go to evo, rei or snowboard connection...all reputable shops in seattle...ask lots of questions, take notes...then look around and on c-list. In pnw there is tons of good used stuff at very reasonable prices. imho a used in good condition, 2 year old high end board for 50-75 bucks is better than a new mid-low end board, because the tech and materials are better. For example, this year picked up a 2008 Option northshore 162, tapered pow board for $50 and a 2008 gnu b-nice twin 153 with mag for $60...and quality bindings can be had...like have some old drake f60 that I called up northwave (also in seattle) and they sent me out complete set of straps for free in 2 days.
Last edited by wrathfuldeity; 01-28-2010 at 04:09 AM.