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Old 11-20-2007, 09:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have been reading up on what to look for when purchasing a board, and I was wondering if someone could give me a more personalized idea on what I should be looking for. I am 5'9" and 120 pounds. I take an 8-9 shoe size, and am interested in freeriding. I would also like to know what brands are recomended, I am not looking to spend much more than $300.00

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Old 11-20-2007, 09:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I assume you are a girl? And, east or west coast?
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Old 11-20-2007, 09:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yes girl, and I am central... No mountains here! But we have some very nice lifts!lol! Please contain your laughter!
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Old 11-21-2007, 08:15 PM   #4 (permalink)
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One of my female friends has been riding a K2 Luna for four years, from beginner right up to intermediate/advanced, and loves it. At the same time that she bought hers, her friend bought the Burton equivalent (can't remember which model, sorry), which doesn't seem be as good, as far as we can work out...

Given your measurements, you'd probably be looking around 148-150cm, so could go for the 150 Luna, which you could get online for around $300. Also, I'm not personally sure about the Ride Solace (again, you could get the 150), but as a Ride rider myself (a Yukon, which I love...), it may be worth checking out in a shop, for a similar price range.
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Old 11-21-2007, 08:22 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Yay for midwesterners! That's central right? Ha

A friend of mine is starting this year and she bought a Burton Feather last week of the net. I'm pretty sure it's a good beginning all-mountain board. She hasn't gotten a chance to try it out yet but it looks pretty cool. Not sure on the length though, I'll have to figure that one out.
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Old 11-21-2007, 10:48 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I have been looking online and you have given me some direction! I appreciate it!

Thanks again!
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Old 11-22-2007, 02:28 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I bought my Girlfriend this year a Nitro Fate. Its a great all-around beginner board, once she gets the hang of it she'll keep this board for a long time.
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Old 11-22-2007, 05:24 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Hey, I snowboard in Indiana, it doesn't get much more midwestern than that. I have heard good things about the Rome Blue.
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