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stevros48 06-11-2014 09:13 AM

bindings for a 8 time female beginner
For a newbie who has boarded 8 times but is still quite tentative and does slow runs on green trails and is working towards blues....what binding would suit a 165cm 200lb female boarder ? ive been trying to help her decide....between the burton lexas.escapades.citizens or stilletos and scribes or the union force or milan...she has big calves and fits a size 8 salomon boot....most likely will be riding a burton social...a k2 bright lite or an arbor board ...probably a 147 or 149cm ...all suggestions and advice would be appreciated thank you

td.1000 06-11-2014 09:32 AM

can't help you with the bindings, but at 200lbs she should probably be looking at some 151s or maybe even bigger.

Snow Hound 06-11-2014 09:46 AM

I weight about 200 and ride a 161.

ekb18c 06-11-2014 09:57 AM

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Any of the mentioned bindings will do as she won't notice any differences at all, at this stage.

jtg 06-11-2014 10:58 PM

200lbs on a 149 is clinically insane. At LEAST 160.

ekb18c 06-12-2014 06:11 AM

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Originally Posted by jtg (Post 1731178)
200lbs on a 149 is clinically insane. At LEAST 160.

Well unless it's a burton nug or something. :laugh:

stevros48 06-12-2014 09:10 AM

Hey jtg. While it seems insane she was happily learning on a 147 burton cruiser last season on the green slopes. What about maybe using a narrow mans board with stiffer flex ?

ekb18c 06-12-2014 09:16 AM

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149 might be good now as she is learning how to board but at some point it's just going to cause her to wash out when picking up some speed.

I think perhaps a 153 or even a 155 with mid flex would be ok for her. And bindings wise, if you want to spend the money get the Lexa and she will have to use it for a long time. If not the Stiletto are good too.

You can even use men's bindings as I know many girls who ride mens bindings because they are cheaper and more available than female bindings. My gf rode a pair of burton customs bindings for years and she didn't really feel that much of a difference when I bought her a pair of Lexas.

jtg 06-15-2014 12:02 PM

Still way too small even for a beginner. She doesn't know what comfortable means. She should past green runs after 8 times out on a properly sized board.

stevros48 06-16-2014 03:46 AM

Thanks jtg ...what size would you suggest ?

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