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post #11 of 80 (permalink) Old 02-19-2007, 12:19 PM
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I guess it's just me... After working 6 months in a Goodyear tire factory and seeing the esact same tires, made from the exact same materials, by the exact same machines and one get Goodyear stamped on it and the other get Motomaster stamped on it. For a standard 14-inch, the Goodyear was double the price of the motomaster for literally the exact same tire... Snowboards are no different, they are manufactured goods and business models are the same, make money off the full range of consumers (low income to high income) while using the same products with different brand names...

Take it for what its worth. But, I don't play the game the companies want us to play, which is if you have the money buy their pricey brand and if you don't buy the cheap brand. If the high end and low end are made in the same factory and the technologies are similar, I'll take the cheaper one. Just requires some research online.
yea but then again most people go for the name brands...that's how the world is...so i dunno
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post #12 of 80 (permalink) Old 02-24-2007, 09:19 AM
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Thanks Morton. I appreciate that post. I'm novice at snowboarding; but it's something that I look forward to spending more time with. Obviously the season for artificial snow is over where I live --Indiana. I was looking for a way to get into it anyway by going sandboarding. I don't know how popular this is; but I see it as a good alternative to not trying to develop any core strength at all or paying big $$ for resorts and travel. I'm also not going to pay a lot of money for a board if I'm going to eat it up on the sand. I just don't have that kind of cabbage right now. I can drive to some dunes though. Looking for any suggestions or 411 on any locations within 500 miles of Indianapolis, IN. Thanks
post #13 of 80 (permalink) Old 02-25-2007, 11:50 AM
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I'm a n00b at this sport as well, but I can say that I agree with Morton to an extent. Before i bought my first board this year I went nuts tryign to research everything about it... and when you dont know much about boarding to begin with, you gotta look up the features, then decide if the which features are good THEN decide which will make it easy to learn on. *sigh*

I just decided to go to BoardZone (local shop) and shoot the sheit with the guy down stairs waxing boards for an hour (not the sales guy) who gave me a LOT of good advice. At the end of the day i got a board that fit my price, cuz the 'type' of board didnt really matter THAT much, what mattered was the dimensions and style of board. The only reason i bought a brand name was to get a better warranty and hopefully have it last longer.

I think people mostly start the "which board is right for me" threads just to try to get some insight as to what to look for, but really that question can be answered by reading a few FAQ's.

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post #14 of 80 (permalink) Old 02-26-2007, 06:08 PM
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It IS important what kind of board you ride, for example a PARK board or a FREERIDE board...if you try to ride the wrong one for your style it will be a very miserable experience.
post #15 of 80 (permalink) Old 03-13-2007, 09:48 PM
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It IS important what kind of board you ride, for example a PARK board or a FREERIDE board...if you try to ride the wrong one for your style it will be a very miserable experience.
Yeah, I learned how to snowboard riding a Burton Air 78 (178cm) in machine groomed packed snow. EekK!
post #16 of 80 (permalink) Old 03-16-2007, 08:59 PM
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Yeah, I learned how to snowboard riding a Burton Air 78 (178cm) in machine groomed packed snow. EekK!
that's crazy...i havn't touched a board that's longer than 160cm...and i'm 6'1 >_<
post #17 of 80 (permalink) Old 03-19-2007, 09:39 PM
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that's crazy...i havn't touched a board that's longer than 160cm...and i'm 6'1 >_<
Tell me about it bro! And I'm 5'9"! I just went up to Dodge Ridge this weekend with my new Burton 151...what a dream! Sooo much easier and smoother! A piece of cake to control, compared to that 78!
post #18 of 80 (permalink) Old 03-22-2007, 12:32 PM
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I agree and disagree with the original Mort post. Snowboarding has become an image, fashion show. To get a board because you think you are cooler riding it, even if it is way above your level is ridiculous. But it is important to find the right board that can accomodate your level of riding. When color and coolness, braggin rights and what not come into the picture, Mort's point is a very good one, one that I personally agree with. There is a fine line between a serious intention and one that has no substance. I do think that posting questions on boards are very helpful and would encourage it to keep on goin...na mean?
post #19 of 80 (permalink) Old 09-21-2009, 01:14 PM
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Man, I can be such an asshole sometimes.



So, uhhh, anyone ride those new Libtech boards lately?

Sucks, I had knee surgery in May... I guess 20 years of boarding caught up to me.
post #20 of 80 (permalink) Old 09-21-2009, 01:15 PM
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Oh, and I see why I was such a grouchy prick. I was going through a divorce at the time of this post!


I won't bore you with my personal life anymore, sorry!
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