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Old 03-28-2011, 11:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I've been riding for about six years and I think it's time I invest in my own board.. finally!
I'm a girl, 20yrs old.
height: 5' 4"
weight: 150lbs
boot size: 7

riding style: free-ride, carving mountain not much park or terrain
riding location: NE (mostly PA)
&looking for a board that can help me gain some speed

From the reviews I've been reading, its sounds like I should be going for an All Mountain, Directional board, about 148-153cm length. Correct me if it sounds a bit off or if anyone has any suggestions for a board that fits my style. I've been looking at the Arbor Push because the specs look pretty sweet and the reviews are great. Know of any other intermediate boards with similar specs? My budget is about $300, trying to go for something not too expensive since this will be my first board.

Also not sure exactly which brands offer better All Mountain boards. Any suggestions for me to consider?
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i would really appreciate some suggestions. Thanks.
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Old 03-28-2011, 03:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Arbor makes great boards, you can't go wrong. If you wait for the summer you'll get killer deals. DOn't spend too much on the board...the best tool for learning in my case was a season pass....will make riding much cheaper!
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yah fyi Mountain Creek has season passes on sale right now for 299$ until april 18th ... i think they go to 450 after that.
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true to that. If you learn at mountain creek you can ride anywhere after that.
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Old 03-28-2011, 07:16 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I've heard great things about the Push - a good choice, especially if you're interested in a cambered board.

Also check out the K2 Ecopop, which has received a ton of buzz lately.

Other all mountain boards:
Never Summer Infinity
Roxy Eminence
Gnu B-Pro
Burton Feelgood
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Some stiffer freeride boards:
Roxy Envi
Rome Blue
Never Summer Lotus
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Old 03-28-2011, 10:36 PM   #7 (permalink)
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...Other all mountain boards:
...Roxy Eminence
Gnu B-Pro...
I have the GNU B-Pro, and it is fast (compared to what I'm used to riding).

The C2BTX took some getting used to for me, since I learned on/was accustomed to a reg cambered board; the biggest challenge was in the tendency to "override" it, for lack of a better description.

But I've found it to be playful, responsive, and almost intuitive...I swear it's like a dialogue happens with this board - in a way I've never experienced before. I feel I can progress with it, too, so it made the investment worth it for me. Got it late in the season and I can't wait to ride it more.

It also has magnetraction, which is a nice option for the east coast. Also, a portion of Barrett Christy's royalties from the board go to Boarding For Breast Cancer, which is a cool, charitable thing imo.

You might be able to find it on sale within your budget. Several shops have told me the Roxy Eminence was similar (when I was trying to buy the B-Pro locally and they had the Eminence in stock) but other than knowing they're both Mervin products, I haven't researched it fully.

Good luck with your purchase and (early) congrats on your new board!

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