Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: In the south, 3 hrs from the nearest hill with lifts
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Tough call, she's tall and athletic, so she could probably handle the board, but it may not be much fun except in powder. Despite her height advantage, I think it's a long board for her. Sorry, I empathize on loving the deal!
I actually looked at the Feather for my wife, but after a lot of reading, I bought her a 2010 Rossignol Justice in 145 instead. It was only $230 shipped, so if she gets 2 seasons out of it, I won't complain. Would have love to buy her the Roxy Ollie Pop with C2, but it was more than twice the price since C2 is only on the 2011's.
I know one member here hates Rossi CamRock, but it gets good reviews and I figure the 1mm of camber is essentially a rocker-flat-rocker board. My wife is shorter and 20 something lbs heavier, but my guess is something like the rossi or a rocker-flat-rocker board will do better on groomers, will be a lot less squirly, and will still do well in powder.
Oh, and my wife's Large Burton Lexa's and size 8 Vans fit on it easily, so 8.5 women's boots will too. Not so sure about 11's though, my men's 9's look like they overhang a bit.
Can I ask about what the screaming deal on the feather was?