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Old 11-18-2007, 10:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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new to snowboarding. my husband is an avid boarder- but i am not. was trying to decide whether to pick up skiing or boarding, but i think i am going to boarding because it seems to be something more my style. the issue is- of course- because i am a n00b, what kind of board. i am not really into the tricks and pipes. i am 5-6 170 lbs (not really fat though muscles- so dont go there---) and i am noticing that a lot of boards are recommended for chicks who are under 150#. i was thinking of going for a 150-155 cm board, possibly a lamar? i know i have a lot of choices. many of you are going to say rent first, dont drop cash on something you may not like etc etc etc... i read the posts.

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Old 11-19-2007, 10:01 AM   #2 (permalink)
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don't buy a lamar unless you want to hate snowboarding! J/K you can ride a men's board the biggest differences to my knowledge are basically the graphics. Boarderholic is a female that rides/has ridden men's boards so I'd either PM her or wait for her to chime in about it.

at 170 you'd be on the top end of the range for something like a 155... not sure if there are many women's oriented boards that go that much higher I'd look for something in like a 158/9 range if possible...
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Old 11-19-2007, 10:27 AM   #3 (permalink)
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don't buy a lamar unless you want to hate snowboarding! J/K you can ride a men's board the biggest differences to my knowledge are basically the graphics. Boarderholic is a female that rides/has ridden men's boards so I'd either PM her or wait for her to chime in about it.
no but seriously, unless you are low on cash don't buy a lamar..
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Old 11-19-2007, 10:45 AM   #4 (permalink)
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HAH. If it weren't the fact that I weight 120lb's, I'd be riding guys boards in a heartbear. At your height, weight, and probably boot size as well, that would be a better route for you anyhow.
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Old 11-19-2007, 11:01 AM   #5 (permalink)
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seriously thanks for replying to me. I dont really care about graphics or anything- ergo- mens board doesnt make a difference. i just dont want to be a chump thats all. I have really small feet, size 6 womens- I have used my husbands board, which seems to be a bit big for my taste...his is a venom 163 LTD.. i have no idea if thats any good or not, but he LOVES his board. Hubby is 5*11 190 or so...
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Old 11-19-2007, 11:02 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Does my height matter or is it really more of the weight?? (i think weight??)

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Old 11-19-2007, 11:03 AM   #7 (permalink)
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no but seriously, unless you are low on cash don't buy a lamar..
So what do you suggest.. of course cash is an issue to nearly everyone, but i dont want to be a cheap ass either... thanks
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Old 11-19-2007, 11:06 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Thanks Boarderholic- any suggestions?
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Old 11-19-2007, 11:07 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Does my height matter or is it really more of the weight?? (i think weight??)

Thx!
I only mentioned height in this case, because if you were to use a women's board, you would be more limited in terms of stance options.

Look at something like the Ride Control paired with the Rome Madisons, assuming you don't have larger women's feet.
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Old 11-19-2007, 11:08 AM   #10 (permalink)
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you think right!

i am ceaselessly bemused by those who ask about height.... it betrays a deeper ignorance i fear.

my missus always liked her Burton Indie, altho she also has a Rome something or other in low 150
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