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Thank you everyone
Extremely helpful advice.
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Thank you everyone
Extremely helpful advice.
Not wanting to confuse the issue as I see you're leaning towards Gnu/Roxy. But I channelled my inner lady (plus I'm gear obsessed - I've even researched skis on occasion) and liked the look of the Jones Twin Sister.

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Here in icy Onterrible you may want to get a cambered board, such as a cambered feelgood. My wife rides one, it succeeded her first board, a feather.
Yeah I grew up riding in southern Ontarible. Snow valley was the first hill I snowboarded at! (skied for years before that all over the place)

For glen eden, hockley, and the other 300 foot slopes, heed Lamps advice.

It does depend on the type of riding you want to do too:

- If you're into playing around, but something medium flex, cambered, and probably on the shorter end of your weight range.

- If you're getting to the point you'd like to start carving, something a little stiffer and longer can be rewarding. Cambered of course...


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Not wanting to confuse the issue as I see you're leaning towards Gnu/Roxy. But I channelled my inner lady (plus I'm gear obsessed - I've even researched skis on occasion) and liked the look of the Jones Twin Sister.
Jeez, that one looks great as well! I've never ridden a directional tip board, does it feel any different?

There are so many options, this is a really hard decision to make.
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Jeez, that one looks great as well! I've never ridden a directional tip board, does it feel any different?

There are so many options, this is a really hard decision to make.
It's actually a twin tip/shape board, with directional flex. There are some good descriptions of the differences on this forum.

Twin shape & flex - feels identical when riding either forward or switch (backwards)

Twin shape, directional flex - still easy to ride switch, but the directional flex should make it a better ride when going forward

Directional shape & flex - designed to ride better forwards than switch. Sure you can ride them backwards, but what they're meant for is typically higher speed riding and solid carving in one direction.

I like a full directional board for most of the riding I do. If I were playing around a lot more, I'd have one of the twin versions.
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Yeah I grew up riding in southern Ontarible. Snow valley was the first hill I snowboarded at! (skied for years before that all over the place)

For glen eden, hockley, and the other 300 foot slopes, heed Lamps advice.

It does depend on the type of riding you want to do too:

- If you're into playing around, but something medium flex, cambered, and probably on the shorter end of your weight range.

- If you're getting to the point you'd like to start carving, something a little stiffer and longer can be rewarding. Cambered of course...


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This is really difficult haha, cambered boards seem like they're a lot more difficult to ride on. Are hybrid cambers any different?
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yeah i grew up riding in southern ontarible….


- if you're getting to the point you'd like to start carving, something a little stiffer and longer can be rewarding. Cambered of course...

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This is really difficult haha, cambered boards seem like they're a lot more difficult to ride on. Are hybrid cambers any different?
Honestly, on groomed slopes I find the differences are vastly overstated. Camber is more direct, and more rewarding on a groomer. Once you're past the point of catching your edges every 50 ft (and most people pass that around day 3-5), there's no reason not to get comfortable on a camber board.
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Honestly, on groomed slopes I find the differences are vastly overstated. Camber is more direct, and more rewarding on a groomer. Once you're past the point of catching your edges every 50 ft (and most people pass that around day 3-5), there's no reason not to get comfortable on a camber board.
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Does anyone know of any good cambered boards?
Also, what size do you recommend me to get?
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