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Buying A Used Snowboard

If you are new to snowboarding and you are looking for a good quality snowboard but you don’t want to break the bank a used snowboard maybe just for you. Unfortunately there are many things that can go wrong in purchasing a pre-owned snowboard and therefore it is a very good notion to do your research and know what to look for so you don’t wind up making a bad investment.

Right off the bat you should make sure that the board is wide enough to fully cover your snow boots. The last thing you want is for your toes or heels to be dragging on the snow as you come down the slopes! The next choice you have to make it on the length of the snowboard. .

If you’re looking to perform tricks and stunts then a shorter snowboard is for you but if you just want speed then a longer board is for you. So read up on the different riding styles and see what suits you best at it would be great to know your preferred riding style prior to purchase.All-slopes boards are a sweet choice for beginnning snowboarders because they are multi-faceted and combine aspects of both long and short boards.

Next you want to look for any apparent damage especially on top of the snowboard. Steer clear of any secondhand boards that show some major dents or cracks but be aware that some delamination on the snowboard is normal. Stay away from any boards that have experienced some type of major impact and look for something that just has some cosmetic defects.

It is also a good idea to take off the bindings from the snowboard and inspect to see if there are any cracks or other imperfections underneath. Perform the same inspect with the stomp pads and the stickers. inspect out the threading holes for the bindings in the board and ensure that they are in good shape and not worn. You wuld be really upset if you bought a snowboard that you couldn’t attach snowboards to.

Another good thought is to inspect the metal edges around the board. Deep gouges along the edge are usually hard to fix so stay away from those and opt for something with only small wear and tear.

When you finally get to the bottom of your snowboard make sure to look out for any cracks or major cuts because these are a pain to repair. Normal wear for a pre-owned snowboard are your typical scratches and scrapes that comes from sliding down an icy slopes. These are just cosmetic and will not affect your snowboards operation as deep cuts and cracks will.

A used snowboard can really provide some tremendous value if you know what you are looking for, are patient and do your due diligence. Follow the tips in this article and you will be the proud owner of a name brand secondhand snowboard in no time.

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