Girlfriend's board dilemma
Hi everyone- I'm new to the forum.
My girlfriend just bought a board- a 144cm Burton Feather. She's 5'5" and roughly 120 lbs. She got a great deal on it (it's a 2013 model) but she's having some potential buyer's remorse.
Basically, she's concerned that this board isn't going to be long enough / have a high enough weight rating (it's rated from 100 to 130 lbs). Her fear is that at higher speeds, the board will have less control. She's mostly interested in all mountain snowboarding.
The next step up with the Feather is a 149 rated for 120 to 155lbs, which seems excessive. We're both relatively new to snowboarding, and when we try to google these things, we get a billion different sites promising the One True Method For Sizing Snowboards.
So, I figured I'd post here: are her fears valid, or is she going to be happy with the 144?