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Old 01-12-2010, 01:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Snowboard Expos (ie. SkiDazzle)

are they really worth checking out? how good of a deal can you find on the current year stuff?

the reaosn i ask is because there's a midseason sale coming in this week and i was wondering if it was worth checking out or if i should just wait a month or so and score the gear i really want through online retailers. any ideas/suggestions/comments?
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Old 01-12-2010, 02:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Depends...the one here in Portland a few months ago i actually saw a '10 SL-R for 399...i almost bought it on the spot but i dont need it ;d

If you do go i'd go on the first day...atleast out here a lot of the good stuff seemed to have been ransacked by the last day when i went..all the hot deals on goggles, gloves, etc...

Alot of the stuff was just sold at MSRP too which was just stupid...if i wanted to buy electric EG2 goggles for 140 dollars i wouldnt be paying 15 dollars to get in....
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Old 01-12-2010, 01:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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well the problem is i just checked out the list of vendors and the only ones worth mentioning was ride, burton, and k2...which isnt too impressive to say the least. i'll probably just wait till the online sales. thanks for your input
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I went to the skidazzle show in Chicago in either october or November and I was greatly disappointed.
They had a zumiez section, the only good thing there was $3 for a bar of wax and scraper.
Then they had an equipment section which was basically all beginner level Burton gear.

Then I watched some of the rail jam and got pissed that I didn't enter in it, because the best trick I saw was a basic back board.
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Old 01-12-2010, 01:13 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Ski Dazzle has always sucked. I hit the Snowbomb shows and got a sweet deal on some pants and bindings for the wife.

Also walked out with a bunch of free schwag and a pair of Bear Valley lift tickets (that I sold)

Also replenish my sticker box for another year
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Old 01-12-2010, 03:06 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Ski Dazzle is alright for beginners looking for their first setup. They have some decent discounts on lower end items and gear from a few years ago. But if you are the type of person who has a specific brand/model/year of whatever you want, the ski show will dissappoint you more often than not. You might get lucky and score exactly what you are looking for, but its not likely. The only reason I go is for the free lift tickets and to maybe win a trip to CO.
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