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Post subject: Quechua snowboards  PostPosted: Oct 03, 2006 - 12:38 PM



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Has anybody heard of them and are they any good?
 
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Post subject: RE: Quechua snowboards  PostPosted: Oct 03, 2006 - 12:43 PM



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nope never heard of them ....either they are a very well kept secret or they're c**p

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Post subject: RE: Quechua snowboards  PostPosted: Oct 03, 2006 - 12:45 PM



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or they are very new - a lot of companies popping up all over nowadays. where did u hear bout them?

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Post subject:   PostPosted: Oct 03, 2006 - 12:50 PM



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They are the own brand of a shop called decathlon - a massive sports warehouse in nottingham (and more around england I think). It is a french company, has loads of stuff.

Was there last week and didn't see the boards. Think they will be like trespass boards - basic but affordable.
 
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Isn't it the brand that Decathlon sells? Can't imagine theyd be any good.

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Post subject: RE: Quechua snowboards  PostPosted: Oct 03, 2006 - 12:55 PM



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They sell them at Decathlon.

They are a French brand I think who also make loads of other stuff - tents, hiking boots, outdoor clothing etc - You see them all over the place on slopes in Europe. I have some Quechua gloves and they work fine, dont look too good but for £4.95 you cant complain Wink

I think it's cheap and cheeful stuff really.

My mate has an old Quechua board (probably 5yrs old now) He never had any problems I know of but I think it's more beginner oriented.
 
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Post subject: RE: Quechua snowboards  PostPosted: Oct 03, 2006 - 01:11 PM



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yep, there a french brand stocked in decathlon stores in france. There just like buying Donnay in sports soccer! ( i would be harsh if i said Tesco's Value)

For snowboards id stay clear because there is better out there for the price but for other stuff like gloves, goggles, skidlids and sleeping bags! there more than adequate and good value for money.

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Post subject:   PostPosted: Oct 03, 2006 - 01:15 PM



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Quechua is just one of Decathlons many internal brand names. They badge a lot of their outdoorsy stuff as this (climbing, hiking, snowboarding...), and use a whole host of other brand names for other activities: Forclaz (also hiking, shoes etc) Tribord (watersports - no that sort) Kalenji (Running, football) etc etc

Some of their clothing and stuff is cheep and cheerful, some of it is genuine good stuff. Not sure about the hardware tho...

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Post subject:   PostPosted: Oct 03, 2006 - 01:32 PM



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it wouldn't surprise me if the boards are actually alright, they try to offer decent quality sports goods at low prices - I know their mountain bikes are quite well made and a bit more affordable than big name equivelants. got a great quechua tent that's massive and was dirt cheap.

I'd just be wary when it comes to this that they're a company that's trying to be a 'jack of all trades' in the sports world, so aren't specialists in any of their disciplines...
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: Oct 03, 2006 - 01:40 PM



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Are they as good quality as the Argos "Exit" boards?

I wish I rode one of them...... Love

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Post subject:   PostPosted: Oct 03, 2006 - 02:13 PM



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There is one on Ebay, never heard of it myself....cheers guys
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: Oct 03, 2006 - 02:36 PM



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Whowowowow!!!!

Sorry mate I was being sarchastic - those 'EXIT' boards are absolutely sheeehite but you wouldn't have known being new to it all, don't buy one!

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Post subject: Re: RE: Quechua snowboards  PostPosted: Oct 03, 2006 - 03:57 PM



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powderrider wrote:
For snowboards id stay clear because there is better out there for the price


Would be interested to see them reviewed somewhere, no doubt they've bought in bulk and are now flogging them cheap but their "top of the range" board boasts Sintered Base, sandwhich construction and carbon inserts plus a load of other bits for £170.... Seems to me to be £100+ less than well known brands but could potentially be identical/same factory.

Like VW Passat = Skoda Perfect, same car, different badge and colours, to drive they are the same. (We have both in the company car pool)

However... Quechua probably isn't "cool" enough for the slopes Smile
 
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Post subject: Re: RE: Quechua snowboards  PostPosted: Oct 03, 2006 - 04:25 PM



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[quote="scubadude"]
powderrider wrote:


Like VW Passat = Skoda Perfect, same car, different badge and colours, to drive they are the same. (We have both in the company car pool)

Smile


I would agree, especially from a beginner point of view.

Cover it in stickers and no one will know Wink
 
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Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Quechua snowboards  PostPosted: Oct 03, 2006 - 04:53 PM



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The decathlon gear has been discussed before:

http://www.snowboardclub.co.uk/PNphpBB2 ... 15191.html

Someone on there suggested the boards are made by salomon, if it's true they should be good for the money.

If someone turns their nose up at you for having "the wrong brand snowboard" they're not worth talking to anyway! But as petem says - throw some stickers on it and nobody will know!

If you do get one or if anyone else has one might be useful to put a review up here for other beginers as there don't seem to be any on the net.

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