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So.. how do demos work?

So I went to Sugar Bowl yesterday and saw tents for union, libtech, burton, K2 etc etc. How does this demo thing work? Do I have to pay to try out gear or put down a deposit? Do I have to register for anything?

I'm curious, as I want a reverse camber board, but I want to try one out before I commit.. I think demoing would help a lot, but I'm not sure how the process works.. Thanks.
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Usually just drop off your credit card or drivers license and they hand you a board.

Reverse camber is the shit though. Super awesome for a pow board. Bites hard and stays "afloat" with minimal effort.
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damn, that easy huh?

I'm guessing I could just drop off my board there for the day? I'm gonna keep a look out next week..
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Yep, easy peasy. Really depends on where you are too. At my local hill, the dudes who run the demo days work at the local board shop. So I don't even need to drop anything off. Just grab and go.

All you gotta do is ask. But I can't see it being any more difficult than dropping your CC or license.
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hahaha thats really funny cause i was there yesterday trying out all the different boards, basically you give them your credit card info, and you can try out different bindings and boards, it was 10$ for all day plus lift ticket.
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hahaha thats really funny cause i was there yesterday .
Nice haha, I got a bit sun burnt.. was a sweet day.

Well damn, I'm going up to Kwood next weekend and I think they charge $50 for all day demos. Dammit.
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They charge for Demos? Or for Rentals of high end equipment?

Demos i consider when all the companies come in and show off their stuff, just give a credit card and ID as stated and go at it..

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go to the table, drop a credit card on their ass, pick a board, let the monkey put your bindings on backwards, and then ride off

or if you live in vancouver, you ride your own board because demos dont exist

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They charge for Demos? Or for Rentals of high end equipment?

Demos i consider when all the companies come in and show off their stuff, just give a credit card and ID as stated and go at it..

Yeah, I just called kirkwood's "Demo Center" and they said it costs 50 bucks. I think that might be different from the tents sitting outside. I'll stop by the tents next week and see what's up.
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Yea we have the Demo centers here too..its just another way of saying "Not the normal shit 2x4's we rent to people".

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