When the Idaho snow starts to fall, it’s time to break out the skis, snowboards, sleds, and more. Locally owned and operated sporting goods store, Play It Again Sports, has been Boise and Nampa’s resource for well-priced new and used gear for 20 years. But if you’re unfamiliar with the Play It Again shop, there may be a few burning questions you have. Like, how they operate, what gear you might find, or how you can make money selling your old sports equipment.
Frequently Asked Questions At Play It Again Sports
Play It Again Sports shared with us their most frequently asked questions and what you need to know to get set up for this winter season. Whether you’re new to a winter/snow sport or a seasoned expert who is new to the Play It Again store, the following Q&A has answers for everyone.
I’m a beginner skier looking for a setup, what is the cost to get me up on the mountain?
Used skis start around $149 and boots at $79. If you buy together with a package deal, you save 20%, meaning Play It Again Sports could have you into skis and boots for under $200.
When buying a package deal, you also get 20% off all ski accessories in the store.
Does Play It Again sell new snowboard and ski gear?
Yes, about 60% of their sales are new gear. They carry the largest selection of skis and snowboards out of anywhere in Boise with over 35 models of 2022 snowboards and 40 models of 2022 skis. Play It Again Sports carries the following brands: Smith, Salomon, Majesty, Kemper, RIDE, Dakine, HEAD, Fischer, K2, Rossignol, Flow, Elan, Roxa, and so many more great brands.
How often do I need to get my skis/snowboard tuned?
They recommend starting each season with a new wax because your board will dry out over the summer. Typically one can go 4-5 full days of riding before needing another hot wax job. You should also get your board or skis re-edged once a season.
My child is learning to ski, do they need poles?
No, it is great to learn to ski without poles.
Should my child wear a helmet while skiing?
Yes, Play It Again always recommends wearing a helmet while engaging in snow sports. Specifically, they recommend our Smith helmets with MIPS technology.
What options does Play It Again Sports have to get my family set up for the season?
They offer daily rentals, season leases, and package deals.
What type of skis do Play It Again Sports sell?
They sell a variety of new and used skis. They have something for everyone- Powder skis, all-mountain skis, twin-tip park skis, kids skis, cross country, and groomer entry-level beginner skis.
I ran over a rock and got a huge gash in my snowboard? Is this something they can help with?
Yes, Play It Again Sports is a year-round full-service ski and bike shop. Their turnaround time is typically around three days. The holiday season can get pretty busy, so be sure to get any work in now. They also offer rush jobs for a small fee. This means they will get your shop work done in 24 hours along with a 50% discount if it’s your first time using the service shop in Play It Again Sports.
I have an old snowboard in my garage? Can I use that towards a new board?
Certainly! Bring your board into the store for a quote. If you decide then that you would like to sell, you will receive cash or in-store credit.
Play It Again Sports’ Leasing Program For Skis And Snowboards
Play It Again Sports has an incredible rental and leasing program for all of their skis and snowboards.
You can rent gear for three to seven days with a daily rate of $15 for children, $20 for adults, and $30 for performance-level gear.
Check out more of their killer deals below!
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More Information on Play It Again Sports
Curious to learn more about all the fantastic services and gear stocked at Play It Again Sports? You can shop at their two locations in Boise or Nampa. In addition to winter gear, they also carry bikes, paddleboards, and other year-round sports equipment. You can find new or gently used items on their shelves and website. To learn more about Play It Again Sports, check out our previous blog:
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