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06-08-2014 11:02 PM
linvillegorge Seriously, with all the late season sales and what not, there's no reason to ever pay full retail. I pretty much won't even look at gear unless it's at least 30% off or so and I buy most of my stuff at steeper discounts than that.
06-08-2014 10:33 PM
Casper First board is your first experience to a been-there-done-that. You will go through many boards.

Different profiles, etc, will perform and ride with a different feel; and what is good or bad can be a subjective quality unique to the beholder. For example: one person's rave about cam-rock is dog poo to the next person.

Who is right? The person with the majority backing them up? - both are right and both are wrong.

We all go through a bunch of boards starting off, gaining experience and insight each time, figuring what we like, don't like, and what application to use each one in.

It's a necessary learning curve. In a few years you'll have many different boards under your belt and will have found what you personally like best.


Be aware of most marketing talk. A good marketing add is well designed by people who know human psychology and it is targeted to appeal to your irrational subconscious. Marketing is virtually a criminal act....
06-07-2014 08:52 AM
Mizu Kuma Bein ya first board purchase, it'll most likely end up just bein a steppin stone to ya next one!!!!!

Just consider where ya wanna ride it, and what ya wanna do on it!!!!! (Groomers/Park/Pow)

Then add in how ya would like it to "feel"!!!!! (Flex/Responsivness)

Once ya have this roughly worked out it'll narrow down the search a great deal!!!!!

Then go for a well known (or well reviewed) brand, and pick the one that ya like the look of the most!!!!! * As long as its also the right size for ya weight/foot size!!!!!

If ya experience with that board is good, you'll most likely favour that brand when it comes to ya next purchase!!!!!

Pretty much how the cycle goes until ya either want change, or ya unhappy with some aspect about ya last purchase!!!!!

Big thing is, don't sweat it as buyin a new ride should be a fun thing!!!!!

If ya lose a few $$$ makin the wrong purchase, it'll be a great learnin curve into what you're really after anyways!!!!! We've all been there, done that!!!!!
06-07-2014 07:30 AM
West Baden Iron
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Originally Posted by timmytard View Post
I buy all my hard goods(board,boots&bindings) off Craigslist.
Haven't bought anything from a store for years.

You don't even need to know what you're lookin' for
When you find a sweet deal on some gear, Google it.

Usually, it'll just lead you back here. To a review or two about said gear.

Some people sell brand new shit for stupid cheap.
The key, is to look often.
That brand new shit, that people put on there super cheap...

Gets bought even faster.
That shit gets sold probably, in under an hour


TT
^^This.

I currently have 17 boards and haven't paid full price for any of them. Most I've found online for 50-75% off and the rest I have bought from here or craigslist.

I always get last years models in the off season. I'm nowhere near good enough to need to latest and greatest. Even used stuff is rarely worn out and has plenty of days left in it.

Find it cheap and buy 2 or 3 different profiles and brands. If you find something you really like, sell the others. There are a ton of good reviews on here and angrysnowboarder.com, but a review go only go so far. Demo days are a good way try something, but I don't get that luxury here in Indiana so buy and try works for me.
06-07-2014 03:05 AM
timmytard I buy all my hard goods(board,boots&bindings) off Craigslist.
Haven't bought anything from a store for years.

You don't even need to know what you're lookin' for
When you find a sweet deal on some gear, Google it.

Usually, it'll just lead you back here. To a review or two about said gear.

Some people sell brand new shit for stupid cheap.
The key, is to look often.
That brand new shit, that people put on there super cheap...

Gets bought even faster.
That shit gets sold probably, in under an hour


TT
06-06-2014 11:48 PM
24WERD tell us about yourself first:

Where do you plan on boarding?

how many times a year?

Weight?

Bootsize?

purpose of boarding? hanging out? friends? trying to be a pro?

type you riding you are interested or not of doing?

budget?

Seriously, stop and just read all the thread on the BB and you will figure it out.
06-06-2014 11:00 PM
andrewdod
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Originally Posted by linvillegorge View Post
When he says "a lot of these companoes", he means "all of these companies. The marketing jargon is becoming a deafening roar of noise. Not just in this industry, but in general. There's a lot of bullshit to have to decipher. Most companies are doing very similar things, but everyone has their own trademarked terminology for it. It makes comparison shopping very difficult.
he's right now that i think about it... they all do it...
06-06-2014 03:38 PM
ryannorthcott 90% rider, 10% board... I buy based on reviews and sales. Was tossing around a few boards in my head a few months ago, the Jones Mountain Twin was one of them. Sure enough snagged one brand new in my size for half price, that made the decision for me.
Is it really much better than my 4 year old Turbo Dream? Not really, but it is new and psychologically speaking, I 'feel' like I am a better rider on it
06-06-2014 01:51 PM
linvillegorge
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Originally Posted by andrewdod View Post
a lot of it is needing to be able to decipher BS from actual benefits... a lot of these companies are spoofing up their products with all this marketing juice and terminology to make their product sound better. take mervin's ecogenics for example... they market that as a feature... well... i guarantee you that board isnt much more eco-friendly than the neversummer down the road. dont get overwhelmed with the BS, get the info you need, profile, size, weight rating, direction, and flex.
When he says "a lot of these companoes", he means "all of these companies. The marketing jargon is becoming a deafening roar of noise. Not just in this industry, but in general. There's a lot of bullshit to have to decipher. Most companies are doing very similar things, but everyone has their own trademarked terminology for it. It makes comparison shopping very difficult.
06-06-2014 11:23 AM
andrewdod a lot of it is needing to be able to decipher BS from actual benefits... a lot of these companies are spoofing up their products with all this marketing juice and terminology to make their product sound better. take mervin's ecogenics for example... they market that as a feature... well... i guarantee you that board isnt much more eco-friendly than the neversummer down the road. dont get overwhelmed with the BS, get the info you need, profile, size, weight rating, direction, and flex.
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