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Old 11-24-2009, 02:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Best Womens board, help me choose for the mrs.

So my wife decided for Christmas, she wants a new snowboard set-up. This year, she wants a rocker board since she liked it after trying one out. She is more into groomers and very rarely hit parks but I'd consider her skill as intermediate. She wants one that "makes her a better boarder..". I didnt ask her what she meant fearing I might say something that she wouldnt like. Anyway, since tactics is running a 20%off coupon, help me choose:


Best women snowboard

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Old 11-24-2009, 02:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Womens Snowboards

They have good deals there too. Depends on your price range really. Burton feelgood is an awesome board for females but it is pricey. Even the 09s are still 300+.
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height and weight?
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Old 11-24-2009, 06:36 PM   #4 (permalink)
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5'6" 115lbs, so around 146-149, I really just have no idea what's a good woman's board.. I'm thinking of the GNU b-nice but dont know if its good...
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Budget?

If you wanted to spend a lil more, I'd go NS Infinity-R. My friend just got a Ride Compact and she really likes it with the LowRize rocker.
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I would go with the NS Infinity-R but I would think she would need something smaller then what is on sale based on weight. She could ride the 149 depending on conditions, what size is she riding now?
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I like these, but it does seem like sizing could be a problem here...

Never Summer Infinity-R
Bataleon Violenza
Gnu B-Nice ('09 Good Wood)
Rome Vinyl
Ride Compact

I am 105 pounds and ride in the 143-145 range. I don't think she would want a board that's longer than 149, with something in the 145-147 range being ideal for all-mountain.
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Old 11-24-2009, 11:46 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Budget below $500 which covers all boards at tactics after 20%off. She's been riding a 147 board. Its a toss up between Never Summer Infinity-R and Gnu B-Nice right now, leaning more on the Gnu due to available size (148 should be fine)and better price. The fact that its 'good wood' makes it more interesting, its stiffer though and she wants something softer.

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Another one to consider

Salomon Gypsy...aggressive rockered, twin and with equalizer (salomon's type of magnetraction)...in my daughter's humble opinion its the best women's board this year...she loves it, ...says its stable, fast, she's doing 50 footers, boxes, spins, flips and jibs...her 9th season.

but if she wants softer...Gnu B Street, rockered twin with mag

guess thinking more twin, if she is progressing on groomers at some point will want to switch it up for doing 180, jibs and etc.
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Old 11-25-2009, 07:49 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Out of your two I would go with the GNU B-Nice. I heard great things about that board and the female rider we have at our office loves it. And hey, it's cheaper. Can't beat that.
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