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Old 12-25-2011, 08:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am trying to get my gf an upgraded snowboard for the holidays. She is 5' 3" and 130lbs. Does anyone have any reviews on the salomon radiant or ride rapture? Or any other cheap but high quality suggestions? Thanks for the help
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Old 12-26-2011, 08:38 AM   #2 (permalink)
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What skill level is she? What type of riding does she like to do?

I'm still beginner/low intermediate and picked up a Ride Rapture (the 2011 version from Evo outlet store) this year. It's my first board and I'm quite happy with it, but the only thing I have to compare it to is several trips worth of rental boards (it's much better than those). It seems reasonably durable so far, with only a few minor scratches to show for having ridden over quite a few stumps and rocks in my 4 trips out so far this season.

I'm 5'6" and 115lbs and got the 151 but would probably get the 147 if I had it to do over again. Even so, I haven't found that I feel like I'm really having to manhandle the board the way I often did with rental boards. For the price (~$190 after coupons) I think the Rapture was a great choice.
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Old 12-26-2011, 08:43 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Shes an intermediate rider and she rides all terrain. Mostly just down the hills but this year she wants to get more into terrain park stuff. Since she's still not totally comfortable doing serious carving in want a soft to medium flex board
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