Board for girlfriend
So my girlfriend has been borrowing old equipment for over a year now that barely fits and itís time to get her something decent to ride. Iíve already found a nice deal on last yearís 32 prions and Iím considering the Ride VXnís for bindings. The only thing Iím not sure on is the board. Sheís about 5í4Ē and 140lbs with size 9 boots. I was thinking she could ride something in the 148-150cm range. She wants to try some park but Iíd want to get her something that will be good as an all-mountain board. Oh, and sheís an art major and very picky about the graphicsÖbut Iíll do my best to convince her if there is a really good board out there.
Anyway, Iím trying to keep the board around/under $200, which isnít too hard with all of the deals on last years stuff. The three boards she likes (based on looks out of all the boards I could find), are:
DC BFF 150 (2008/2009) $160
GNU B-Real 147 (2009) $175
Arbor Eden 148 (2009/2010) $200
The DC seems like a really good deal but Iíve heard some reviews of it being too soft, maybe not good for all mountain. But I do like the idea of getting her more of a park-centric board as long as it rides well for other things as well. Iím just a little nervous that they have so many so cheap (does no one like them?). The Arbor doesnít sound bad to me, and Iíve heard people like them as a brand. Just a little pricier. Not sure on the GNU except I've heard good things about the company for boards.
So Iím open to other suggestions or opinions on these three boards. Iím hoping to surprise her with an early x-mas gift. Let me know which of these you think would be best for her or if there are other good deals out there I should consider instead.