Will stop renting.....what can I expect?
I posted here a week ago that I stopped with the skis and converted to the board. Nice decision for me. I'm in my early thirties, am in good shape, and found the transition very easy after the 2nd time down the hill.
I've been snowboarding 3 times now; progressively improving, mostly free-ride obviously. I've met some good people on the hill. All are surprised I've only done it a couple times (thanks Vision skateboards, I knew my dad was wrong about boarding all those years.)
So, I'm looking at boards. Yada Yada. I'll get one soon probably. Probably NW SL-R or Lib TRS-BTX. I'm lucky to have a good job.....one that pays fine and one that let's me go boarding.
My question is, what can I expect if I buy a new board? Do I really need one? The boards rented are pretty rough but acceptable (I think). There is some chatter and they are somewhat difficult to ride switch. Should I pony up and buy one now or wait longer until I have more time boarding?
If I get a new board, what to expect? Less chatter....catch less edges.....faster....???
Last edited by jikastew; 02-06-2009 at 01:17 PM.