Argument for Buying Used Snowboards

Originally posted to Reddit /r/snowboarding, November 2013.  I’ve since upgraded some gear. There are quite a few posts on this sub where people asking for equipment advice.  This is a great resource to have.  But often many rag on the craigslist setups that are cheap and/or older.  I would like to make an argument for them. I’m a 40 year old boarder.  I’ve skateboarded, surfed, and wakeboarded my whole life.  I had never snowboarded (until recently), although I’ve wanting to since I was probably 13 though.  What kept me from it?  1) distance and 2) cost.  Living in Florida with a full family makes a get away to snow quite a pricey endeavor. I finally bit the bullet a few seasons ago and hit Sugar Mountain (North Carolina) with the family.  We rented their boards, took their lessons, bruised our asses, broke my wrist, and overall just had a blast.  …keep reading …