Snowboard for my wife
My wife has spent about 8 days on the slopes - 4 of those on a rental and the last 4 on her own gear. I got her a Burton feelgood 149 which has proven to be a mistake as it's too stiff for her. At the end of the first 4 days she seemed to be linking skidded turns, but she didn't seem to progress at all when on the feelgood. She was well within the weight range when we got it, and it was meant to have the same feel rating as a Tadashi fuse (which I own) but felt much stiffer when I rode it.
So seeing as there are some good deals around, I was thinking of getting her something much more beginnerish that will last her into her intermediate stage as we would most likely try to get rid of the feelgood.
My thoughts were to try and get something for up to 200 at sierra.
She is 120lb so I am thinking 144 is probably the size to aim for taking into he account her skill level and weight.
I have read previous threads of similar questions being asked, however, pretty much the only board that is mentioned in them found in my list below is the Burton Troop.
Boards that I think best meet the criteria are:
Burton Troop 141,146
Nitro Mistique 146
Other boards that are in the price range but I am not so keen on:
Flow BFF 143, 145
Flow Elation 143, 147
Nitro Runaway 146
Forum Star 142, 146
Flow Jewel 143, 146
Nitro Runaway Gulwing 146
Forum Spinster 144, 146
Sierra V Spot 142 (how a board with an extruded base is meant to retail for $500 is a mystery to me...)
Burton The Social 142
Of the 2 boards I think would be best I am leaning towards the Troop but am not quite sure which size to go for, I just really want to get the right thing this time so that she can progress a bit further when we go to NZ for 5 days in July.
Oh and she would be using the board with some burton Lexa bindings.
Any suggestions or opinions are welcome....