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Old 02-10-10, 11:11 AM   #1
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Entry Level SnowBoard

Looking for a couple entry level snow boards for the kids and I. Like everything else, I'm sure you can spend a ton of money, but is there a basic good deal entry level board value. I'm not sure what to look for, but the kids are wanting to try and I thought why not. Thanks!
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Old 02-10-10, 11:15 AM   #2
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If you are interested in a used snowboard, I have one that I no longer use. I would request 30 dollars for the board + shipping. If you are interested, I can send you some pics.
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Check www.sierrasnowboard.com

They have a ton of sales right now 50-70% off. There are some very affordable packaged deals. It's not just the board that your kids are gonna need. At a minimum, they should have a board, bindings, and boots. Then on top of that, goggles so they can see. Everything else is optional.
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I would recommend to rent the snowboard first to let them try it out first...to see if there like it.... Have you guys ski before?
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My tip:
Ignore the hype. Good boots and bindings are far more important than the board.
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rent first - the rental folks will set you up with the proper size boots bindings & board. pay attention!
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I got my first board as a demo board and it was super cheap. I'd call around to local shops and see if there are any good deals floating around.
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rent first - the rental folks will set you up with the proper size boots bindings & board. pay attention!
While this may be true, it is could be wrong as well. Rental folks just rent and ask if you are right or goofy. First timers will not know. The first time I was on a board, the set up was completely wrong for me. I decided at that point not to go forward with the boarding. A friend asked me to go again. I did and rented a board that fit me correctly. I was happy with the sport. For the third time snowboarding, I flew to Calgary, bought a board, bindings and boots then went out the next day. I was not disappointed.
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