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    Posted: Jan/07/2013 at 1:25am
hey guys, I'm looking for a lightweight board (sort of like the burton vapor) but less expensive, as I don't have $800 to spend right now on a board. I'm looking more about in the <$400 range, older models are fine, the cheaper the better. Probably looking for around 160-163. Thanks!
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  Quote haiv143 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/07/2013 at 7:24am
I'm assuming you want a powder board? or is there other terrains you want to ride? Give us something like where you ride, how you ride (pow, grooms, park..etc), does it only have to be lightweight? which kind of technology you need/want? you know... the basic info we need to help.
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  Quote Oinker Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/07/2013 at 7:33am
Look for a Vapor that is a few years old. An inexpensive, ultra light weight snowboard like that Vapor is tough to come buy. All the tech that goes into a snowboard like that cost $$$.
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  Quote heinz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/07/2013 at 12:58pm
i'm pretty new to snowboarding (3-4 seasons) and yeah, I'm looking for a powder board I suppose, I dont really know the tech in the boards, but I tried the vapor this season and I just fell in love with it, so I wanted something similar to that. :)
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  Quote 2zz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/07/2013 at 1:27pm
How about an older and/or used Burton Custom X?
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  Quote GOBANANAS Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/07/2013 at 1:41pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
i just bought a used 08 burton vapor for $150 in good condition, i would look on ebay and craigslist
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^^i just bought a used 08 burton vapor for $150 in good condition a few scratches on the top but almost flawless on the bottom, i would look on ebay and craigslist
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  Quote heinz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/08/2013 at 12:17pm
Originally posted by GOBANANAS



^^i just bought a used 08 burton vapor for $150 in good condition a few scratches on the top but almost flawless on the bottom, i would look on ebay and craigslist


no way! i will do that right now. Also, congrats on winning that board from yesterday's contest GOBANANAS! :D
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  Quote sleeepili Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/09/2013 at 9:27am
"cheap" and "lightweight" are conflicting wants

you may be able to get a used DC MLF.  If you're trying to go lightweight and save money, you may want to look at just getting a shorter board. Since you want lightweight im assuming it's for more finesse in the park for rotations/jibs

also dont forget that bindings and boots make a huge difference in the overall weight of your system
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  Quote heinz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/09/2013 at 9:52pm
Originally posted by sleeepili

"cheap" and "lightweight" are conflicting wants
you may be able to get a used DC MLF.  If you're trying to go lightweight and save money, you may want to look at just getting a shorter board. Since you want lightweight im assuming it's for more finesse in the park for rotations/jibs
also dont forget that bindings and boots make a huge difference in the overall weight of your system


cheap and lightweight does not have to be conflicting. just a fine balance between the 2 would be okay :)

but yeah, i'm looking into lightweight bindings aswell
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