For anyone looking to save some money, buying a second hand snowboard can be a good deal. The trick, like buying anything secondhand, is to make sure that it has no damage that is not repairable. If you just want to find a good deal, search for cheap gear here.
Should I buy a second hand snowboard?
Pros. Snowboarding is not a cheap sport to do and with the cost of new equipment always on the rise buying second had can get you a full set up for as little as third or a quarter of the price of a similar setup new.
Is it worth buying your own snowboard?
Buying a snowboard, boots, bindings is a no-brainer, provided you have the means for the initial upfront investment and you anticipate using it more than the break-even point on rental (math works out to ballpark figure like: $800 for board+boots+bindings / $40/day rental ~20 days lifetime cost to own).
How much is a used snowboard worth?
Used can cost anywhere from $20 to $200. If you are buying a used snowboard I would suggest going to your local ski shops consignment sale or search craigslist and ebay.
Are old snowboards worth anything?
Some early wooden boards like a 1977 Burton prototype have sold for as much as $31,313.13 on eBay to collectors with deep pockets. But despite a handful of these high bidders, theres still no real way to determine how much an old used snowboard is actually worth.
Is a 10 year old snowboard still good?
Snowboards can be used or stored for up to 15 years before they begin to really deteriorate from age. As long as a board still has decent pop and flex, an old board purchased for $50-$100 and is a good option for riding in rocky spring or fall season conditions.
How long do snowboards last?
between 150 and 200 days
Is a longer snowboard better for beginners?
If you’re riding is mostly all mountain, powder or freeriding, consider a snowboard on the longer end of the size range or grabbing a volume shifted board. If you are above average weight consider a longer snowboard. If you are a beginner, aim for a shorter board in your size range.
How much should I spend on my first snowboard?
You could expect to pay about US$100-$300 for a decent used one (and it would probably include bindings), or you could pay about $400-$600 for a new one with bindings.
Is snowboarding an expensive sport?
Skiing and snowboarding are expensive. there’s no denying that, but they don’t have to be impossible for those on a budget. A few rules to live by—go to resorts during the week, use Airbnb, and buy equipment at the end of seasons.
How much does a decent snowboard cost?
You can get excellent boards for under $500, and you can get very good boards for $400. If you’re a total n00b, you can get a decent freestyle board for $300 or less.
Is it cheaper to ski or snowboard?
Is it cheaper to ski or snowboard? There is no difference between the price of skiing vs snowboarding. In both cases you need the same lift pass and the lessons cost the same. The only potential difference is the equipment hire and there is very little price difference there.
How often should you sharpen your snowboard?
As a general rule, you should look to get it sharpened once a year, unless you are an avid snowboarder (in which case you may want it sharpened more often). Normally new snowboards come pre-sharpened so that shouldn’t be a problem for new buyers – which is one less worry from your mind!