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Old 03-22-2011, 10:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Help me choose borad for my wife

I'm having hard time in picking a snowboard for my wife.

She is 5.6, 150, shoe size 7, intermediate rider that likes to go down the hills, she does not really go to park but maybe sometimes in the far future, BIG maybe.
Anyway, I was looking at this boards in descending order:

Never Summer Infinity
Never Summer Pandora
Burton Lipstick
Roxy Ollie Pop

What I want for her is to have the board that she will progress as rider and the board that is easy to make turns with and control.
If you can make any suggestion I will appreciate it greatly.
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Old 03-22-2011, 01:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Of those boards, I would recommend the Infinity. A very stable board for all-mountain riding. If you're worried about stiffness, you could go with the Pandora, but I don't think it's necessary.
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How do you think NS infinity compares to Burton lipstick, and what size do you think I should get for her?
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What size board is she currently riding? I'd say something between 150 and 155 in length.

Shayboarder provides excellent reviews of each. I'd say the Lipstick is slightly more playful than the Infinity:
Snowboard Review: 10-11 Burton Lip-stick Flying V – Shayboarder.com
Snowboard Review: 10-11 Never Summer Infinity – Shayboarder.com
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Thanks for the review. Right now she's got 145 burton punch with burton citizen bindings
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145 is pretty short for her. She'll probably feel more stable on something around 150. She could go even longer, but the difference between a 145 and a 155 is pretty remarkable and may cause some transition issues.
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yeah I think I will get her something around 150, that should not make a very hard transition. And what about the binding she is having. Do you think it's ok or should I get new one?
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Get her something better. Cheap Burton is baaaaadddd news.

Ride Vxn
Rome Madison
Union Milan
Union Trilogy
Flux GU30
Burton Lexa
Burton Escapade
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Get her something better. Cheap Burton is baaaaadddd news.

Ride Vxn
Rome Madison
Union Milan
Union Trilogy
Flux GU30
Burton Lexa
Burton Escapade
Wow that's a big list! I think I will go with NS infinity board. What bindings that you mentioned above will go with it nicely?
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All are good, all-mountain bindings. It just depends on how much you want to spend. The Ride Vxn is a good binding for its price point. I love love love my Rome Madisons. If she likes Burton, she'd be happy with the Lexas as well. Of course, you can't go wrong with Union or Flux either.
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