JWillySkeezWhen I buy "NEW" gear I always buy last years or even 2 years ago model
Yeah, I bought a new board last year and went with a 2 year old model in the spring so almost 3 years old.
My boss was saying it was dumb, but I got it 60% off and it's the same fucking board as it would have been this year. And any changes really wouldn't have mattered, nothing was different that needed to be.
Also only bought a new board because my old version of that had the edge cracked in two places and I was welding it back together in the park shack every week. My capita had the core snapped in both ends last summer and became pretty donezo as well. Hopefully I'll ride this for several years.
I've def had years where I've gone through 3 boards in a season, but if I don't break them, I try and keep em rollin.