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|11-17-2008 09:31 PM|
Then click ltr to read about it and find centres ect.
Hope this helps.
|11-16-2008 04:24 PM|
|snowjeeper||I would be surprised if I did. Is there a website I can look that up on?|
|11-16-2008 01:36 PM|
|fuzzysnowboard||If you live close to a burton learn to ride place the boards are designed to be good for beginners. They usually have nice terrian parks too.|
|11-15-2008 08:54 PM|
|snowjeeper||Yeah i was planning on renting if it snows in time, but there's a huge equipment sale first weekend in december here, so if I see a deal I want to be able to snatch it up. The board I rode on at the local hill here was crap last year, not sure what brand it was.|
|11-15-2008 05:24 PM|
Renting is also an option, although i wouldn't rent from the mountain unless you know they have decent gear. I never really liked the gear(or 30+ minute lines to rent) at Mt Hood Meadows out here, it was never very comfortable nor setup right looking back.
Best bet, at least out here is to rent at one of the ski/snowboard shops on the way up to the mountain, usually cheaper for better gear. They may have something like that out there...
If you need cheap though, i would get the low end of one of the better board makers. Or look on ebay/craigslist in your local area, i know out here in Oregon you can get some sick deals. Like 3-4 year old boards that were higher end boards selling for under $200...they wont have all the latest advances...but only a few years ago they were considered to be the best and would be more than adequate for starting...
You'd be surprised the deals you can find on craigslist some times, people having to move, pay bills they cant afford and are willing to sell their toys at ridiculous prices to get cash..
|11-15-2008 03:44 PM|
|fuzzysnowboard||I think you should rent if you can. Lamar and LTD: I heard they are one of the worst but I'm not sure.|
|11-15-2008 01:12 AM|
|Fallen Saint||Just my opinion but I think it can make a big difference if you're riding a decent board versus a good one. I'm not talking top dollar but a good stick can make a difference. It's true that a beginner won't have as much control or skill to really use a lot of the fancy stuff out there but there's a big difference in weight alone between something like a 24/7 and a GNU Altered Genetics. I went from a Rossignol to the Alt G. HUGE difference for me.|
|11-14-2008 10:15 AM|
Legally and others,
even though boards like lamar, 24/7, 5150 are crap, what impact is that going to have on someone learning how to board, especially in an area like WI (me) where the snow isn't usually that great (but it might be this year 120"+ maybe)? Is it worth to pay 450 for a board when you're a beginner, or will you be able to learn effectively on a 199 board? I think that's the root of alot of noobs questions.
|11-14-2008 09:14 AM|
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|11-13-2008 08:06 PM|
If you want an atomic board for under 200, I can find a ton of websites with older models for under 200. I found a cold smoke for 199.99 in a couple of locations, so if you want I can get you one of those sites. But it dooes depend on your wallet.
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