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|10-17-2012 12:53 PM|
|BoarDom13||I was talking about the GearTrade.com site. I see, I didn't realize it was linked to Backcountry.com.|
|10-17-2012 12:32 PM|
|10-17-2012 12:30 PM|
Only time I've EVER been burned with an online transaction was buying some car parts through a forum, sent the guy money (via paypal personal transfer) and he never send the parts. Thought I could trust him because he was a forum member. My mistake.
|10-17-2012 12:21 PM|
|BoarDom13||Is this a good site to buy from? I've been skeptical to buy from a site with used boards because I can't see it in person for condition.|
|10-16-2012 07:54 PM|
Never Summer SL 155 for $230 (I have no affiliation with seller).
I have ridden three Never Summer SL 155 over the years and it is a great board.
Here is a video of me laying out some turns on it. My technique is a little funky because I'm using a regular digital camera and it's hard to fit yourself into the frame so I was compressing myself a bit to get all of me in the frame. At the end (around 1:08) you can see that the trenches I'm carving are visible from the chairlift.
Jump to around 0:48, you see me doing a ~40 ft jump on a 2009 SL 155:
|10-16-2012 07:36 PM|
These are some broad strokes that might be helpful:
|10-16-2012 04:52 PM|
Actually backcountry.com is selling a used SL 155 for $230 on their used gear site GearTrade.com. Remember I'm roughly the same height weight as you (5'9" 150 lbs) I have ridden three SL 155 over the years and highly recommend it.
|10-16-2012 04:39 PM|
here's a question that maybe I should have went with before asking about the Skate
Banana.. What's the best shape to ride? I'm still trying to figure out the difference between rocker and cambered but I think I got it. I am an all mountain boarder so far, with little park but I do like hitting the occasional jumps on the sides of the runs. I'm hearing good things about GNU and of course Burton, but after thinking about it and reading what everyone is saying, I may buy new or last years model. I have bindings, and boots, although I will get new ones eventually. I don't want to spend over $300 for a board, but I want something that I can have a lot of fun hitting all of the mountain, having a lot of control and being satisfied for a couple years.
|10-16-2012 03:21 PM|
Originally Posted by lonerider View Post
BTW I know Kemper is long gone and a bad brand in many memories, but I loved that board for a long time!
I'm up to 30+ days a year now, hoping to include some summer riding too when finances allow. Probably another reason why I'm into alternative materials.
The T7 I've got now has an aluminium honeycomb core which should handle a lot of use, and I'm not sure how the Virus' stands up to years of abuse but IIRC it's got a bunch of CF and Kevlar in it (although the core is still Ash wood).
I think I might have the best/only example of a '95 Kemper freestyle left in existence! lol
|10-16-2012 12:57 PM|
Originally Posted by poutanen View Post
Even if the wood doesn't rot, the fibers start to break down with repeated bending (nothing lasts forever... just ask your knees).
Ok, so only 100 days, that is more reasonable - but still the difference in stiffness and pop should be night and day when compared to a new board. I get around 30 days a season now, and I used to get around 40 days per season back in the day if you include the summer.
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