2 boards im thinking of at the moment are the Bataleon Violenza... or the Rome Vinyl...
Anyone out there that has used these boards.. or has a board they rate... please let me know your thoughts... Thanks
SnoBun from here learned on a Rome Vinyl and loved it. She eventually progressed and went out and got an Infinity-R. I don't think she's taken the latter out for a go yet. PM her for info on the Vinyl.
Have you tried shayboarder.com yet? It's a snowboarding blog by a girl who tests a pile of products each year. She's also good at answering individual questions. I'm sure she could be a great help.
you may wnat to check out bitch boards.. their a small company but quality products. my girls been riding one for a while and loves it and its a girl specific company
The bitchboard brand is marketed well, until you look at their offerings twice. They're more concerned with the graphics on the board than the board itself. No really, I mean that literally.
They claim they were founded to address the lack of choice for women's boards out there, and then they offer only one all-mountain board with different graphics... How one goes about answering the problem of lack of choice (I honestly don't see a lack of choice for women out there) by offering only one choice doesn't make sense to me.
They decided to shake things up this year by moving the binding holes around on one model to make it a twin. Woo!
This doesn't mean they are bad boards... if you're looking for an all-mountain general board. I've got no idea how well the board they offer is actually made and how well it rides.
And they DO have good graphics.
But there are plenty of companies out there with quality products that put far
more research into building women's specific boards than bitchboards themselves does. And bitchboards doesn't give them credit for this.