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TDNGUYEN wrote:
Jan 11th, 2016 10:53 am
New to boarding.. would like to pickup gear instead of renting.. (rented four times before)

Where would be the best place for beginner gears? Thanks guys..
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Anyone see the advance online lift ticket at blue? Day pass for $49+ tax
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TDNGUYEN wrote:
Jan 11th, 2016 10:53 am
New to boarding.. would like to pickup gear instead of renting.. (rented four times before)

Where would be the best place for beginner gears? Thanks guys..
I bought all my gear from pacificboarder during sales. They are in vancouver but its free delivery over $100 I believe. Look at sanctionsnow too they had some good sales last year that I missed.
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TDNGUYEN wrote:
Jan 11th, 2016 10:53 am
New to boarding.. would like to pickup gear instead of renting.. (rented four times before)

Where would be the best place for beginner gears? Thanks guys..

I am selling my Burton board with Burton Custom EST bindings. Used it as a beginner board. It is 157 though, message me if interested.
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TDNGUYEN wrote:
Jan 11th, 2016 10:53 am
New to boarding.. would like to pickup gear instead of renting.. (rented four times before)

Where would be the best place for beginner gears? Thanks guys..
Sportchek is where I got the basic apparel - no need to bother with brand name stuff, but make sure the jacket/pants are pretty waterproof. You can pick up better quality stuff for cheap (same price range as Sportchek) at the Ski & Snowboard show in October.

Cheap board - Kijiji/Craigslist is definitely the place to go. Even the most basic board on Kijiji is cheaper than you renting 3-4 times.

You may want a helmet if you're falling a lot, but I borrowed from friends because it isn't worth the initial investment.

Edit: a friend suggested Level nine sports - did a quick google looks like it ships from the states for minimal shipping fee. My friend said he bought an entire set of gear there for less than $300.
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Blue Mountain wasted their time installed those RFID scanners. i went with a buddy with a 5x7 and never bothered to scan in lol. Everyone knows the chairlift lines are 15-20 minute wait times on the weekends

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zetx wrote:
Feb 23rd, 2016 10:02 pm
travelling to whistler soon do you guys recommend

A) buy snowboard+boot travel bag

or

B) http://www.sportscaserentals.com/Home.html rent a snowboard hard-case for a week for $49
i rented skis both times i went to Whistler

my friend packed his snowboard boots, bindings on his carry-on and rented a snowboard at the village
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zetx wrote:
Feb 23rd, 2016 10:02 pm
travelling to whistler soon do you guys recommend

A) buy snowboard+boot travel bag

or

B) http://www.sportscaserentals.com/Home.html rent a snowboard hard-case for a week for $49
Depends on how many days you're planning to go boarding. If it's like more than 3, bring your own gears. Else, just rent and enjoy traveling light
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Looking to buy skiiing gear (Skiis, boots, bindings, poles)
Is US still better (and cheaper) then Canada? I was looking at TruSnow
Can anyone recommend some brands.
I'm a decent skier, always rented in the past. I dont plan on doing tricks
THX!!
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