9. It's a good use for your old gear

Don't put your stuff out to pasture - put it to plastic. Photo: Ed Blomfield
Don’t put your stuff out to pasture – put it to plastic. Photo: Ed Blomfield

Board getting a bit past its prime? Boots a bit on the soft side? Sure, you could keep it all going for another season or two, or you could designate it as your dry slope gear and buy yourself a new stick!

So begins a happy cycle where you’ve got a cracking board ready for the snow, and some backup kit for the mat. Then that snow setup will one day become your mat setup, and so the circle of life continues…

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