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  1. mobius

    mobius Turbo Monkey

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    What do i do if i have no clothing to go? is their such thing as snow gear rental or what?
     

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    geargrrl Turbo Monkey

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    surely you can borrow from friends? That's what everyone else does...
     
  3. mobius

    mobius Turbo Monkey

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    my only friend that snowboards and is near me doesnt have anything besides his own and isn't my size.
     
  4. SK6

    SK6 Turbo Monkey

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    Dude, A&N sells snow gear for cheap. Coat, bib overalls. It's a great way to try it without going broke.
     
  5. mobius

    mobius Turbo Monkey

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    A&N=where? and what is cheap to u? Cheap as in man who makes salary to support family or cheap as in im a college kid who works as a parking attendant.
     
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    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    value village for the win?
     
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    Changleen Paranoid Member

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    Actually most resorts I've been to will have a local board hire place which will rent you everything you need. Might want your own gloves and socks though. Rental socks = gross.
     
  8. amhso

    amhso Chimp

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    nike outlet...snowwear=real cheap.

    as for equipment..rent.
     
  9. -dustin

    -dustin boring

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    i just sold a whole bunch of snow gear **** on ebay. pants, gloves, thermals. they didn't get much money at all, despite being good quality stuff in excellent shape. so perhaps eBay?
     
  10. mobius

    mobius Turbo Monkey

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    yeah im gonna check ebay. what were u doing with snowboard gear in texas?
     
  11. -dustin

    -dustin boring

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    i was in a similar position to you. going snowboarding for the first time, didn't know about clothing rental...er, didn't trust clothing rental, so i went out and bought my own thinking i'd go boarding multiple times. i was surprised to find a fairly large selection of snow equipment here. must be for the rich folk that can afford traveling to ski often.
     
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    Dartman Old Bastard Mike

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    One important piece of clothing for a beginner snowboarder is a pair of those foam padded DH bike shorts (Crashpads).
     
  13. skinny mike

    skinny mike Turbo Monkey

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    bah. then you will just feel like you are snowboarding in a diaper.
     
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    see if you can borrow from your friends first.

    second an ok pair of bib's go for less than a $100 bucks and so does a cheap shell.
    head down to your academy (or the like) and pick up a few pairs for their double layer long johns $40 for 2 full pair.
    a couple of pair NICE smart wool socks $30
    and some gloves $35
    Oh and a beanie and some goggles.
    boots, bindings and board run about $130 a week depending on where you go.

    But for really really cheap see if you can borrow a shell, bib’s, boots, bindings and board.

    Lift tickets are to goocher though no way around that expense.

    if you go over to slopemonkey the might be able to help out.
     
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    Konabumm Konaboner

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    this looks like a post for SLOPEMONKEY
     
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    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    Konabumm Konaboner

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  18. douglas

    douglas Chocolate Milk Doug

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    dont you already have gloves & a winter jacket?

    my local big sports store has snow pants for $20

    then just layer up, my bet is unless its under 10 degrees you will be plenty warm cause you''ll be working hard trying to stay up & then constantly getting back up from falling!!
     
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    13 minutes slow.
     
  20. SK6

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    Cheap as in like 40 bucks cheap...
     
  21. mobius

    mobius Turbo Monkey

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    Thanks for the info guys. And i didn't post this on slopemonkey because im to lazy to register thats all, hell im to lazy to type in slopemonkey.com
     
  22. SK6

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    But you JUST did...:think:

    :p
     
  23. mobius

    mobius Turbo Monkey

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    no ridemonkey is my homepage....yes im that lame.