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Old 02-06-2010, 09:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Okay, i'm looking at buying a board from a private party. If I'm pulling the trigger on this thing, dude will have to give me a sweet deal on it. However, as this is my first board i need advice on what to look for to not get screwed over on. I dunno what kind of problems can come up on a snowboard. This board is apparently NEW and still wrapped.
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Old 02-06-2010, 10:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Uhhh.. It's not beat to shit maybe? Other than that, since you've offered fully no info, there's no real assessment to be made.
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Old 02-06-2010, 10:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I haven't seen the board yet. It suppose to be a 2010 model and still wrapped. I dunno if u can take a used board ride it for one season clean it up, wrap it and pawn it off as NEW?
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Not really. Maybe ride it lightly once or twice, after that it's obviously used. You don't buy a board to put it in a glass cabinet and rub it with a diaper. You buy it to ride it hard and put it away wet. A little use is no big deal.

A big mistake first time brand new board owners make is to assume they can keep the board pristine and scratch free. You might as well swing your fists at the ocean to keep the tide from coming in for all the good it'll do. Damage happens, it's part and parcel with the deal.
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First of all, is the board the correct size for you and the type of board for your riding style?

Don't just buy a board because it's simply a good deal.
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Yup..a lot more info is needed

What the board is
What size it is
How much money he wants
Your riding skill
Your weight
Your shoe size
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awesome pointless thread.
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awesome pointless thread.
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Old 02-07-2010, 12:43 PM   #9 (permalink)
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The board is a 2010 Ride Machete in 152 size. I'm 5'6" 155lb, size 9 boots, completely noob, taking lessons-two trips out (technically 1, cause I tried skiing the last go around). Ordered the Burton Freestyle boots and Ride Delta bindings already. Just waiting for a board. The guy wants $240 and I offered him $200. Is that a good deal? I'm buying for '10-'11 season so no hurry on my part.
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Perfect size for you, and over 50% off retail.

I'd buy it assuming its not torn to shit
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