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Old January 18th 05, 10:25 AM
Oymit
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Hi guys,

This winter I came back from Austria and suddenly knew it, I
needed my own snowboard. After two years of lessons, of which
the last year was in the advanced group, I know that I'm gonna
ride next year and the year after...and so on

But now I need to buy me a board, and got the following
questions:
- When is the best time to buy one (because of the discounts,
new collections coming up?)
- I thought about a Nitro board, but that's just because I like
the style and image. I don't really freestyle or something, just
rip down those slopes

I have done some research and come up with the following models:
- Nitro Voltage Series
- Burton Air
- Salonom Link (Maybe Salomon Shade)

These are my specs:

- 2 years of snowboard experience
- freeride to versatile rider
- 190 lbs
- 6.2 feet

So I guess I'm in the 162 / 164 segment....

Can anybody give me some good advice??

Thanks,
Oymit

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Old January 18th 05, 12:04 PM
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The best deals are near the end of the winter riding season when shops
are getting rid of
inventory. There are good deals available on demo gear that is in
very good shape then too.
I'd recommend demoing boards you are interested in now, figuring out
what you like and
then buying it when a good deal comes up. Ebay is always worth looking
at too.

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Old January 22nd 05, 11:10 AM
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I wouldn't buy a Burton a a first board.
I know they are extreemly good, but you pay too much for the name aswell.

Go to a few shops and just listen to what they are good boards for a
starter, what their prices are etc...
And don't stay with one shop because they are the only one who sell brand X.
If a shopkeeper tells me that duckstance is history and that I should change
my stance and take lessons so I could learn to board decently, then it's
over for me. (Happened a month ago) Even he was about my only address were I
could possibly get on a Option Board, but found a way around it and my board
is now on it's way here.

Newbie or advanced they should treat you with some respect.
Personaly I'd say have a look at Ride boards and I think that GNU are fair
priced boards aswell.

"Oymit" schreef in bericht
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Hi guys,

This winter I came back from Austria and suddenly knew it, I
needed my own snowboard. After two years of lessons, of which
the last year was in the advanced group, I know that I'm gonna
ride next year and the year after...and so on

But now I need to buy me a board, and got the following
questions:
- When is the best time to buy one (because of the discounts,
new collections coming up?)
- I thought about a Nitro board, but that's just because I like
the style and image. I don't really freestyle or something, just
rip down those slopes

I have done some research and come up with the following models:
- Nitro Voltage Series
- Burton Air
- Salonom Link (Maybe Salomon Shade)

These are my specs:

- 2 years of snowboard experience
- freeride to versatile rider
- 190 lbs
- 6.2 feet

So I guess I'm in the 162 / 164 segment....

Can anybody give me some good advice??

Thanks,
Oymit

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