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Old 05-07-2009, 11:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok. So I'm looking to buy my first board. I'm not too experienced but I did some boarding this winter and figured that it would be a good time to buy one with all the deals going on now. I'm gonna be a freshmen at CU boulder next year so i plan on boarding as much as possible. Im also pretty athletic so I don't know if i necessarily need a "beginner" type board...? I'm looking for a pretty versatile board though.

Anyway, I'm about 5'7 and weigh 140 lbs. My shoe size is 8.5 (womens). I was looking at the Burton Gtwin and K2 va va voom. Any suggestions?

Also, would a size 150 be fine? or should i go shorter b/c i'm still rather new to snowboarding? Thanks!
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Old 05-08-2009, 01:07 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I would not go shorter based on your size. I would guess about a 152ish + or - would be the best fit based on weight and height. I have a Never Summer Infinity-R, I love it. Best of luck finding the perfect board for you!
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Old 05-08-2009, 01:13 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Well I'm 155 lbs. and ride a 147 for park. So I would think you can go with 147 - 150. For freeriding, I like 152 and for the best of both park and freeriding, I like 150. So if you want more stability go with 150.
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Old 05-08-2009, 12:08 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I think you could go shorter. a 152 would be a little big for you unless you plan to just freeride. i also ride the infinity-r and love it. imo you shouldn't go for a beginners board, get one that you can keep for awhile and progress on. check out gnu, bataleon, never summer...i was looking at the k2 vvv, its pretty jib focused though. what do you plan on using the board for?
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I am 5'6 140 and ride a 151 just fine...151 is pretty standard "All Mountain" size for that weight...granted this is for males i dont know if the rules change for female boards.
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Old 05-10-2009, 01:56 PM   #6 (permalink)
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ok thanks guys!

kMc- i plan on mostly doing freeride, but id like to be able to hit up park without too much trouble

anyways, i think i've gotten it down to:

Never Summer Infinity (149 or 151)
Burton Gtwin (150)

I found them both online for ~$230.
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Yeah, for freeriding, stick with the 150. For pure park, you could go shorter, say 147.
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Old 05-10-2009, 02:19 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I'm gonna be a freshmen at CU boulder next year
hit me up some time and i'll ride with you (junior next year)
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Old 05-10-2009, 04:01 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Check carefully on the Infinity to make sure you're getting the one you want.

IIRC, early season was the Infinity and later season was the Infinity Rocker. I imagine you want the Infinity Rocker.
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What jimstier said..

If you can get a Infinity-R (Rockered) for 230 buy the 149 asap, steal at that price.
I wouldnt buy the non rockered version for 230...

You may want to take a look at Shayboarder's site if you havent yet and read her blog, she reviews a lot of female boards...you wont find a whole lot of reviews for female boards from anybody here...
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