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Deciding between 2 board/binding setups

Hey all,

I'm new here and the main reason I even joined was to get advice on my first snowboard. I decided to buy used from craigslist, since I'm really restricted for cash.

I'm a beginner-intermediate snowboarder, 5'10 175lb shoe size 10.5, and I spend most of my time on the groomed runs but do want to try my hand at park/powder/backcountry/pretty much everything.

My options are:

2011 Solomon Drift 154 w/ Burton cartel bindings - $100

2011 Lib tech TRS C2 Power Banana Tech Magnetraction 157 w/ Union force m/l - $140

Both have a fair amount of wear (2 seasons with intermediate/advanced riders) but its only the usual scrapes and bruises and superficial damage (about 6/10 condition).

I'm hoping to squeeze out a good 6-8 light seasons with my board and obviously both seem good for all mountain - so my main concern is durability and value.
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You wanna get 6-8 seasons on those boards? So you'll be riding 15 year old stick in 2026?
Get one with the graphics you like. Seriously.

p.s I think that Lib value in 2025 will be $5 more.
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Attached a couple of the pictures. I guess 6-8 is unrealistic so whichever one looks like it'll last longer.
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IMO, 154 CM at your body weight is way too small, especially if you want to ride backcountry, as you say.

Someone on here will probably disagree with me, though..
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IMO, 154 CM at your body weight is way too small, especially if you want to ride backcountry, as you say.

Someone on here will probably disagree with me, though..
I was actually a little worried that 157 would be too long, but yeah I am on the heavier side so it makes sense. Based off the limited pics I have would, you be able to tell which one looks like its in better condition?
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As overrated as the TRS is, you don't want the drift, especially at 154. Go the TRS and forces, it's worth the extra $75.
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Craigslist prices aren't etched in stone..........lowball...........don't know 'til you ask........
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I was actually a little worried that 157 would be too long, but yeah I am on the heavier side so it makes sense. Based off the limited pics I have would, you be able to tell which one looks like its in better condition?
I can't quite tell from the pics, but the black one, even if in better condition, is still too short IMO
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You wanna get 6-8 seasons on those boards? So you'll be riding 15 year old stick in 2026?
Get one with the graphics you like. Seriously.

p.s I think that Lib value in 2025 will be $5 more.
Im riding a 18 year old Nitro Naturals It have held up very well.
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Im riding a 18 year old Nitro Naturals It have held up very well.
I Have rossignol undertaler from 1995 or so. Still rockin. But that are exceptions. You don't wanna ride beginner board for years.
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