Buyers Guide — Top 5 equipment money saving tips for snowboarders

James Streater
8 min readOct 3, 2019

by James Streater @maverixsnow

We love to spend money on snowboarding because it’s our passion project, but it all honesty there are things that you really don’t need to spend too much on. You can buy stuff cheaper second hand or just go for non-branded items and you’ll save a ton of cash and it won’t make a lot of difference to your skill level or enjoyment.

So let’s have a look at where you can save some cash…

1 — Bindings

Binding technology really hasn’t evolved that much in the last 20 years. Companies may try to differentiate their tech from others on the market, but really everything is pretty much the same.

Of course you don’t want to be going for something from the late nighties. There’s plenty of that crap on ebay, yet a binding from the last few years is going to be just as good and a half/quarter of the retail price. When searching online you should…

  • Look for solid, dependable brands that consistently deliver
  • Check old catalogues online for recent models to pinpoint your hit list
  • Check ebay completed listings to see what price they typically fetch
  • Add a notification on ebay for new listing with your targets
  • Setup an Auction Sniper account and set your max bid
  • Wait to win the auction

If you struggle to find what you need I recommend The Snowboard Shop or the Sick and the Wrong in the UK. They’ll discuss in detail your needs and find something just right for you. They also offer Maverix customers a 10% discount.

2 — Thermals

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James Streater

Head coach and owner of Maverix Snow Ltd. He holds the worlds highest snowsport qualification ISTD.