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Old 02-28-2014, 02:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default New snowboarder, but having trouble finding my first board

I'm totally hooked on snowboarding, but having a lot of trouble finding the right board. I'm a female, and I'm 5'11" and 175 pounds. I have size 10.5 feet in women's shoes. I've gone snowboarding 5 times now and feel comfortable on the blue terrain. I want a board I'll be able to handle, but one that will also grow with me and won't hold me back. I fell in love with the Burton Feelgood 156, but I'm worried I'll be too heavy for the board and/or that my feet will be too big for it. I've been looking at men's boards but haven't found the right one.

Do you have any board recommendations or anything that will help? I'm thinking about something between 155-160? I want something versatile because I don't really know what I like, and I want to leave the options open. My budget is $400.
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Old 02-28-2014, 03:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The Burton Feelgood at 156 is a good match for your stats.
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Old 02-28-2014, 03:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The Burton website shows the largest size as 155, not 156, from what I see.

If you are looking for a board size of 155-160, why wouldn't the 155 suit?
Seems like the correct size for your weight imo.

However, check your boot size against the width of the board. I'm not up on women's boot sizes, but 245mm waist width may be an issue.
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Old 02-28-2014, 03:42 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I'm looking at an older version, not sure if it is 2012 or 2013, but the biggest size is a 156
On Sale Burton Feelgood ICS Snowboard - Womens up to 55% off

I'm mostly nervous because once when I rented they gave me a women's learn to ride board that was a 153, and it was a terrible experience. I could barely move on it and had to switch after one run, whereas on the men's 153 I was perfectly fine. I think Burton sets the weight limit for the Feelgood 156 at 165.

I'm also considering the K2 Raygun and the Burton Sherlock.
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Old 02-28-2014, 03:47 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by tdn View Post
The Burton Feelgood at 156 is a good match for your stats.
an experienced female friend just got a feel good this season and can't stop raving about it. She loves it.
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