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Old 11-11-2009, 01:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Good women's board for butters/ground tricks

I spent some time last week practicing basic nose/tail presses and had a blast. Ground tricks seem to be my thing, something I enjoy and and in which am willing to invest time and energy. I am now looking around for a quality board for buttering (won't be buying until later in the season though). I am not interested in jibbing or pipe, so I am just looking for a board that butters well and that holds up decently on groomed runs at moderate speeds. Otherwise I really just enjoy cruising groomers, riding powder, and getting in the trees and hitting natural kickers whenever I can. For that purpose I have recently purchased a NS Infinity-r, so I'm covered there.

Does anyone have any suggestions for a buttery women's board suited to ground tricks and groomers? Shay from shayboarder.com recommend the Capita Space Metal Fantasy FK (female version of Horrorscope, which I know receives glowing reviews here). I'm also considering the K2 vvv rocker and the Gnu B-Street. I like the idea of alternative/reverse camber boards, but I'm not sure I'm willing to invest in hardcore rocker at this time. Suggestions?
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Old 11-11-2009, 02:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Salomon Gypsy, Ride Compact, Nitro Runaway Gullwing, Lo-Fi 1985, Bataleon Distortia, or a Space Metal FK.
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just learn to butter the infinity-r. should be relatively easy seeing as how I didn't have any trouble buttering an SL-R. If you can't butter the Infinity-R then its your technique, since you won't be jibbing etc, purchasing a board specifically for learning to butter seems pointless
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Daughter loves and lusting the salomon gypsy she road for butters, jibbing and jumping at windells the past summer. She also has a burton blender she is waiting to tryout...it has the scooped nose and tail flat camber twin...advertised for butters but .
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If you want camber at all I really recommend the Signal Vita. I have the Park Series (male version) and it's much softer than a K2 vvv or www. Probably a 1 on the softness scale if K2 vvv is a 3. I really love my Signal because the cambre lets it hold it's ground with some speed and my presses look natural and are easier than anything I've ever riden. The Park Rocker is a super jib machine. Not suited well for high speeds, but it's about the same board with rocker. It's almost cheating it's so easy to butter. Like you could butter down the whole hill without catching an edge. But I strongely recommend the Vita. I love my Park Series and it's good all round, but kills for noodling around the hill and jibbing. They are very good quality boards too for really cheap.

But I'm biased against reverse cambre as well, so K2 vvv might be for you. I prefer softer with cambre so I can pop out of butters and manuals with easy and look natural while doing it. Bataleon looks great too with TBT. Haven't riden one yet, sadly

I also recall you saying you have like size 4 feet or something like that. Signal has very slim waist widths on their regular boards, especially the female versions. I love mine because I have size 7 boots and fit my 150cm perfectly, whereas I use to go smaller for something that fit my feet better and was soft enough for my liking.

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