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New Snowboard

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by MJ5150, Dec 29, 2003.

  1. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    OK. I have spent the last three days going from one store to another with my wife and son trying to make a deal on a new snowboard for my son. Not to mention the countless hours on-line learning about what to get, and not to get. One thing I noticed was that they do not call a snowboard with everything you need a "complete" like they do with skateboards. Oh well. Here is what we ended up with.......

    GNU Carbon High Beam....157cm wide
    Burton Custom Bindings
    Vans Fargo Boa boots

    The whole package set me back $660. I think I may have been able to score it a few bucks cheaper by buying it piece by piece, but we bought it from the same shop we buy all of our skateboard gear. They also offer unlimited wax and tune-ups while we own the board. Anyone think I got ripped off? Anyone own any of this gear? Opinions?

  2. I started snowboarding last year. The Vans Fargos are really sweet boots. I bought them last year after trying out a whole bunch, they offer lots of support. Unfortunately, I don't know enough about gear to comment on the rest.