Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Pacific Northwest
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Fellow boarder in crisis
At the moment i'm a decent intermediate rider(can hit double blacks, tree runs, and average kickers/rails), but i have beginner/low end gear(snowboard with no brand name and SOBE graphics[got it at a yard sale when i was 10], LAMAR MX15 bindings, SNOWJAM boots). The snowboard is stiff and heavy as !@#$, the bindings are very weak and a strap literally fell off on the mountain on sunday, and the boots are ugly and somewhat uncomfortable.
The issue is that i'm only 15 and can't really buy my own gear yet, so i rely on my dad to get me new stuff every now and then(even though this is the only board i've used since the LAMAR i learned on), but i come from a very money-conscious family. So when i recently told him new gear is essential, he just wants to head over to BIG 5 and pick up another LAMAR/5150/MORROW board, some 30-50 dollar bindings, and find some used boots somewhere! My dad thinks that ALL snowboard gear is the same and names don't matter. He also thinks i just want expensive flashy gear(not the case!)
Basically, my progression/fun factor is being restricted by crap gear, so how do i get my point across to my dad?
BTW, my family's not poor at all, just very price conscious.
Last edited by DiamondCarver; 03-18-2009 at 06:34 PM.