snowboard from target?

do you think a snowboard from Target would be usable at ski resort?

7 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    "Snowboards" sold at Target and Walmart are toys for back yard use only. They are not meant for the serious riding at resorts or backcountry. Many ski resorts won't allow the flimsy plastic snowboards on their trails because of the likelihood of you getting hurt.

    If you are serious about snowboarding, invest in equipment that will last. You can find a good selection of quality equipment at ski and snowboard shops. These places usually have knowledgeable staff that can help you select the right size board, boots, and bindings, as well as outerwear, gloves, goggles, etc. You will not find this at Walmart or Target, or even at places like Dick's or Sports Authority. Your best bet is a local, independently owned ski and snowboard shop.

    If you are not able to buy just yet, many shops rent their equipment. You can also rent by the season, which is cheaper than renting by the day. Most ski resorts also rent snowboards, but it will cost more than from a local shop. Many resorts host vendor events that allow people to test out new or high end equipment.

    Bottom line, there's no use for toy snowboards at a ski resort. You are likely to get injured, they toy is likely to break and need replacing anyway, and if you're serious enough to buy lift tickets, you should be serious enough to get some decent quality equipment.

  • 4 years ago

    There is nothing wrong with buying a 'toy' snowboard, especially if you are not familiar with snowboarding or have a child that is 'interested'. Its an inexpensive way to know if you'll like the sport long term before dropping a load of money into higher end gear.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Anything is usable,The real question is will it be quality and worth it... No and No.

    For good brands I'd look at.










    Avoid pretty much all the brands sold at those big retail stores "D&icks,sports check,sports authority,big 5 ect ect". Pretty much all the brands sold there "Lamar,LTD,Sims" are low end garbage decks that any boarder planning to go a lot shouldn't bother buying, They'll only end up holding you back.

  • 1 decade ago

    For years i spent so much money getting cheap boards and breaking them. its just not worth it, get a good brand like Burton, Forum or any of the ones the others listed. PAying a little extra for a good board goes a long way.

    Source(s): experience
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  • 1 decade ago

    you need to have metal edges on the board for most ski resorts and even more importantly to be able to ride it!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    depends if the board is plastic most resorts wont let you on cause your a liability

  • 1 decade ago

    lol huh??

    thats for little kids

    a 10 dollar board wont cut it

    try getting a



    lib tech




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