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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-02-2010, 09:34 PM Thread Starter
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What to check for when buying used

K I found a used board (pick either one) - 25$

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Ride LX bindings - 40$ (Ride LX Snowboard bindings) <-- are these like old ass crap?


This would be just a bs setup that I'd lend to a buddy who wants to come along but has no gear.

Is there anything I should know before making this purchase. Is used stuff sketchy..? How do you properly inspect that stuff (don't wanna die on the mountain) - just want to make sure.

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i guess you buy what you pay for. $25 is cheap. if its gonna be used as a loner board then does it really matter? it would be used like 4 times
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Go with the option(black)
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those bindings wouldn't be a good deal if they were free

Looking at this thread reminded me that I have a newer pair of Ride LX's laying around here that I should sale. If you're interested, I just posted them up in the For Sale section.

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yeah.. board wise, i do the same thing.. lend out my old crap.. for one girl we bought her a used set-up... 25 bucks is cheap as fuck. as long as their are no core shots to the base and the edges are at least one solid piece with no breaks.. buy it. hell, i buy 25 dollar decks as art for my walls or to use to build benches and such.. that is super cheap.. most people selling used boards live in a dream world where they think their 2001 morrow is worth 100 still.

bindings... don't buy those for 40... you'd be better off going to a sport check or sport mart and buying some old 2008 or 9's that they are marking down.. i just bought my sister a set of sims from a sport mart... not great by any means, but solid straps and decent ratchets for 54 bucks. and thats unused. so to save 14 bucks, but you get used, base model rides from what looks like about 6 years ago? not a good deal in my mind.

whereabouts is your igloo in canada? i'm near hamilton and have a set of lx's from a year or two ago... xl... 50 would do it i'd say. (i'll go check linvilles's to see if that needs altering!)

sarcasm... yeah... like THAT will ever catch on...
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Yeah just make sure the base is fairly smooth. I have an old delaminated burton that isn't even worth $25.
I don't care too much about the top sheet. Also is it a decent board? Option looks ok. What size?
You likely dont want to give a beginner something too big.
I do have to note. you can get a brand new burton ltr for $90 on sierrasnowboard.com even comes with a 'free' lift ticket and lesson. although i'm not sure if its good for next year as well.
As far as bindings go, you can probably find them new for $40-50.
brociety.com will post some burton escapades for $80 every now and then. Has cushy straps so your friends wont complain about their feet hurting at the end of the day.
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