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Old 10-20-2009, 06:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Board & Bindings for the wifee....

5'2" 120 lbs, size 7 shoe

she is a beginner boarder, sometimes she is linking turns and carving, some times has a difficult time. were looking for something that she can progress on, and won't catch an edge very easy. i don't want to break the bank either, but want something that will last for a few seasons.

she's coming from a 2002 K2 Spire 144, with unknown sketchy bindings.
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Old 10-20-2009, 06:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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did you hear of bitch boards? there is a womens snowboard company called bitch boards. they call their bindings cunt clamps, haha.
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on a serious note, a rome vinyl looks like a good chick board. as for bindings, union or burton is the way to go imho. good luck!
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Old 10-20-2009, 06:57 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The Rome Vinyl is a great option. Also check out the K2 Luna.

I would advise against Burton Stillettoes - they were my first binding and I hated them. Ride Vxn's are much higher quality at a comparable price.

For bindings, check out Ride, Rome, Union, and K2.
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As far as boards go, if your wife enjoys snowboarding and plans on sticking with it, Arbor has (in my opinion) a great womens' line-up, and definitely some of the coolest-looking boards out there (not that you should base your decision on how a board looks ).

The Eden is their standard womens' general all-mountain board, the Push is their freeride deck and the Cadence is their freestyle.

The '10 Eden comes in 144, 148 and 152, clocking in at a respectable $345 on the american sites I've looked at. It's got an extruded base, meaning it's relatively low-maintenance in terms of waxing.

Just my 2, I'm by no means an expert.
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Old 10-20-2009, 07:08 PM   #5 (permalink)
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The Rome Vinyl is a great option. Also check out the K2 Luna.

I would advise against Burton Stillettoes - they were my first binding and I hated them. Ride Vxn's are much higher quality at a comparable price.

For bindings, check out Ride, Rome, Union, and K2.

thanks for the heads up on the stilettos. i was actually going to buy them for her. i'll check out the Ride Vxn's.
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My first board was an Eden and I found it VERY hard to learn on. Couldn't link turns to save my life, so I finally retired it and bought a Ride Rapture. WIth my Ride, I was linking turns the next day. In general, I found the Eden to be a bear to turn. High quality board, but not for a struggling or timid rider. The Push is even stiffer and the Cadence is probably more board than your wife really needs right now.
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Old 10-20-2009, 07:10 PM   #7 (permalink)
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did you hear of bitch boards? there is a womens snowboard company called bitch boards. they call their bindings cunt clamps, haha.
(true!)

on a serious note, a rome vinyl looks like a good chick board. as for bindings, union or burton is the way to go imho. good luck!
something tells me she might not rock the clamps haha. i could tell her it's french, and pronounced "coont".

i'll give em a look anyhow. thx.
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Good to know about the Eden, I was giving info based on Arbor's site. I had no clue it was that stiff. I would've thought it was moderately flexy seeing as the Push is their marketed freeride board.
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check out the flux gem's, not exactly cheap, but good bindings nonetheless.
Flux Gem Womens - Snowboard Bindings Reviews & Sale | SierraSnowboard.com
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check out the flux gem's, not exactly cheap, but good bindings nonetheless.
Flux Gem Womens - Snowboard Bindings Reviews & Sale | SierraSnowboard.com
those look pretty bad ass.
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