Burton Lux for a youth Boy?
Looking for opinions here.
I'm trying to buy an economical, probably used, setup for my Son.
He's a beginner rider, that will probably progress quickly to intermediate status this season.
I'd like to get a board that he can get more than one season out of.
He's 9yrs. old and 5'0"/5'-1" / 100#/105#, and growing.
I found a used Burton Lux 139cm board for sale locally, at a really great price.
Would this make a good choice? I know that it's designated as a Women's board,
but that graphics on this model are more uni-sex than "girly", IMO.
In Burton's "Board Finder" they list this as an advanced rider board,
which has me wondering if it'll be a difficult ride for him?
(too stiff, maybe?)
Can anyone comment on the Lux for this (unintended) purpose?
In looking for boards, it seems that there are a lot of choices 135cm and under in Boys/Youth boards, and then Men's sizes start around 144-ish. That's quite a large gap, that I believe my Son falls into. Any reason *not* to look at a 140cm Women's board? (as long as the graphics aren't overly feminine, of course!)
As far as Youth boards go, I'd love to find a (used) Capita Stairmaster Mini 138 at the right price, but so far I've come up empty. But would I be better off looking for boards >=140 just for longevity of use? Another viable option seems to be a Burton Punch? Just no a lot of choices out there in the 138-140 range...