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Old 02-01-2014, 07:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Lightbulb I have 400$ for snowboarding equipment and I need help!

I fell in love with snowboarding. I want to get my own gear and I only have 400$ I need a board, bindings, gloves, and goggles. I want something that won't break/rip on me as far as bindings and gloves and for the board I would like one that doesn't scratch, or where the scratches aren't that noticeable.

I don't understand what kind of boards there are so I can't really tell you what I'm looking for in that.

Im 16 years old, 5'9", and about 130 lbs.

Any websites or stores I should look at/go to?

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Old 02-01-2014, 07:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hey, not to be a jerk or anything, but it'd be a lot easier to buy a setup on a smaller budget if you didn't really mind about cosmetics as much as you seem to. So keep that in mind. Also, I'm not the best at setting people up as I'm no veteran to this forum as you can tell, but sooner or later someone is going to ask anyways.

What's your height, weight, experience so far? What kind of riding are you looking into getting most involved in/do you want an all mountain designed board? Do you already have a preference for camber profile?

EDIT: Do you already have boots that work really, really well for you?
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Old 02-01-2014, 07:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Do you need it now, because tent sales at the end of the season or right before the start of next season is when you get sweet discounts on gear.
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Old 02-01-2014, 10:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
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try to get past what stuff looks like especially if you're on a budget. if you take a look at the mountain and mostly the park, the best riders don't care what they're wearing.....it's about snowboarding. i don't even like what my favorite snowboards look like but i bought them because they were meant for my kind of riding.

for outerwear, check places like Marshall's, TJ Maxx, Burlington Coat Factory. or online at whiskeymilitia.com or even ebay and craigslist.

I just seen Technine snowboards being sold at Ocean State Job Lot for $125 new

end of season sales are the best though if you can wait
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Old 02-01-2014, 10:49 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I've been shopping around a lot lately and could find you a package real quick even cheaper than that and with pretty decent quality stuff for a beginner. But you don't specify what type of board you're looking for or anything. Weight, boot size, where do you ride, experience level...etc? Colors/designs should be a low priority when you're on a tight budget.

Here is an example of a setup from one of the sites I've been shopping from lately:
Ride Snowboards Revolt Snowboard Bindings
K2 Lifelike Snowboard
Dragon Optical DX Snowsport Goggles
DaKine Charger Gloves - Insulated (For Men)
$327 shipped (possible free shipping if you download their app/checkout with it and save $17)

Could probably even add a set of boots, or some other stuff you might need and keep the price right at $400. Just need to know what you're looking for and shop around a few minutes.
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I fell in love with snowboarding. I want to get my own gear and I only have 400$ I need a board, bindings, gloves, and goggles. I want something that won't break/rip on me as far as bindings and gloves and for the board I would like one that doesn't scratch, or that you can't see the scratches as much. I want something with a nice design and all the gear from the same company if possible, or at least similar colors.
My first set-up was a package deal from Sports Authority. It was a cheap K2 off-brand board (Liquid) and some basic boots. It served me well for my first season, because face it...you suck. Entry level gear serves a purpose. You'll learn. At the end of my first season I bought a really high-end, stiff freeride board at a year-end clearance. Progressed my riding immensely. Then I bought some new boots.

Relax. You don't need poseur gear. For $400 you'll be able to get on the mountain. You won't get laid because of your steeze, but you'll be riding...while you're saving up money to upgrade.
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There is so much stuff on sale all over the place at ridiculous prices. Actually, on that site I was looking at you could get a Forum manual board, ride bindings, goggles, gloves, jacket, pants and new and pretty nice stuff for under $400. Everything you need to get started. Sizes are limited and colors might not be exactly what you want, but damn you could get started real cheap these days.

I think I paid almost $400 for my first used Board, binding, boot package from the local surf/skate shop back in 91'. My first board was awesome, it was one of those things from the 80s with a big ol square tail and pointy nose. I was so excited when I upgraded to my first brand new board ever, the 92' or 93' Burton Twin 58. That thing was a hell of a board and helped me progress a lot.
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I fell in love with snowboarding. I want to get my own gear and I only have 400$ I need a board, bindings, gloves, and goggles. I want something that won't break/rip on me as far as bindings and gloves and for the board I would like one that doesn't scratch, or where the scratches aren't that noticeable.

I don't understand what kind of boards there are so I can't really tell you what I'm looking for in that.

Im 16 years old, 5'9", and about 130 lbs.

Any websites or stores I should look at/go to?
boards for less is an incredible website for finding cheap gear i have full gear from helmet to boots and barley broke $100
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Old 02-11-2014, 01:27 AM   #9 (permalink)
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boards for less is an incredible website for finding cheap gear i have full gear from helmet to boots and barley broke $100
yup you know a site is legit when their sizing chart uses height to calculate recommended board size
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