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Old 12-03-2014, 12:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm looking to purchase my first board. I'm not looking to spend too much at the moment, just looking for a cheap board I can continue to practice on. I wouldn't say I'm a beginning but more on the intermediate.

I am about 5'7 and weight 160. I found this board from Sports Authority (Sims Men's Quest Snowboard Possible Cosmetic Defects | eBay) but it has a cosmetic defect. Has anyone purchased a cosmetic defect snowboard? Would it be okay for me to purchase this or should I just buy a board without any cosmetic defect. Also i'm looking to purchase the board in size 154, would that be okay for my height and weight?


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Old 12-03-2014, 12:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Sports Authority is fkn ripoff. Talk to Wiredsport (forum member). They have complete packages for around $300. Also enter "2015 X-MAS STOKER Free... " maybe you will win.

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Old 12-03-2014, 01:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for the reply! I've just entered into the drawing.
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You will have to decide what type of snowboarding you will be mainly participating in. Different snowboards are build for different terrains and different styles of riding. As a beginner, you will probably want a soft-flexing board. One that is forgiving of mistakes.
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