Buying a snowboard

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Morning folks!

 

I would appreciate any advise on where to go to buy a snowboard and boots - any good shops?

 

Cheers!

Rob

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Go Schuster. It's just off Marienplatz. If you don't get satisfaction there continue around onto Sendlingerstr and there's a big Sports Scheck (or whatever it's called) on the corner. Should be able to sort you out.

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I have checked out Schuster, my opinion was that they didn't have so much to offer, except for the more expensive types of equipment. The store on Sendlinger str. is called Sport Scheck indeed, but there's also a Sport Scheck on Ostbahnhof. That one mostly has more to offer for better prices.

I went to Sports Expert in Olympia Einkaufszentrum to look for a board. They have a huge collection on snowboard stuff, with nice reductions sometimes. It's a little further away from town, but worth trying!

 

For the rest of the day, I would say drink some gluhwein, walk around town, do some ice skating on Karlsplatz, etc...You can also check out Tollwood on Theresienwiese. I haven't been there yet, but some people like it, some people don't...

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Robin , there's a specialist snowboard shop on Rosenheimer strasse (get out at the U-Bahn) in the Motorama shopping hall , should be able to find what you want in there ,dont know enough about it so I dont know if it is cheap or expensive.

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sparty - is sport expert easy to find? i'd guess to head for the olypia zentrum U-Bahn stop..

You have to go to the end of the U3, and then take a bus to the shopping centre. I am not sure if you have to take the east or west bus stop, but just look outside, you'll see it when you're on the bus...it's big enough to see it...

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I guess I am too late, but just for the record:

 

Get the 41 or 36 bus, direction Moosach (or along these lines) then get off at the Olympia Einkaufszentrum.

 

Should you want to buy your shoes at a cool store, where people actually know wtf they are talking about you might want to try the Quicksilver store on Sendlinger Str (highly overpriced though, but got some nice reductions on Flow boots, if you like those) or you should check out Boarders. Will not try to explain where that is, you will have to use the internet "boarders +münchen +munich"

 

good luck

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I'm after a 'Nitro Naturals' snowboard, 159cm/161cm. Does anyone know any good stores that may stock it?

 

I've tried the obvious karstadt/sport-scheck/Schuster/bittl... but no joy :(

 

Would appreciate some pointers...

 

Cheers!

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a good snowboard shop is Titus on Rosenheimer str. They have loads of boards

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TITUS is a good place, I weas there today. The guy was all cool and said he would work with me and If I got boots, board, and binding there, he'd make me a deal on the package. Also for just the board and bindings if thats the way i went. Sport Scheck off Marienplaz has a few good reduced boards, but its best if you look between there and Titus Id say.

 

C.

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I need to buy a snowboard in the next couple of weeks (naturally, the mountains are beckoning) but I'm a bit clueless where to start.

I want to go cheap as I'm a newbie to it anyway and dirt poor, but what's cheap?

If there are any second hand stores in Munich you highly recommend to check out let me know, but is there anything in particular I should look for when I'm buying?

Also, if I get the boots & bindings seperately, what would you suggest I'm looking at price wise for a decent 2nd hand board on it's own?

 

Any ideas appreciated,

Cheers!

 

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Bittl Allach has a good sale on now. The boards will probably be gone in a few days...I assume.

 

They have complete new snowboard sets (which include board, bindings and boots) for 279€ and also for 329€.

 

If you want to go for used stuff there is a used sports store beside the cinema on Nymphenburgstr.

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I saw their ads, looked good but I didn't really have anything to compare that price to.

Would you think I'm looking at 100ish for a 2nd hand board then, and maybe the same again for boots & bindings?

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if you are new to the sport, you may want to consider renting a couple different types of boards before you buy.

 

some basic variations are: long vs short, soft vs hard, symetrical vs a-symetrical, hard boot vs soft boot, multiple variations on bindings etc. and each will have a different feel / ride. you will develop a preference with experience.

 

another bit of advice: knee pads! like the ones used by rollerbladers, which have a hard plastic piece over the kneecap.

 

and yes, I know that the above can be taken in another context, but this is TT. no one would be so childish...

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That'd be cool Yeti, if it's no trouble!

 

@Chicago, I know what you're saying, but money & time issues means I'm just going to buy the cheapest board I can find and give it a go for this season, then work out my preferences for next year. (another reason to keep it really cheap, in case whatever board I get really doesn't suit me. Not that I'll be able to tell as I'll be on my ass most of the time.)

Is it short boards that are better for newbies? Better control but less speed?

I figure if I can at least get the sizing right for now I can work out the rest later.

 

I know some people who are selling old boards privately too, but I'm wondering if I'm better off just getting a package like Yeti & Canuck mention.

 

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It's better to get a board that the size is right for you - too long, and it will be harder to turn, and therefore harder to learn. However, if the board is too short, it will be very easy to turn, but can often mean that you learn very bad technique, because you get used to snapping your ankle round when turning, which is a bad habit, and very difficult to 'unlearn' (I discovered this the hard way!)

 

U can always check ebay.

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one way to look at it is: long boards are for speed, powder, and big sweeping turns; short boards for tricks, groomed slopes, and bumps. but note: too short of a board can be dangerous.

 

i'm not an expert, but if you get a soft board that comes up to you shoulders, you should be fine.

 

also note: if you want to go budget / old school, use regular old snow boots (Sorels are highly recommended) with strap-in bindings. you may loose some on the toe-side turns, but you gain on being able to walk like a normal person and having warm comfy feets!

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