Buying 2nd Hand Snow Gear

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Whether you are trying snowboarding for the very first time, or are just in need of a new snowboard, you may want to try your luck with some 2nd hand boards, often, people will use a snowboard for a very short period of time before losing interest or being sidetracked with other things. This works out for both of you, you get a snowboard in excellent condition and a low price, and the seller is able to clear some space in their home as well as recouping some money they have spent.

However, in order to ensure that you get a good quality snowboard, there are some things you should pay particular attention to, there is no point paying good money for a 2nd hand snowboard that will fall apart or pose a safety risk in a couple of weeks time after purchase. This is a false economy, so be wary when purchasing a 2nd hand snowboard, sometimes paying a little extra is well worth in the long run.

One of the most crucial aspects you should check  is the flex, in order to properly check the flex, place the board directly onto a level, even surface and see how buoyant and spring the board feels. If there is no bounce, then the board is not safe and should be given a wide berth.

Not many people are aware of this, but snowboards are built and designed differently for men and women, and this is not just an aesthetic issue, boards for men and women are specifically designed to factor in the differences in height and weight, as well as feet size between them.  Therefore, ensure that you buy the right board for you.

Whilst buying 2nd hand snowboarding gear online is a great way to save time, take this approach with a degree of caution.  Nothing can possible match the luxury of being able to physically hold the gear in your hands, and inspect it for yourself, whereas when items are sold online, sellers will be keen to make a sale, and so will be less willing to disclose any flaws/faults with the gear.

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September 22nd, 2010

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  • Damosik

    i WANT a fish or malolo.. used is fine?? anyone have one lying around??

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