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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-22-2010, 11:29 AM Thread Starter
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Holy hell I am going broke by getting back into snowboarding...

LOL Ok so rewind to Christmas, sister in law and her kids are up from VA for the holiday and she suggests we go skiing/boarding one day. My son (8) has never done it before but really wants to...I still have my board from 93/94 which was the last time I rode but need new boots. Wife has ski equipment but hasn't skied in years so needs a lesson. So we go to the store and get her some ski pants and me a new pair of boots, next day head to the mountain and rent equipment for my son. So one day = $230 in boots/pants and another $116 in lift tickets and lessons. Ok so my son LOVES it and doesn't want to leave, I promise we will come back. The next week I pick up a Burton Chopper 130, Custom Smalls Bindings and Burton Gorms boots...$350. Another day at the mountain cost us another $86 in lift tickets and a lesson for the boy. "Dad I want a helmet." You got it $56. Hmm I am liking this...I should look at boards too...and hmm I need some new pants. Lib Tech T.Rich C2BTX, Rome Targas, Burton Cargos...$635. Ok so now the wife wants to snowboard rather than ski...local shop is closing out 2010 equipment so we gear her up (LOL) GNU Carbon Credit $280, Rome 390s $144, Boots $45 ( 75% off super closeout deal). So at this point I am out over $2k since Christmas...but at least we all have nice new gear.

And we are headed out again tomorrow...woo hoo.
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Welcome back. The economy loves you for getting back into it. Sure is fun though ain't it?
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It sounds like you have pretty much everything you need. Just have to get out and ride now. Next year it will be season passes for all....

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you forgot about gas, sandwiches, pizza and beer... also ibuprofen


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It sounds like you have pretty much everything you need. Just have to get out and ride now. Next year it will be season passes for all....
Season passes for all for sure. Oh I forgot we have a 9mo old so when we all go (tomorrow will only be the second time for that) we have to pay a sitter too.

Yes it has been a blast....and I think my wife and I are doing WAY more than our part in getting the US out of this recession, we just had a geothermal heat pump put into our house too...now THAT was a lot of scratch.
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That's the price you pay for riding...

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Think of it this way, the gear you bought is a one-time purchase (at least you hope it is). So the only costs you need to worry about going forward are lift tickets, lessons, and gear replacement/upgrades which will happen once in a while.
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Think of it this way, the gear you bought is a one-time purchase (at least you hope it is). So the only costs you need to worry about going forward are lift tickets, lessons, and gear replacement/upgrades which will happen once in a while.
Yeah...until you see a cool new pair of pants or goggles, or you decide to upgrade goggle lenses....or you decide that the wife and I should be good role models and get helmets for ourselves since our kid is happy to sport one too. I agree you won't be spending a ton in the future, but there will be the occasional purchase here and there. Snowboard is a progression sport, and progression sports cost money. I do agree it is relatively an inexpensive winter sport compared to snowmobiling, ice fishing, or the bar (haha), and a hell of a lot cheaper than biking during the summer. Biking kills me!!
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Actually he asked for the helmet...I wasn't even going to suggest it (think of that what you will).

Yea...honestly I like the 2011 graphics of the T.Rice C2 BTX and may have to get one of those...LOL

Biking? Don't even get me started there, I have about $15k tied up in 7 bikes.
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hah, join the club. i started this season and wanted to stick to a budget. i initially spent $600 on all my gear (i got a used board+bindings on craigslist for $60)..

now i bought two more jackets, and two new boards..

and this is just to keep me tied over til spring/summer when track $eason for my car starts again
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