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post #1 of 82 (permalink) Old 02-08-2007, 01:49 PM
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Does not matter what kind of board you ride

I am brand new to this forum and reading all of these "what board is right for me?" threads I'm already sick of it.

It doesn't matter what kind of board you ride, it matters how you ride it.

I grew up riding a t-bolted, 27" stance, burton air 1990 directional piece of shlt! I learned how to ride on that, then gradually moved my way up to the newer ones. (

Anything out there on the market today is going to be top of the line from last year. Even those Gunu POS or Lib Technologies are better boards than none.

Just go out there and have fun.
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post #2 of 82 (permalink) Old 02-08-2007, 04:27 PM
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So just because you didn't have a nice board when you were young but you liked riding anyways means there is no point to buying a nice board?

That is a very closed-minded statement. Nice boards aren't gonig to make you x-games material but it is definately much easier and in turn more fun usually when you aren't riding a pos.

If you have money to spare and enjoy snowboarding, why buy low end equipment? Makes no sense at all...
post #3 of 82 (permalink) Old 02-08-2007, 06:00 PM
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there are 2 types of boards

cap or vertical side construction

both these boards ride different

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post #4 of 82 (permalink) Old 02-09-2007, 07:41 AM
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Bob_gates - I have news for you. That Burton Air '90 I was riding was top of the line back then.

It is not a closed minded statement. It is actually a very open minded statement, but you need to have a different POV.

What I am trying to get across to those of you who are new to the sport, is that it does not matter what kind of clothes you wear or what kind of board you ride. Just go out there and have fun doing it. Quit getting all caught up in your self image.
post #5 of 82 (permalink) Old 02-10-2007, 01:04 PM
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I agree with Mort to a certain extent...

I do believe technologies are important, though. I look for sandwich construction and a sintered base. The check the flex pattern of the boards.

There are a lot of cheaper snowboard makes that offer full wood core, sandwich construction and sintered or at least sintruded bases for hella cheap...

My girlfreind has a 5150 Dynasty. It's a full wood core, sandwich constructon, sintruded base and triaxial fiberglass wrap. The board cost 130 CAD brand new.

I look at the Burton Feather for women. They come up with fancy names like the Lightspeed Vision base, Fly core, Biaxial React Fiberglass etc.etc. Then charge $300.00 for the board when in reality all the properties of the board are either worse or at best equal with the 130 CAD
5150 Dynasty. The board that matches closest with the 5150 Dynasty from Burton is the Burton Troop for ~$400.

Plus a lot of cheaper boards are made in the same factory and with the same materials as the big money boards.

All that is important is that you look at the snowboard and disecern what characteristics it has that are favourable to you.

The only thing where I have found brand name can make a difference is in their boots... It is my experience that more expenssive boots fit nicer usually, but event that is not always true...
post #6 of 82 (permalink) Old 02-11-2007, 10:35 PM
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this is why i love forum...because they are an one based company that has no knockoffs
post #7 of 82 (permalink) Old 02-11-2007, 10:40 PM
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this is why i love forum...because they are an one based company that has no knockoffs
Isn't it nice to get a board for <$250.00 that is an exact replica (aside from topsheet and graphics) of a board that could range from $400 - $500
post #8 of 82 (permalink) Old 02-11-2007, 11:11 PM
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Isn't it nice to get a board for <$250.00 that is an exact replica (aside from topsheet and graphics) of a board that could range from $400 - $500
well in some ways yea but with my job it's really nothin to worry about...but for those yea it's always nice
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most of those cheaper boards are second runs

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post #10 of 82 (permalink) Old 02-12-2007, 12:07 AM
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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.
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