because they know I ride and know folks that could use it.

Point is ur a kid....get on the hill to get the skill...don't worry too much abt the gear...cause its always skill is more important than gear. And if you learn to ride on shitty stuff....because its too stiff or advanced (good...steep but faster learning curve) and if its shitty gear...(you will later appreciate and recognize quality gear).

Get out there and ride...rant over.
02-11-2014 02:33 AM
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02-11-2014 01:27 AM
Naturesabre
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Originally Posted by millenium3love View Post
boards for less is an incredible website for finding cheap gear i have full gear from helmet to boots and barley broke $100
yup you know a site is legit when their sizing chart uses height to calculate recommended board size
02-11-2014 12:55 AM
millenium3love
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Originally Posted by riste98 View Post
I fell in love with snowboarding. I want to get my own gear and I only have 400$ I need a board, bindings, gloves, and goggles. I want something that won't break/rip on me as far as bindings and gloves and for the board I would like one that doesn't scratch, or where the scratches aren't that noticeable.

I don't understand what kind of boards there are so I can't really tell you what I'm looking for in that.

Im 16 years old, 5'9", and about 130 lbs.

Any websites or stores I should look at/go to?
boards for less is an incredible website for finding cheap gear i have full gear from helmet to boots and barley broke $100
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