The Mountainology
November 13, 2020
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Snowboards For Sale

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Some people think snowboarding is simply a hobby, something people do to stay in shape or get together on the weekends. Those assumptions couldn't be further from the truth. Snowboarding is not just a hobby, it's a passion, it's a lifestyle, and it has an entire culture that people dedicate their lives to. That's why when you're shopping for a snowboard for sale it's important to figure out what type of snowboarder you are.

Snowboards come in all shapes and sizes and so do their owners, finding the right snowboard means you need to realize who you are as a rider. Are you a weekender who likes to spend all day in the park or are you a vacationer who spends a few days a year on the groomers. Figuring out your riding preference will help you when it's time to choose a board.

After you've figured out where you fall as a snowboarder you still need to start looking for the right snowboard for you. If you're a person who likes to stay on the groomers and only rides a few times a year, a mid flex and mid priced board might be perfect for you. Or if you're a person who rides a few times a week and you want to spend more time in the park, you might want to consider a smaller board with soft flex and reverse camber.

You might also find yourself in the weekender category with an appetite for bombing the hill as many times as you can in one day. In that case you would want to look for a cambered board with a stiff flex that is a litter on the longer side.

Once you've figure out just who you want to be as a snowboarder you still need to decide on a snowboard that fits your riding style. You also need to figure out what your budget is and where you're going to find snowboards for sale that fit in said budget but you can figure that out after you've picked your snowboard.

Snowboards come in an almost endless variety of shapes and they were all designed to do different things in different places. Once you've pinned down the type of rider you want to be you need to find a board that fits that style. Finding the right snowboard that was designed specifically to perform well in the type of environment you're planning on putting it in can mean the difference in huge gains versus small gains in progression.

Ideally you would want to head to your local mountain and demo a variety of snowboards until you found the one that you were most comfortable with but if you are unable to demo snowboards there are few factors that will help you through finding a snowboard for sale. If you are a park rider you should look for a shorter board with a soft flex that is tough enough to handle big landings and a constant pounding from rails and jibs. If you like to hit the park as well as explore the rest of mountain you need to find a board size that fits your weight class and has a mid to stiff flex. If you're into bigger mountain riding or you like to bomb the runs as fast as possible you need to shop for a hard charging board with stiff flex and good response. Something else you want to consider when shopping for a snowboard for sale is your shoe size. If you have large feet you might want to look into purchasing a wide snowboard that will accommodate your shoe size.

After you've determined what type of rider you want to become and what type of snowboard will fit your riding style you still need to know where to shop for the best deals on snowboards for sale. Snowboarding can get a little expensive at times and if you're on a small budget finding good deals on snowboards for sale can allow you to get the best bang for your buck.

First you want to check out your local snowboard shops. Finding a good shop on the local level can pay off for you 10 times over, there's nothing better than building a good relationship with a local retailer. Plus using a local shop will allow you to actually get your hands on the snowboards you want to buy. If you live in a place that doesn't have snowboard shops you can always use the good old internet to find an online store to work with. Places like DogFunk, The House, and Evo can give you great customer service and provide you more than enough options on snowboards for sale.

Craigslist is also another alternative. You can use Craigslist to find great deals on boards that have been lightly used and are heavily discounted. However, you have to be extremely careful with Craigslist purchases. Never send money before actually viewing the product in person and never go meet a seller on your own. Always grab a friend and go meet the seller to view the product before you purchase it. Going with a friend reduces your risk of getting robbed and actually viewing the product reduces your risk of getting ripped off.

Now that you know what type of rider you are, what type of board you need and where to find the right snowboard for sale, you need to understand what and when to buy. Buying a snowboard from previous year is always a good practice. Most of the time you can get last year's model for a significant discount and more often than not, the only thing different about the snowboard is the graphics.

For instance, I just purchased a brand new Lib Tech Skate Banana for $500 but if I wanted to, I could have purchased last year's model for around $300 brand new. The only difference between the two snowboards was the graphics, all the technology was exactly the same. So if you don't care about having last year's graphics, look for snowboards on sale from the previous year. Also, do not buy a new board just before or during the winter season. If you wait until late spring or anytime during the summer the demand for snowboards will be low and you can typically find better deals during that time. Now that you're armed with a few tips on how to properly shop for snowboards for sale, get out there and find the right snowboard for you!

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