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jac 06-27-2012 04:28 AM

Buying for my girlfriend
 
Hi guys,

I'm buying a board for my girl and she is bloody small 5ft , uk 3 boot size and weighs 7st (110lbs) we are looking at progressing to park riding this season as well be riding in tignes for 3 weeks , I'm looking at the salmon lark board 138 which is the size frosty size calc. Gives , is this a good choice for a girl that wants to smash it up but gets a little tired at the end of the day?

Cheers
J

Rider161 06-27-2012 07:09 AM

She may also want to look at the K2 Eco Pop :)

jac 06-27-2012 08:06 AM

The Eco pop only comes in a 145 ? Would this be too large for a midget ? :p

Rider161 06-27-2012 08:25 AM

haha yea that's a bit on the large side for her ^.^ My wife is 150 and rides a 145 for reference :)

jac 06-27-2012 08:29 AM

Think well need a 138-143 but it's very hard to find this sort of size :( damn her genes !!!

J

Rider161 06-27-2012 08:30 AM

unsure if she is a forum person but she or you can also look into shredbetties which is the woman's forum for snowboarding :)

eclipse1018 06-27-2012 09:08 AM

Your wife is going to shred the park with you??? lucky guy!!!
Board recommendation.... Never Summer Pandora.. the womens trick stick!

Justin 06-27-2012 09:49 AM

My wife had a forum star, it was soft so if your into big jumps i would look elsewhere but it was reverse camber and had a narrower waist width than most boards. She used it to learn on but doesn't ride park so i switched her to something else when she had more confidence. I think it comes in a 142, maybe smaller.

I think forum and burton have smaller waist widths than most companies so i would probably look there if your girl has small feet.

Clarion 06-27-2012 10:50 AM

My girlfriend bought the Ride OMG a I got her the Ride Fame bindings for it. She loves the set up. 140 is the smallest size though.

jac 06-27-2012 11:28 AM

From reviews, value for money the limited sizing options and perrks of the board (the damened feel for her little legs) i think this sounds good for my Girl, the only thing i want to know is that this board will perform not only in the park but also as an all mountain board, can anyone back this up please ?

Cheers
J


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