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Hi everyone, so it's a little early to buy a snowboard now considering it's July but I figured I might as well start putting some thought into it.
I've been snowboarding on and off for 8 years, always on rentals. But now I want my own because I went snowboarding a lot more frequently last year and I spent way too much money on rentals.
I'd say I'm not very good, but I want to improve so I think I need a good board to learn on aha.
I want an all mountain board. I'm a girl, 5'3 and wear a size 8.5 if that helps.
I was looking at Burton feather board and the feel good flying v but some of the Roxy boards look good too, and are also a lot less pricey.
Are they any good?

Any help would be much appreciated
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Hi everyone, so it's a little early to buy a snowboard now considering it's July but I figured I might as well start putting some thought into it.
I've been snowboarding on and off for 8 years, always on rentals. But now I want my own because I went snowboarding a lot more frequently last year and I spent way too much money on rentals.
I'd say I'm not very good, but I want to improve so I think I need a good board to learn on aha.
I want an all mountain board. I'm a girl, 5'3 and wear a size 8.5 if that helps.
I was looking at Burton feather board and the feel good flying v but some of the Roxy boards look good too, and are also a lot less pricey.
Are they any good?

Any help would be much appreciated
Without saying how you consider yourself skill wise, after 8 years I think you may have outgrown a feather. My understanding is it's a great beginner board, but 8 years into it you might want better. Something like a Gnu ladies choice, or the Roxy equiv.

Price wise you can scoop up some new '14s at great prices if you can find your size so now is the time to shop in my opinion. Though old stock is going fast!
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My wife learnt on a Burton Feather, definitely at the beginnerest on the scale
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Now is a great time to buy a board if you can find what you're looking for. I buy most of my gear in the early summer as retailers tend to discount outgoing models heavily. How much do you weigh? That's the most important factor in deciding board size.

*And where do you live (roughly!).

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Well skill wise I'd say beginner/intermediate. I looked into the GNU boards and I think that the B nice would be more suited for me, the ladies choice seems like it's for more advanced snowboarders.
Roxy Ally and K2 Spot lite also looks great.
Also, for the person asking I fluctuate between 135-140lbs
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Oh yeah, also I live in Southern Ontario. Mostly snowboard at Glen Eden or Hockley Valley, sometimes Blue Mountain on long weekends.
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I like the concept of growing into a board that's a little ahead of the rider.

Better than outgrowing a board quickly and you learn fast.
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Oh yeah, also I live in Southern Ontario. Mostly snowboard at Glen Eden or Hockley Valley, sometimes Blue Mountain on long weekends.
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.
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Also, for the person asking I fluctuate between 135-140lbs
They're asking cuz weight is the determining factor in sizing your deck! Not your height or because we're "sizing" you up!

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Well skill wise I'd say beginner/intermediate. I looked into the GNU boards and I think that the B nice would be more suited for me, the ladies choice seems like it's for more advanced snowboarder…..

Oh, I forgot to add, My little polish chick riding buddy from last season, got herself the B-nice! She loves it. The board she was on when we met was an old, full camber, Elan something! (…never did figure out what model it was!) She liked that board too. She got pretty good on it after we started riding together. (…only because she rode more often with me than she did before we met!) Then she got the B-nice near the end of the season, and as I mentioned already. She loves it. Her stats are comparable to yours!

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