Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums - View Single Post - Beginner female on a mens board?
View Single Post
Old 12-06-2013, 12:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Member
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 1
Default Beginner female on a mens board?

Alright, so, completely new to the forums as well as snowboarding. I took lessons 2 or 3 years ago, and haven't gotten the opportunity to head back up to the mountains these past few seasons.

I'm looking into getting my own gear, the size/length I'd be getting is 151, and I found a mens board that I really would love to get. The only info that seemed to keep coming up on this topic is that it would be harder to get the board to do what I wanted it to do since women's boards are made for women, are lighter, etc.. and that it would be hard to turn. I'm decently athletic, but again, still a beginner. Could anyone tell me if any of that's correct, if I'd be alright learning on a mens board, or if I should forget it and just keep looking?

This was on the details page for the board, if it helps any:

Fully laminated wood core.
Sandwich construction.
Biaxial glass layup for easy edge to edge.
Stainless steel edges.
Dampening materials for a smoother ride.
Extruded base that is fast and low maintenance.
All mountain snowboard.
Standard camber for more pop and response.
Directional-twin shape.
Flex rating: 6/10.
dbella is offline   Reply With Quote