Advice on Arbor Cadence
Ok, so I've done my research. But outside of demoing all the boards I have considered (which I'd love to do), I'm stuck.
I'm considering the Arbor Cadence. I've heard all good things, and most of the stores have recommended it as well. My hesitation is that I'm not a small woman, and nothing I've read online, and none of the salespeople seem to be able to fully answer my question - can I still ride a women's board??
I'm 5'8", 180 lbs, size 8.5 men's boots, ride goofy, and am intermediate to advanced - about 6 years riding. I want a freeriding or all-mountain board that's not too directional, since I like to ride fakie and fool around in the park a little, but mainly like to cruise and do most of my serious riding in BC on the mountains and powder, but live in Ontario where I have to be able to ride groomers. I currently ride a 157, and was considering going a little shorter to help with the tricks, but am worried that I'll need that length in a women's board for it to be stiff enough.
Can anyone comment on whether the Cadence would be a good choice, or alternatively suggest a similar men's board that might be more appropriate?
Last edited by climbergrrl; 01-27-2009 at 10:59 PM.