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I am looking for a snowboard for my Dad. He is a skier, and always has been, but he wants to try his hand at boarding. He doesn't want to spend a whole lot of money, but I don't want him to get a cheap piece of junk. I've found an Oxygen snowboard and Rossignal bindings on Craigslist for $45. Does anyone know anything about Oxygen snowboards? What can you tell me about them?

Thanks in advance.

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post #2 of 6
Cheap pieces of junk. Made by the same dudes who do Lamar I believe. It's a price point board. At $45 though, if it's in good shape it would do the job. That's barely any money spent if he doesn't like it. If he does, then he can spend the money to upgrade to a better setup.
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I would rent first and see if it's for him first.

I've known too many people who've gone out and bought top-of-the line gear without having taken a lesson first. And the gear they bought was for upper level riding - not learning.

Rent quality gear and sign up for lessons....then buy.

Lamar boards are junk.

just my 2 cents.
post #4 of 6
I'm guessing that killclimbz has seen the board that you are talking about. I could not find it in any of the Idaho craigslist listings.

Oxygen as a brand was simply Atomic's snowboard division for a while.

While they did have pricepoint boards as killclimbz has pointed out, they also had some really high end stuff. I was under the impression that they were still doing race boards across the pond, but I cannot confirm that. I have not seen any new stuff from them in at least a year. The rest of their lines were converted to Atomic years ago now.
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I don't know about the connection between Lamar and Oxygen.

Atomic is a different story. They are quality boards.
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Oxygen is Atomic from some years ago here state side. As mentioned it is still Atomics carving boards overseas. Anything you find state side is going to be fairly old and cap construction.

Protons are race decks Ar was twin tip. I owned several. good boards but a little fragile due to the cap construction. Any oxygen board stands head and shoulders above late Lamar (Austrian versus Chinese build)

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