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Old 01-18-2013, 10:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm coming to America from Australia in April and I'm looking to buy jackets, pants and a pair of boots there. We will be driving from LA-Vegas-Mt Rushmore-San Francisco. What are some good/big discount shops along the way, but preferably in/near LA. I'm a beginner and last season's discounted stuff would be the best.

We will mainly be shopping at premium outlets because my family loves them. Does Columbia, the North Face, Volcom or DC at the premium outlets have many or any snowboarding stuff?

One more thing. I'm 15, will my feet still grow? should i just keep renting till next year?
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In Vegas there's the basic chains (Sport CHalet, REI), but two local shops I highly recommend are "McGhies" and "Snow and Sun" (that's one shop) both are great local shops that know their shit and around APril will probably be doing season closeout stuff.
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And as far as the boot thing goes, no one can answer that. Some people's foots grow, some don't. If you've had your growth spurt, I'd say you probably won't grow much. I didn't hit mine until around 15, I went from a size 9 shoe to a size 12/13 (US not Euro sizing). THe premium outlets in Vegas do NOT have snow stuff from what I've seen (I'm from Vegas).
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Definitely depends on the person. For example - I wore a size 13 at age 13 and stopped growing around 15.

You'll never know for sure but you might get some of an idea from the way the rest of your family is. Again, with that said, I'm the tallest person out of any of my known relatives.

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In Vegas there's the basic chains (Sport CHalet, REI), but two local shops I highly recommend are "McGhies" and "Snow and Sun" (that's one shop) both are great local shops that know their shit and around APril will probably be doing season closeout stuff.
I couldn't find anything on 'snow and sun' but i did for 'powder and sun' is that what you are talking about?

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I couldn't find anything on 'snow and sun' but i did for 'powder and sun' is that what you are talking about?

Thanks for the responses
Yeah my bad. Good shop.
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Sports Basement

They are in San Francisco. Never been but always wanted to go. Got lots of friends love to shop there. They have lots of discounted sports stuff, not just snowboarding. Huge, huge cycling section.
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Can anyone recommend a good shop in LA to San Diego area for bindings?
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If I only had time to go to one would you recommend that I go to a snowboard shop (powder and sun) or a big sport shop (sports basement, REI)?
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If I only had time to go to one would you recommend that I go to a snowboard shop (powder and sun) or a big sport shop (sports basement, REI)?
A large shop will likely have a better selection of sale goods, but probably only from a big manufacturer. I went to Sport Chalet locally yesterday and they had some 2011/12 K2 boots for like 40-50 bucks on sale that retailed close to 200. Some bindings and boards on sick sales too but in weird sizes. Small shops will have a better selection I've found and better staff.
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