i'm wondering how young people can afford this sport. I have a normal daytime job and find it very hard to buy new gear every year...
Buy second hand gear
Read a few reviews of the 2001/2002 gear and look up a few pictures of riders - all looks ok.
But, saying that, the new vegas and storms look the dogs bollocks. I think the yearly technology curve is flattening out - you get less benifits buying this years stuff compared to last years. Where as 2000-2001 leap in tech was massive.
Hope that makes sense.
In 2 years time every one will slate the vegas and hype the vegas3, but there's no doubt the vegas is still good. As is the airblast, the X10, X2, Aero, CO2....