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03-31-2014 11:50 PM
mhaas It really doesn't look to be in THAT bad of condition. Like others have said, don't think, just ride it.
03-31-2014 10:34 PM
poutanen
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Originally Posted by O4X View Post
This is probably the worst edge. And the bottom too, idk if that's normal wear.
Doesn't look bad at all. Treat this as a board you will use for 5-10 days and then grow out of. The base looks like it needs nothing more than a wax. That'll fill in the gouges enough. The edges don't look bad at all, an edging tool can clean those up.

As for the ding in the tip/tail, I would use an exacto knife and cut away the loose material, or use a file and file it down. Then slap a little 2-part epoxy on there to cover it up. Once dry, you can file/sand the epoxy down flush with the rest of the board. Easy repair.

As for step ins, go with a newer boot/binding combo. They've come so far that even a super cheap current setup will be worlds better than trying to A) find step in boots that fit you PROPERLY and B) use step ins...
03-31-2014 07:18 PM
O4X Also why did step ins die? And can they/should they be put on a new board if/when I get one?
03-31-2014 07:16 PM
O4X
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Originally Posted by poutanen View Post
Yeah I'd say screw the step ins. Be on the look out for some good used bindings in your size, and find the best fitting boots you can. Then when you get sick of this board, it'll be easy to just swap boards and not need a whole new setup.

Absolutely you can tune this yourself. Wax is not critical at all to a beginner, and as long as your edge isn't rougher than the rocky mountains, it'll do. Any tuning you do can only improve upon this. It's not impossible, but pretty hard to screw up simple wax/edge tuning.
This is probably the worst edge. And the bottom too, idk if that's normal wear. Attachment 44329
Attachment 44321.
03-31-2014 07:01 PM
poutanen
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Originally Posted by O4X View Post
It's just now spring in SE MI, but I'll watch ebay for some boots. I think I'll start on this board and see if I like snowboarding next winter. Though this board does need some restoration.... is that something I can Google and do myself?

EDIT: Is it worth getting switch step in boots for this? Obviously step ins are fairly obsolete, so if I do pursue this won't I need another pair of boots for my new board?
Yeah I'd say screw the step ins. Be on the look out for some good used bindings in your size, and find the best fitting boots you can. Then when you get sick of this board, it'll be easy to just swap boards and not need a whole new setup.

Absolutely you can tune this yourself. Wax is not critical at all to a beginner, and as long as your edge isn't rougher than the rocky mountains, it'll do. Any tuning you do can only improve upon this. It's not impossible, but pretty hard to screw up simple wax/edge tuning.
03-31-2014 06:53 PM
O4X
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Originally Posted by Argo View Post
K2 Clicker Snowboard Boots Shimano Step in Sizes Are Listed | eBay

Boots aren't hard to find. I know a couple people that ride them still.....

That board size will be just fine to learn on. Don't think about it too much, get some boots and ride that pig....
It's just now spring in SE MI, but I'll watch ebay for some boots. I think I'll start on this board and see if I like snowboarding next winter. Though this board does need some restoration.... is that something I can Google and do myself?

EDIT: Is it worth getting switch step in boots for this? Obviously step ins are fairly obsolete, so if I do pursue this won't I need another pair of boots for my new board?
03-31-2014 04:38 PM
Argo Those are for clickers from k2 but there are stepins all over eBay too.....
03-31-2014 04:33 PM
Argo K2 Clicker Snowboard Boots Shimano Step in Sizes Are Listed | eBay

Boots aren't hard to find. I know a couple people that ride them still.....

That board size will be just fine to learn on. Don't think about it too much, get some boots and ride that pig....
03-31-2014 04:00 PM
O4X
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Originally Posted by Dago91 View Post
Maybe I am wrong but wouldn't you need step in boots too ride that plank? If so gooood luck finding those!!
You're not wrong. I'd have to hunt down step in boots. Or just get new bindings.
03-31-2014 03:58 PM
Dago91 Maybe I am wrong but wouldn't you need step in boots too ride that plank? If so gooood luck finding those!!
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