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Old 06-11-2014, 09:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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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
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Old 06-11-2014, 09:32 AM   #2 (permalink)
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can't help you with the bindings, but at 200lbs she should probably be looking at some 151s or maybe even bigger.
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I weight about 200 and ride a 161.
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Any of the mentioned bindings will do as she won't notice any differences at all, at this stage.
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200lbs on a 149 is clinically insane. At LEAST 160.
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200lbs on a 149 is clinically insane. At LEAST 160.
Well unless it's a burton nug or something.
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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 ?
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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.
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Old 06-15-2014, 12:02 PM   #9 (permalink)
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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.

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Old 06-16-2014, 03:46 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Thanks jtg ...what size would you suggest ?
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