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Old 01-18-2012, 03:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Girl needs help with buying her first board.

Hello there!

I know there are a lots of threads about 'advice for picking my first board', read a lot of them, but I still don't know where to start. So please, is there anyone who can help me?

I am around 180 cm (pretty large for a girl, I know) and 70 kg. I think I am and little advanced boarder and I really love the funpark. November I am going to do an instructor course, so despite my freestyle preference, I think I want an all-mountain board.

This week I have searched for hours, but I still didn't find a perfect board. So first of all I want to ask what size board you consider for me? Last year I boarded on a 154, but maybe that's a little to small?
I also like to know what flux you advise for me?

Will one of these be a good board for me?
1. Roxy Ollie Pop BTX (Roxy Ollie Pop BTX Snowboard Women's Reviews & Sale | trusnow.com)
2. Salomon Spark (Blue Tomato Winkel | Salomon Spark 154 + Celeste 11/12 Women Snowboardset | Salomon | Sets Freestyle+Freeride vrouwen |*Snowboards)
3. Academy Propaganda (Academy Propaganda Snowboard Men's Snowboard Reviews & Sale | trusnow.com)
4. Burton Feelgoed ICS (http://www.the-house.com/9858btfgi9z...nowboards.html)

Thanks for any help!

Best wishes, Nette

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depends what you really enjoy. the best bet is to get two boards. one for park and one for riding.

also the park board can be split from jibbing to jumping. depends on your preference really.

if you are instructing... are you teaching tricks or are you teaching how to ride? i would cater the board to that if it's your job.
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my good friend has the ollie pop and loves it, she is shorter than you but still finds the board playful enough for jumps and rails, while stiff enough for bombing runs, i don't know anything about the other 2 sorry.
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depends what you really enjoy. the best bet is to get two boards. one for park and one for riding.

also the park board can be split from jibbing to jumping. depends on your preference really.

if you are instructing... are you teaching tricks or are you teaching how to ride? i would cater the board to that if it's your job.
I am going to do a course for becoming an instructor in Canada in November and after that I will be working as a teacher for 4 months. But next month I am going to Germany and then I will already need my new board, otherwise I have to rent it.
Wish I could have 2 boards, but now I simply don't have the money for that.
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Add the K2 ecopop to your list.
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Add the K2 ecopop to your list.
Seems very nice! Thanks!
I only think it's a little to expensive for me at this moment.
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Hey Nette, what's your price range?
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Hey Nette, what's your price range?
Hello EatRideSleep, it's a birthday-present from my parents. I think they don't want to pay more than €350 for only a board, so under €350 ($450).

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Hello EatRideSleep, it's a birthday-present from my parents. I think they don't want to pay more than 300 for only a board, so under 300 ($380).
Happy Birthday!

Under $380 USD is a decent price range. You might be able to find something last season, too...it seems that longer sizes don't sell out super fast, so you might luck out there. Is there a particular size or range you're considering? I know you said you were on a 154 last season but thought it might be too small?

If I happen to know or see anything that would fit what you're looking for, I'll post back.

And, it's good to know there's a tall chick out there haha. I'm 2 inches shorter than you, but still taller than average so I know what you mean.

Oh, and what's your boot size?
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She ninja changed it to $450, and for that amount you can get you a lot of board for sure.
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