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Old 12-20-2009, 01:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Which of these boards would you recommend for a beginner?

Are any of these boards relatively good? (based on the brand name?)
Save on Salomon Grace Girl's Snowboard 140 - Youth Snowboard Snowboarding Gear Equipment
Save on Technine Dime Girl's Snowboard White 138 - Youth Snowboards Snowboarding Gear Equipment
Save on LTD Belle Girl's Snowboard 139 - Youth Snowboard Snowboarding Gear Equipment
Save on Morrow Wildflower Snowboard 140 - Women's Snowboard Snowboarding Gear Equipment
Save on Avalanche Bliss Snowboard 140 - Women's Snowboard Snowboarding Gear Equipment


I'm 5'2 and about 115 lbs, so a good size board would be around 138 - 140, right?
I'm hoping to spend less than $200 on a board. I went snowboarding 3 times last year, and I probably won't go more than 4 times this year, so I want a board that will be good enough, but not too expensive.

Thanks!

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Old 12-20-2009, 07:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Based on name alone, I would recommend the Salomon, although I honestly have no experience with any of those boards.

Generally speaking Technine and Salomon make higher quality boards than LTD, Avalanche, and Morrow.

However, if you are just going to go a few times a year and are just interested in having fun rather than on progressing seriously in the sport, any softer beginner's board would suit you just fine, including any of the boards you listed.

Consider looking at websites such as sierrasnowboard.com, backcountryoutlet.com, evogear.com, rei.com, eBay, and dogfunk.com for higher quality boards left over from last year. Check out the boards on sale. You should be able to find something better than what you listed for your price range. Look for a beginner's board or a freestyle board. Good luck!

Oh, and for your weight, 138-140 may be a bit on the small side. A good all-mountain size for you would probably be a 141-144. Just for comparison's sake, I am 4'11'' and 105 pounds. My first board was a 143. My two current boards are a 145 (which feels a bit long to me, so it's more of a freeride/powder board), and a 141 (perfect length for me, my freestyle deck).

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