For a beginner girl rider on the small side, 105 lbs and almost 5'5. I only cruise down mountains, no park whatsoever. Only started riding this season for a few times, can link turns on groomed green.
Rides in Lake tahoe, quite icy despite being in the west coast, i guess the magnatraction may come into play.
Goal is to help a beginner learn as quick as possible without spending most of my time on my ass catching edges. But the way I catch edges, I suspect having a rocker/magnatraction might now even help.I just lost my concentration and forget that i'm on toe edge and go directly to heel edge and bam.
Gnu B-nice ($350)
rocker (is it a hybrid??? )
Like the design a tad better than the lunatique
Comes in 146, slightly longer than what I want, but the sales guy said because of the more severe banana/rocker, it's okay even if it's a bit longer
K2 Lunatique ($250)
cheaper than b-nice
hybrid (that's what the guy said)
comes in 142 , length i'm comfortable with
I do not like the design but that's minor