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    Posted: Jan/20/2012 at 10:15am
Next year i am planning on buying a whole new setup. This includes jacket pants, helmets, goggles. Along with the snowboard, bindings and boots.

I'm wondering when the cheapest time to buy will be and how much will it cost (approximently)??

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  Quote rook Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/20/2012 at 10:27am
Cheapest time to buy is in June/july off your local craigslist. If you want to buy online/or in a shop, usually right at the end of the season (April/May) is the best time for price/selection.  

As far as cost goes: you could spend $200 for everything (old used stuff) or $5000 for everything (new top of the line everything).  
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  Quote Nire333 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/20/2012 at 10:31am
Thank you, would you suggest buying off of craigslist or from a shop. It will be my second year boarding. Im 15 and will have to buy my own gear.
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  Quote rook Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/20/2012 at 10:40am
your call, if you know what you want you can find great deals on Craigslist (or this forum in the classifieds section) in the off season.  If you are not sure what you are looking for it works to ask around here and then buy used or ask at a shop and get stuff there.  

Best bet is to scour the internet and get yourself educated (you have a few months) on all types of gear and brands/models and what good prices are for everything. 
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  Quote Nire333 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/20/2012 at 10:42am
Ok. Thank you. That was a big help. I will start looking now and saving up!
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  Quote rook Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/20/2012 at 10:46am
Read this first:

http://www.trusnow.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=40125

It's not all inclusive, but it gives you a start on terminology etc. 
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  Quote belleayre Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/21/2012 at 1:11pm
You might want to rent boots if you can find decent ones at a shop. The boots you buy this year may not fit you next year.
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  Quote ALEMU94 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/21/2012 at 1:30pm
First of all, will this be your first set-up? If so I would suggest something cheap, so you dont get disappointed if you run into someone/something and chip the board.
If you are planning to "upgrade" from what you currently have then, fall would be best time to buy snowboard gear. (very few people purchase gear towards the end of the season, so the selection in fall will be similar to the selection in spring (but cheaper since the gear has become "last season"))
Usually local shops begin to recieve the new season's gear around oct-nov, so you have a choice between saving a lot and buying last years gear, or just being one of the first in your area to purchase a new board.
BTW, I bought my second (current) set-up in the fall, and I got a crazy deal on most of my gear since the majority of it was last season.
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  Quote Stanky13 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/21/2012 at 1:39pm
i was in your shoes last year when i first started. i ended up looking for discounted everything because i am cheap like that.

i wanted new stuff because i didnt know what to look for in all the different snowboard parts. i kinda knew what i wanted in a board but had no idea for boots and bindings let alone clothing!

i bought my stuff piece by piece at the end of last season but mostly throughout the summer. a few sales at the start of this season drew me in but mostly throughout the summer. 

what i did, was read up as much as i can on a small group of what i wanted. for example, i selected about 5 boots that interested me and i stayed up to date on their prices and features. anytime boots went on sale i looked for those boots and compared the prices that i knew. if the prices werent good id look at the stuff that was on sale and compare them to the prices and feature of the boots that i had in my mind. i did this for a long time and eventually the boots i wanted went on sale and i swooped em up for 50 bucks brand new. 

so i guess what i am saying is, keep hunting and the sales will come. i always bought previous season stuff when i can because it is always cheaper than the newest thing out there. but that is just me. i dont care about the latest style in pants, as long as they keep me warm and dry
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  Quote Nire333 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/21/2012 at 3:18pm
@ALEMU94     It will be my first setup. This year I borrowed a board from a friend. I am learning how to ride and next year i want to get into the park. I was looking at a package deal at zumiez. It consists of an Alibi board (one of their cheap house brand boards), Burton Freestyle Bindings and Thirtytwo Boots. It is 249.99. Any thoughts about that? Worth it or no?

@Stanky13     Thanks for the advice. I have been researching snowboards, bindings and boots and know mostly what i want. I will have to look for sales around me. Just wondering, did you buy your gear online or in the store??
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  Quote ALEMU94 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/21/2012 at 3:59pm
Originally posted by Nire333

@ALEMU94     It will be my first setup. This year I borrowed a board from a friend. I am learning how to ride and next year i want to get into the park. I was looking at a package deal at zumiez. It consists of an Alibi board (one of their cheap house brand boards), Burton Freestyle Bindings and Thirtytwo Boots. It is 249.99. Any thoughts about that? Worth it or no?

Well then, I think that package for $250 would be a killer deal. Just make sure you try on the boots before you purchase them, since every boot fits slightly different.
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  Quote Nire333 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/21/2012 at 4:03pm
Alright thank you a lot. I don't want to be spending a lot becuase my parents are making me buy all my stuff.    
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Tips for good snowboard-
1-The first thing you will want to decide is which foot you prefer in front - left foot or right foot.
2-Stance width is the distance between the center of your front and back binding. It is almost entirely a function of your height.
3-Stance angles refer to the angle the bindings are mounted at relative to the snowboard, and are always expressed as degrees, either positive or negative.
4-Stance offset is the distance between the center of the bindings and the center of the board. The effective center is determined by measuring from the widest point of the board's nose to the widest point of the board's tail.
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