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Old 07-21-2011, 04:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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so my girlfriend needs a new board for next season and im thinking about getting her one for her birthday. the problem is i cant figure out what size she should ride. ill start by saying shes only about 5'2 and 100lbs. she is just beginning and can barely ride, i have to help her everytime down the mountain. last year she was riding her sisters 151 and it was clearly way to big for her, she could barely turn the thing. would it be wise to get her something small that she can maneuver easily, like a 140 or smaller? any help would be awesome, im looking to buy something very soon. thanks.
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Old 07-21-2011, 06:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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lilfoot1598 is kind of our resident defacto expert on boards for small women. She's answered several of these types of threads, so you might get some immediate joy by checking her posting history. Otherwise, check for older threads in 'boards'.

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I would suggest to buy MINI.
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My fiance is about that weight and height and rides a 138. I think 138-140 is fine. She doesn't do any tricks or anything, just goes down the mountain leisurely (timid after watching her co-worker tear his body up on a fall). Get something freestyle so it's a bit softer, not a noodle but not stiff either. Roxy, NS pandora, etc,.
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Old 07-22-2011, 09:27 PM   #5 (permalink)
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You pretty much cant got wrong with any of these

Ride Compact
K2 Lunatique
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Is something she'll be able to progress on but can still learn on
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Old 07-23-2011, 08:14 PM   #6 (permalink)
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She's small, which will certainly restrict the boards she has to choose from.

You may be tempted to buy a children's board - don't do it. They are total crap and not built for adults.

At 100 pounds, you she would probably be most comfortable on anything between 138 and 144, with a 140 or 142 being ideal.

Honestly, her shoe size may have more of an impact on what she can ride than her weight. I wear a women's size 4 boot and every board on the market is at least one inch too wide for me. It robs me of edge control to the point where I can't ride anything stiffer than a park board.

Anyway, check out the Roxy Ollie Pop, the Roxy Eminence, the NS Pandora, the Capita Space Metal Fantasy, and the Gnu B-street. I have ridden - and loved - the NS, Capita, and Gnu boards listed here, but the NS Pandora is by far my favorite. It has everything a small girl could ask for: great edge hold, soft waist, and superior dampening (compared to the Roxy and Gnu lines).
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Old 07-27-2011, 05:52 PM   #7 (permalink)
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thanks everyone, i went with the flow bliss 140, got a good deal on it and its a rocker too so she shouldnt catch an edge as easily which was a big problem for her last year.

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That's a kids' board, which is why it was so cheap. Chances are, it won't last her long.
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Old 07-28-2011, 09:45 AM   #9 (permalink)
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That's a kids' board, which is why it was so cheap. Chances are, it won't last her long.
agreed. should've shelled out more bux and gotten something nicer. kids boards while attractive in price is a bad investment in the long run
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Old 07-29-2011, 02:52 AM   #10 (permalink)
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hmmmm... it said its a womens board, and the sticker on the board even says womens, oh well, to late now, her birthdays tomorrow..
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