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Hey all. I am currently downsizing my junk and having to clear out some stuff I don't really use. I have this Palmer Platinum LE 158 snowboard for sale. It is in great condition with only cosmetic scratches, no core shots. Retail on this board was $1900, if you could find it available. Hand made, very high quality snowboard. One of the best if you like speed and great handling.<br> This board is currently not being brought to the US, and finding one for sale is pretty tough. Also, a quick note on the size: although it is a 158, it rides like a much longer board but can turn like a much shorter board. It is amazing. Many pics available on request.<br>I also have a brand new (mounted for 1/2 day of riding) Burton P1.1 bindings that can be sold.<p>Any interest? Off season is the best time to buy your gear. IM or email me at carreragt7 [at] gmail [dot] com. Thanks!
 

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Re: Palmer Platinum LE Snowboard: If you know this board you know it is AMAZING. (carreragt7)

Sick board. How much are you asking for it?
 

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Re: Palmer Platinum LE Snowboard: If you know this board you know it is AMAZING. (Tiny)

I rode the board for about 5 half days, but the P1.1s only half a day, other bindings before. It is by far the nicest board I have ever ridden. Super fast and super responsive. I just never had time to ride during the season and have other things I need to pay for. I figured someone out there will enjoy it more, I had a few pro boarder cross guys contact me, we'll see who wants it for sure. It is too nice of board to just sit on my board stand. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> I'm looking to sell it for the price of a Vapor, so 1/2 retail price. Any takers?<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by carreragt7 at 11:44 AM 5-18-2009</i>
 

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Re: Palmer Platinum LE Snowboard: If you know this board you know it is AMAZING. (carreragt7)

Please don't buy a vapor. I demo'd a bunch of Burton boards, and I like the Vapor the least. You can find brand new Vapors from last season for $500 now.
 

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Re: Palmer Platinum LE Snowboard: If you know this board you know it is AMAZING. (Tiny)

Oh, I'm not buying one, just selling the Palmer for the price of one. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> My daily driver per se is a Burtom Idiom Select. It does what I need it to and I got it for cheap.
 

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Sorry bud, if I had to sell for that price I might as well keep it. If you can get one for $949 new I'm dead serious when I say jump on that ASAP as that is a screaming deal. I know I've seen a couple stores that had a few oddball sizes sell for that low, but they even sold out super fast. This board is super hard to find for sale, new or used. Mind telling me which store has them new for $949? If it was Sierra Snowboard they had like 2 for sale at that price because they were oddball sizes, the lowest I've seen them sale for regular sizes was $1450. I have a friend who really wants one in a different size than I have (he is on the larger side, lol). Thanks.
 

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yeah no probs mate. No but sierrasnowboard a while back had a few on 70% markdown so that's about 600 or maybe just under or something I suppose. Sierra regularly has them on 50% markdown since they don't seem to sell at full or 20%. Backcountry and evo have both had them below 900. I actually though 158 is more of an oddball size for the platinum unless you are a small girl of course. Most of the people buying this board will get it in 166. That is if they are using it for what they're designed to do. BX racing. Anyone who thinks that this is an all mountain board is kidding themselves. It isn't.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>tennisfreak81</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> I actually though 158 is more of an oddball size for the platinum unless you are a small girl of course. Most of the people buying this board will get it in 166. That is if they are using it for what they're designed to do. BX racing. Anyone who thinks that this is an all mountain board is kidding themselves. It isn't.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I'm not sure what you are getting at with your small girl comments, since I am 6'1", 180 lbs, and definitely not a girl. 158 is a good midsize board for most people. While this board excels at boardercross, it is not solely nor is it marketed for only boardercross. This board is great for anything all mountain, but you would have to be either super rich or super crazy to go into the park and do some jibs on such a pricey board. With its awesome speed and handling abilities it is ideal for boardercross, and I did have 3-4 guys who were going to Nationals this year (a month or two ago, whenever it was) who were interested in getting this but never followed through with a sale.<br>I'd keep it, but I was in a car accident a few years back that really put a crink in my need for speed lifestyle and I hardly had time to hit the slopes this last season.<br>Lowest I'd probably go is 900ish plus shipping. You know enough about this board to take the time to sign up for a completely non-related forum, so you probably also know how hard it is to find. Let me know if you have any more questions. Thanks. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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In that case you bought the wrong sized board unfortunately. It doesn't matter what it is marketed as. This is a boardercross board. A little research would reveal this surely. When you spend 1900 on a board it's nice to know what you're getting.<p>In saying that, some people prefer to get something like an F2 Eliminator for all mountain use, but unless you're on cateks and brand spank drivers you won't be able to decamber your board. This platinum is in that category. I own one mate and if I can pick up one for a girl in my squad second hand and at a reasonable price I will. Yours is not reasonable by any length.<p>If you have a reasonable price to put to me, let me know. 900 is not that.
 

