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I'm kinda new to the world of snowboarding and wanting to buy my first board. Thinking about buying a Sims Tina Basich 143cm snowboard with K2 bindings off Craig's List for $150. I like it because of the price, nice design, and its close to my ideal all mountain size. Is this a good deal? Should I even buy a Sims? I haven't heard of them much and haven't seen many reviews so I'm kinda weary. I do want a board with some good quality as a beginner/intermediate all mountain board. This may also help..
I'm 130 lbs, 5'5", I wear size 8 women's boots. I like to ride all mountain and since I live in Texas I go to closer locations like Monarch, CO and Red River, NM (usually packed powder/ice). I'm 27 and really wanna ride for a long time, looking forward to riding park someday! As for my budget goes, I'm looking for something second hand so maybe around $200 for a deck at most.
I really appreciate your advice.
 

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I could be wrong, but IIRC, Sims is basically a store brand, like Dicks or Sports Authority or something like that.
 

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I have a SIMS board I have been riding for about 6 seasons now and it's been great. It's pretty stiff, but for freestyle/mountain riding it's just fine.

I did however just pick up a GNU Pickle and it's a world of difference.

I suppose what I'm saying is that for the price it's a great board. Definitely worth it!
 

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Sims used to be top of the line in the 90s (Salasnek!). In the course of time they have become a store brand but are now starting to make good boards again.

As for your board, it's hard to tell without seeing pictures. Maybe post the craigslist link here. Generally I would not advise buying an old board but as a beginner it can be fine. Right now there's end of season sales at all the big stores where you can get a new and modern board for very little money. Check this: Women's Snowboards | evo outlet

All of these boards will be better than an old Sims if it's inside your budget.

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The Rossignol Myth that's in the link that Basti provided seems like a great deal on an entry level board. It's pretty well rated by the people that have bought it and for $99.00 it will be hard to find a brand name deck at a better price - plus free shipping.

Here's a YouTube review of the 2012 Myth:

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Good luck!!
 

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All of this info is a great help~thank you!!! The The Rossignol Myth really did catch my eye, what a great deal for such a good deck! Thinking I'm def gonna invest in it. :yahoo:

Here anyway is the CL link for the Sims Tina Basich:
Sims Tina Basich 143cm Snowboard with K2 Bindings

(not sure how old this may be, guessing at least a couple years)
 

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The Rossignol Myth that's in the link that Basti provided seems like a great deal on an entry level board. It's pretty well rated by the people that have bought it and for $99.00 it will be hard to find a brand name deck at a better price - plus free shipping.

Here's a YouTube review of the 2012 Myth:

YouTube

Good luck!!
Wow!! The youtube vid pretty much explained EVERYTHING that I've been looking for!!!! I can not wait to try it out!! Love the progression that the board offers while still forgiving and especially that it can be a prospective park board! Many thanks!
 

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All of this info is a great help~thank you!!! The The Rossignol Myth really did catch my eye, what a great deal for such a good deck! Thinking I'm def gonna invest in it. :yahoo:

Here anyway is the CL link for the Sims Tina Basich:
Sims Tina Basich 143cm Snowboard with K2 Bindings

(not sure how old this may be, guessing at least a couple years)
That board is much older than a couple of years. I'm guessing at least eight, probably more. Don't know when Tina had her pro model. Bindings are super old as well. It's a clear no-buy ;)

Go with the Rossignol and you'll do just fine.
 

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Here anyway is the CL link for the Sims Tina Basich:
Sims Tina Basich 143cm Snowboard with K2 Bindings

(not sure how old this may be, guessing at least a couple years)
That board is from 1997. Definitely a no buy at any price.

1997 Preview Of Women’s Snowboard Equipment | || TransWorld SNOWboarding

Other sigs include Tina Basich’s pro-model the “Seahorse” by Sims ($469), ruler of the “She” li of snowboards with it’s freestyle flex , narrow width, and seahorse board graphics painted by Tina, and Wendy Powell’s​
 

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That board is from 1997. Definitely a no buy at any price.

1997 Preview Of Women’s Snowboard Equipment | || TransWorld SNOWboarding

Other sigs include Tina Basich’s pro-model the “Seahorse” by Sims ($469), ruler of the “She” li of snowboards with it’s freestyle flex , narrow width, and seahorse board graphics painted by Tina, and Wendy Powell’s​
Whaaaat!! Haha! Much older than I had imagined!!! No wonder I couldn't really find any reviews on this deck!
 

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That board is much older than a couple of years. I'm guessing at least eight, probably more. Don't know when Tina had her pro model. Bindings are super old as well. It's a clear no-buy ;)

Go with the Rossignol and you'll do just fine.
Def will do at this point~no doubt! Vielen dank!
 

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That board is from 1997. Definitely a no buy at any price.

1997 Preview Of Women’s Snowboard Equipment | || TransWorld SNOWboarding

Other sigs include Tina Basich’s pro-model the “Seahorse” by Sims ($469), ruler of the “She” li of snowboards with it’s freestyle flex , narrow width, and seahorse board graphics painted by Tina, and Wendy Powell’s​
Lol, I was going to say that deck is at least 15 years old when I read the initial post. Good to know my memory banks are still solid! You definitely want to avoid that. The worst board from the last 3-5 years will be better than the best board from that time frame.
 

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Lol, 99% board 1% rider....
I don't disagree with this statement, but you can definitely tell the difference in performance. From time to time I'll take out one of my older boards like my Ride Mountain or K2 Fat Bob when you compare those to my Legacy or even my Flag from 2005 it's like night and day in terms of stability and edge hold.
 

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I don't disagree with this statement, but you can definitely tell the difference in performance. From time to time I'll take out one of my older boards like my Ride Mountain or K2 Fat Bob when you compare those to my Legacy or even my Flag from 2005 it's like night and day in terms of stability and edge hold.
Night & day? Really? Olofsson dropped 3000+ in 35 seconds, on a board made 17 years ago, are you sure it's performance your talking about here or ability?
 
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