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Old 09-05-2014, 10:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question 2015 NS Onyx mini - right board?

Long time lurker...and I've researched this like crazy but I just want to throw my specific situation out there and see what kind of opinions I get.

I'm 4'10 and some change and around 105lbs with a size 6 boot. I started off on a 132 Scout Forum which is a camber board. Was not a fan of the camber, plus it was a used board, so after a year of riding that, I bought a 135 Burton Feelgood Smalls (flying v - rock/cam/rock/cam/rock) with Burton Stiletto bindings. Really liked the board, and I have progressed quickly on it in the past year and a half. Now I'm looking at the NS Onyx Mini 136 (cam/rock/cam). It has all of the same tech specs as the full size women's board, but I chose the youth board because I'm quite short/small and I have been riding around this size for 2'ish years and feel good.

I want to start playing around in the park more and popping around on the slopes, BUT I also want to be able to cruise around the mountain if I feel like it. I'm not the bomber type, but I will pick up a little speed here and there. Is this board going to be too soft to really cruise around the mountain or am I going to be washing out everywhere and having to take it really slow?
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Old 09-05-2014, 10:02 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default One more thing...

Would I notice much difference between the 136 and 140, which is the next size up?
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I know this dont answer much but my wife is 5'2" 115lbs she is on a 140 ns onyx
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, the difference between 136 and 140 is only about 1 inch..

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Women's Never Summer Snowboard Size Chart | evo

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Top left corner u can switch from kids to womens sizes
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Is she able to cruise the mountain smoothly as well as hit the park? That's probably my main question...thanks for the input!
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Old 09-05-2014, 12:12 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Women's Never Summer Snowboard Size Chart | evo

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Top left corner u can switch from kids to womens sizes
Oh awesome thanks! I couldn't find a size chart anywhere.
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my daugter is 4'5" 65 pounds , she is on a 130 pandora mini
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Old 09-05-2014, 07:59 PM   #9 (permalink)
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How does your wife like the Onyx? Is she able to cruise around the mountain at a decent speed? And is the Pandora a decent board as well? Really I'm curious about the flex more than the size. I'm comfortable at the size I'm at but I just want to make sure that the Onyx isn't going to be too flexy to do some cruisin' around the mountain.
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Old 09-05-2014, 08:56 PM   #10 (permalink)
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When I compare the two boards on my feet on carpet (since there is no snow yet!) I find the Onyx easier to move onto an edge and easier to move between the two edges. I don't have to apply as much pressure. The Burton actually made my legs ache a little as I held the edge on the carpet but the Onyx was nice. I really like that. My only concern is the speed factor and washing out in a carve if I get to a nice cruising speed. But I guess the only way to get concrete answers is to ride it. :P I've heard that it has a nice all-mountain feel to it and can keep up at mountain/cruising speeds, but not fast/bomber speeds (which I don't do anyway). If anyone has any input or experience, please throw it in.
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