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I've been boarding since I was 6, and I know when a board works with me and when it doesn't. The Platinum is a unique board in that you can't go by cookie cutter weight and height measurements to decide what you want because it rides like a longer board and handles like a trick board. Now if I was a boarder cross rider the sizing might not be ideal for my size and weight, but for someone who wanted a fast board this has been fun. Utah has some of the nicest snow in the US and I enjoyed boarding it all of the time before my accident.<br>I've got a guy right now that looks to be very interested in it from Austria. I'm not lowering my price any more on a board that has literally been used for 5 HALF days and is in basically new condition. I'm confused as to how my price isn't reasonable when there are ZERO places with them in stock right now for prices less than $1700. Factor in supply and demand, the original cost of the board, and the fact it is in nearly new condition and I think my price is very reasonable. If not, feel free to spend double on a new one.<br>I know what I purchased when I got the Platinum, I have a friend who is a photographer who is friends with Palmer himself who recommended the board to me. I do a lot of research when I make any major purchase, and I know what I got: a super nice board that is used in boarder cross but that works great on all mountain as well.<p>You can feel free to make a more reasonable offer yourself, but it looks like this board will be sold to this guy in Austria, who isn't lowballing me on one of the better boards out there.
 

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I'm gonna have to go ahead and say owned haha.<p><br>Dayum. I wish I'd popped into this section of the forum way earlier. Although I think a 158 is a little short for me as I'm 6-5ish. Right now I'm riding a K2, but have no idea what sort it is haha. It was relatively cheap (600) and fits my needs. And I've never seen another like it.<p>Where do you usually ride? I was thinking about hitting up Park City. This past season I bought a season pass to Vail, Breckenridge, Beaver Creek and a couple other places. First time ever in powder and it was orgasmic <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Well, I bought this board (and a Burton Idiom Select 159) with the intention of getting back into boarding but I didn't have enough time and my back was giving me an argument after each time I did go. I was in a pretty bad rollover accident in 04 that crushed a couple of my vertebrate and was told by my doctor I shouldn't do anything extreme since if I wrecked at a specific angle I would die: that scared me into not boarding or doing anything too crazy for a couple years but I think my back is in a lot better condition now.<br>158 is on the shorter side for 6'5", but like I was saying in a previous post this board rides like a much longer board with hardly any chatter at high speeds and can still turn on a dime. By far the funnest board I've ridden. I let my buddy use it on a run and his regular ride is a 163 and he LOVED this board and how it handles, and he is 6'3" and I'd guesstimate around 215 lbs. Just goes to show you can't use one general sizing chart, each board is different and you need to ride it to decide the best length. 158 is awesome for me, but not for tennisfreak: to each their own.<br>I like Park City, it can get a little crowded but it is definitely a nice place. I'd also recommend The Canyons and Brighton. While Brighton isn't as nice, I like it a lot. They also offer night boarding from 4-9PM for $32 which is a fun date night activity. <br>Park City and Canyons have some amazing powder during the season, I'd probably recommend one of them if you really enjoy powder. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Yeah powder boarding is for sure my thing. I'm not much of a park rider and I think that shows in my build haha. Theres just nothing like being able to turn on a dime and having a few feet of snow flying up every which way I turn.
 

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this is a boardercross board it's that simple. You clearly have more fun on the idiom since you can't decamber the platinum.<p>Austrian guy will have fun with it.<p>And of course shaun will recommend a palmer lol
 

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I actually love the Platinum, just can't justify keeping it since I hardly used it to justify the price. I only paid $400 for the idiom setup, so I can live with it.<p>Yeah, the Austrian guy looks promising. If not I'll just hold onto it until someone offers around $900. Thanks for your input. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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