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Old 02-16-2010, 12:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Rome Jett? Burton Feather?

Hi all,
I am new this season to snowboarding, but absolutely want my own gear-sick of renting. I am 5'5", 125 lb., size 8 boot.
Two boards that have jumped out at me and are in my price range are the Rome Jett and the Burton Feather. Can anyone let me know if these boards would be good for me? Any other suggestions are welcome. I'm hoping to spend about 400 on board, boots and bindings (but would be open to spending up to 500)

Thanks so much
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Old 02-16-2010, 12:33 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Do you plan on spending more time in the parks or on groomers (if you can, give us a percentage, some boards can mesh into one or the other but are suited to one specific style)? That'll help us out in terms of suggesting specific models.

In terms of buying...
Definitely a good time to be looking. Most of the gear is already getting marked down, and there's still some 09 gear here and there that's heavily discounted (you might have to if you want to keep it within that price... :/ )

Spend as much as you need to (even take some out of board and bindings) in order to get a boot that fits comfortably. It doesn't matter how great your board is if you hate snowboarding because your feet hurt.
Also, buy a helmet. It's worth the investment (price will range across the board (haha...) on helmets).
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Old 02-16-2010, 12:40 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thankls for the quick reply! I'm not interested in park riding at all currently... Fun to watch, but not for me
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Old 02-16-2010, 01:50 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I don't know much about Rome boards but my sister has a Feather. It's Burton's women's beginner board. It a softer flex and it has what they call "cruise control" edges. These are beveled or slightly "upturned" edges that make it harder to catch an edge and bail oh so hard.

Sounds like the kind of thing you could get some use out of seeing as you're new to this kick ass sport
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Old 02-16-2010, 08:07 AM   #5 (permalink)
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The Feather and Jett are both low-level beginner boards. The Feather in particular is a board that a lot of women grow out of quickly. Since it sounds like you have a little bit of experience, I would recommend the Rome Vinyl over the Jett and the Burton Troop or Lux over the Feather. Other excellent boards to check out: Capita Space Metal Fantasy, Atomic Fallen Angel, and K2 Luna.
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Old 02-16-2010, 11:55 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks again everyone
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Old 02-16-2010, 12:07 PM   #7 (permalink)
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If you stick with Burton, the Lux is a better choice. It is an intermediate board so it'll be great for you to grow into. It won't bore you as fast as a Feather will. For your weight, your suggested board size range is 145-152. Since you will do all-mountain and are a beginner, I personally recommend you ride a 146-148.

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