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Old 12-10-2009, 08:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hy my name is marta and Iím from Portugal Ö I actually ride a Raven 151 .. but itís now pretty old, and since Iím planning to do a course in Whistler this year (12 weeks) Iíll need a new one!
Normally I donít hit the park but Iím planning to! So I notice that I d made a mystique buying my actual board because first itís for man and second itís to stiff Ö so what u guys think?

Ohhh and I have a problem with the womanís board design Ö they are to pinkie and feminine Ö I like it simple

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Old 12-12-2009, 11:36 AM   #2 (permalink)
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So are you looking for a freestyle/park board or something that can ride all-mountain, but that you can take into the park as well?

What is your skill level?
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Old 12-12-2009, 11:59 AM   #3 (permalink)
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There are 3 high quality female boards on the website I'm linking. One will fit the style of riding you want...

I wouldn't get anything larger then a 155cm

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Old 12-12-2009, 12:22 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I consider myself a intermediate rider Ö I have been snowboarding for 6 years now Ö but I only go 1 or 2 weeks a year because in Portugal we donít have snow Ö itís a pity!
My actual board is 151 but I donít know about the size for the new one!
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A 151 would be a good length for you considering your size.

So really you need to decide what type of riding you want to do mostly, then we can go from there. I've found that it's pretty difficult to get a board that does everything great. Some boards do everything good, but not everything great.
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go to whistler, demo there and then buy your preferred demo

148 for park and 153+
for pow

otherwise my daughter likes Salomon gypsy and gnu are nice
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Perfect perfect would be two boards!! Lol But donít want to spent so much money Ö and after all itís for a course and for my small trips every year!
I think I will keep the ďgoodĒ not the ďgreatĒ Ö I love freeride and I want to improve park in Canada Ö so the only way itís the all mountain board!
Ohhh and my actual board is very stiff Ö because itís a man board Ö so a park board very flexible will be so much different
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I like the idea of a demo!!
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Demos are the best way to go, but it's difficult to get a variation of boards to demo.

If you want something that can do everything ok, and will do even better in the park since you have a stiff board already, then get the Capita Space Metal Fantasy FK. You will be able to take it anywhere and do anything you want with it. It's the girl version of my board and I love taking it all over.

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At the local hill, you can do a performance rental and then change out how many ever boards you want in a day, libs, gnu, option, burton etc they have quite a few. Then if you want a demo they give a reasonable price since its new/used and will knock off the demo/rental rate. Just go to a good rental shop let them know your intentions and they should accommodate you.

perhaps a twin rockered park with mag/viro/equalizer but you also need to consider snow conditions of where you will be mostly riding...like whistler probably want to go a tad longer for pow potential vs little/no pow you could go shorter, twin for switch and spins, rockered for fs and pow, magnetraction for ice and packed conditions...something like salomon gypsy, burton blender, narrow banana/park pickle, b pro or b nice, ns infinity
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