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Old 03-03-2011, 10:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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female HELP pick intermediate girl board

Hi Guys!
I need help to pick a board. I have been riding for 5 seasons, but I'm done renting (I have to get used to a different board every year), so this will be my first board.

I'll be as specific as I can:

Gender: Female
Age: 32
Weight: 115 lbs (52kg)
Height: 5'7" (1.70m)
Physical structure: Slim
Boot size: 9.5
Riding style: Freeride. No tricks
Type of snow: Groomed trails & some ice
Budget: $400 max
Level: Intermediate

What I'm looking for:
-A FRIENDLY easy riding board. Not interested on riding parks or high speed (so it doesn't have to be a super fast board)
-Stable on flats and high speed
-Ease of turning
-Gripping on ice

When you suggest a board model, please add the size you think would fit me based on the detail info I posted (this is great help since this changes so much from brand to brand)

I'll look forward for your recommendations,
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Old 03-03-2011, 11:47 AM   #2 (permalink)
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GNU B-Nice (directional) is a good beginner board that's good on ice. The B-Street (full twin) is supposed to be pretty good too. You can look at the sizing charts to see what you fit. Smaller = easier. larger = more stable at faster speeds. Usually larger accomodates widers stanced too but that depends on whether you go for the very end of the mounting range.

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Old 03-03-2011, 12:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Neversummer SL 151

You can also see if you can trial some boards before you make the purchase.
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Neversummer SL 151

You can also see if you can trial some boards before you make the purchase.
The SL is a mens board...

Look at the Flow Jewel 146 or an Arbor Cadence 147.
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Never Summer Infinity or Lotus.

My sister is around 5'7", probably 125ish with the same size foot. She's rocking a 149 NS Infinity.

Can only recommend from experience. But I have heard great things about GNU ladies' boards as well.
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Never Summer Infinity 145
Gnu B-Nice 145
Roxy Eminence 143

All have special edges (magnetraction or vario grip) for better grip on ice and all would be stable all-mountain, but still playful.
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Old 03-03-2011, 11:50 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Nitro Mystique 149/152 - fun, forgiving, stable and gullwing chamber to grip on ice.
K2 Eco Pop 148/152 - Nice Pop, Stable and fast.
Gnu B-nice 148/151 - Do it all board. Magne traction for ice, Banana for catch free ride.
Roxy Ollie Pop 148/151 - Soft and forgiving, magne traction and C2 banana for added control.
Gnu B-pro 149 - Similar to Roxy Ollie pop, wider waist and faster base.

I think you should go for a little bit longer board around 150 because of your ridingstyle. Your bootsize fits a bit wider boards to. Go for a soft board because of your weight!
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Old 03-04-2011, 12:49 PM   #8 (permalink)
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id go for a soft more playful board as well. like the gnu womens park pickle (its got magne traction) or the 2010 rome artifact. its regular camber, soft and there are lots of pink ones still hanging around in online stores. it was made as a mens board, so the pink ones never sold as well. (nothing wrong with pink). and because its last years board u should be able to find one for $300 or under. its also got lifted edges which r good for a more easy going-catch free ride.
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I want to THANK YOU because each of you took a few minutes to help me out. They're all great recommendations. Based on your advise I'm investigating each option so I can make a final decision. xoxo!!!
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I just bought my wife the Burton Feather. I did a lot of research before buying her a new ride and this is what I came up with.
Here is the write up on the board and the tech behind it.

The Feather™ is designed to make progression fast, fun, and easier than ever. Virtually impossible to catch an edge on, it combines NEW EZ V with Cruise Control ™ to lift the edges, soften the flex, and make the board forgiving and playful from tip-to-tail. Once you’ve mastered the basics, the Twin Flex will let you do it all over again, switch.
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