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Help with new board

Hi fellas,

I’m a beginner/intermediate rider about to do his first full season (I’ll be working at the resort) so I’ll be bringing my own gear for the first time. Sadly I’m not able to do a big investment and I’ve already “splurged” with a pair of new Nitro Thunders. So, and keeping in mind I still need to buy the bindings, I’m currently more or less between these two (don’t laugh):

Aria Snowboard

Launch Hitmaker

So does anyone know if these brands are at least legit? I couldn’t find much info on either. I would love something that is decent enough to allow me to progress during a whole season, but I will more than likely have to sell my gear after that, meaning I can’t afford to invest in a more serious board.

Much appreciated.


Never heard of either. Wouldn’t touch it, personally. You get what you pay for and there are some quality boards from reputable brands that won’t break the bank. Let me know if you need any suggestions.