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Old 10-29-2009, 09:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi..i'm looking to buy my first snowboard. I've been looking at these two boards (145 Capita Qween 2009 or 146/7 Forum Star 2009)and don't know which one is better for me. I'm still in the beginner level..is starting to link turns and can do it pretty smoothly in the easiest runs (green runs in Australia snow condition). 5'4-5'5 inch and 123lbs. Not sure yet whether wanna go toward freestyle or freeride. Anyone has any experience with these boards?
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I don't have experience with either board, but it seems like the Forum would be a lot more forgiving for a beginner. How did you go about narrowing down to these two boards?
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Old 10-30-2009, 01:30 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for replying!

Well.. I've been checking sierrasnowboard website as at this point of time they might offer the cheapest price for snowboard+shippin to australia. So i look for the price up to $200 and these two boards came up as perhaps the better ones among the others (and the ones the have my size and can actually be shipped outside the US). From the review it looks like this capita is also used among the beginners but from other websites it also says use for freestyle but is a directional board. but see i'm not sure about the flex and all other things about these two boards. I know the forum star flex is 4..dunno about the capita one.
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the capita is a girls version of a stairmaster so its fairly soft, somewhere inbetween a park and all mt flex.
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My girlfriend bought the qween from sierra. She hasn't ridden it yet but it seems like a really nice board. Well constructed and very light. If you can hold out till Nov 14 I can let you know what she thinks.
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Oh cool! I actually might be able to hold it till then...hope that it's not sold out yet Is your gf beginner rider or intermediate or advance? Could you please let me know first what's the flex of this qween (the exact number)?
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Oh cool! I actually might be able to hold it till then...hope that it's not sold out yet Is your gf beginner rider or intermediate or advance? Could you please let me know first what's the flex of this qween (the exact number)?
the numbers are a waste of time, they are based of different scales for every company and i dont believe capita even puts it on a scale..

i would rate a stairmaster a 4, so its prob around there based of a girls :"scale"
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Oh cool! I actually might be able to hold it till then...hope that it's not sold out yet Is your gf beginner rider or intermediate or advance? Could you please let me know first what's the flex of this qween (the exact number)?
She is an intermediate rider I would say. Our hill opens Nov 14 so she will get a couple of days on it then. Its seems pretty flexible but Im 6'5 215 so i bet most girls boards feel flexy to me.
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the numbers are a waste of time, they are based of different scales for every company and i dont believe capita even puts it on a scale..

i would rate a stairmaster a 4, so its prob around there based of a girls :"scale"
Yeh you are right. Capita doesn't put the number whatsoever...they only say..either forgiving flex or varied flex. If you think it's around 4..then it's prolly around the same like forum star then i have to have a look at other things to decide
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4 isnt bad at all for a beginner, it makes it easier to learn and whatnot...and it can easily handle all mt...if your big time into free ride and carving then you may want to look elsewhere.
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