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definitely price point/sports chain brands, but, yeah, if you didn't already know that, they'll be fine for your first board
 

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If the Dub boards have rims on them, then I say buy it.

If you've got money to burn, buy all good stuff now. If you're normal and on a budget, buy a lower end board like 5150, cheap (but not the cheapest) bindings and good boots. And by "good boots", I mean the ones that fit your feet very well because a learning curve will suffer more from bad fitting boots than a cheapo board.
 

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you want boots that fit right, but you don't want cheap boots, either. Some of those low end board brands also make boots, and they're really shitty. Get the cheap boards and maybe bindings (although those can be really crappy, too), but cheap boots are the worst.
 

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If you have the money, go for more respectable brands (Ride, K2, Lib-Tech, GNU, Capita, Rome, Burton... among others). If you want to just start snowboarding and plan on saving up for a really nice board though, just go for it. Most important thing is that you're out there shredding it up.
 

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I'd venture to say even a 3-5 year old Burton off Craigslist would probably be a better board than a new 5150/Lamar/LTD/etc.

As others said get good boots. That said Sierrasnowboard does still have some killer deals..a $99 Limited Edition Sierra Crew if your a 156...or $149 for any size Sierra Crew....
 

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True, but the question is would a new rider know how to spot a good used board off craigslist? I've seen some nice decks that have coreshots and edge damage selling as "minor cosmetic damage". Think of all the posts we see here "is this a good deal?" and the board looks like it was ridden on rocks
 

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I'd venture to say even a 3-5 year old Burton off Craigslist would probably be a better board than a new 5150/Lamar/LTD/etc.

As others said get good boots. That said Sierrasnowboard does still have some killer deals..a $99 Limited Edition Sierra Crew if your a 156...or $149 for any size Sierra Crew....
I am riding a 156 Sierra Crew. If that board fits you, buy it.
 

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idk, if he saw a dc among those other brands, it's probably their most entry level board...or really old...or a blem...something
 

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I learned on a sports chain/cheapo brand board, and I gotta say, I really appreciate it now when I move up. you know what? the board's still pretty functional. Cheapo boots were the first to go, packed out so fast that it became a different size. Cheapo bindings were second to go, strap broke. (However, stay away from LTD brand - EVERY single person I know who got the MX20 binding, ended up with a broken strap within one season). After riding this cheapo stuff though, you really learn to appreciate the good stuff and I wonder if it improves your skill development as well.
 
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