Happy New Year everyone!
I have been pushing my wife to let me get her a new board for years and would appreciate your recommendations. Stats: 5'7", 115 lbs, size 10 (women) U.S. boots. She's hot too, I am very lucky, which is why I want to buy her a cool new board. Price is not a consideration, though she'd kill me if I spent $1000 on it
. I'm thinking in the $400-$600 range.
She has been riding since 1995 on the same Burton Custom 151 (it may have been a women's board, but its been a long time, it's the old school pink/magenta one with the man in the moon and teddy bear graphic). She is an Intermediate/Advanced rider. She rides mostly groomers, some powder, no terrain park ever, and she's not really interested in the backcountry or trees. What she does well is go down blue/blacks out west at race car speeds. She is very fit and has battleship strength in her legs (crack a walnut b/w her thighs) because she rides horses every single day. She uses Ride Vixen bindings if you care.
I was thinking about a Never Summer Lotus, but to be honest, with her large feet, she really does not need the narrow waist of the women's board, and the softness really won't matter.
Please make any recommendations you can. Thank you in advance.