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Old 09-16-2012, 07:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Foot size: 7 US


My wife is a beginner and looking at getting her own setup.

She is 5'2", 130lbs .. just had our 2nd child 3 months ago and wants to take advantage of her winter off on maternity leave and use boarding to help whip herself back in shape.

No park riding

Likely will ride greens and blues on a groomed hill.

The snowboard guide suggests 145cm board 231 mm waist width

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Old 09-16-2012, 10:15 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi Easto,

Please post up her foot size as well. Rider height is not a factor in board selection, but foot size is a big one.

Thanks!
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She is a size 7
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Perfect. I would highly suggest that you not use length (a tip to tip cm length) to narrow yor search. Were there any particular brands that interested her/you? We will all be happy to make some specific suggestions.

Thanks!
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Old 09-16-2012, 01:13 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Sorry bud, I haven't the foggiest.

But I'll try & help. Have you heard of Redflagdeals.com? It's a strictly Canadian forum full of deals, found & posted by other Canucks. There's not a lot of snowboard stuff posted, but when there is, it's usually worthy.

I've seen some pretty good sales posted by people, shitty thing for me is they all seen to be on your side of the country.

Then there is this team assist thing from Sportchek.
https://team.sportchek.ca/pages/home.jsp?pn=season
Which I learned from Redflagdeals.
This is the wickedest deal I think I've ever seen.
Sign up & you'll get 30 of each of the following.

The highlight being 30 $40 gift certificates towards tech service.
You can get the full meal deal tune up for $40.
$1200 bucks worth

That might give you more of a selection if your buying a used board.
You could probably find a really good board that's all scratched up on the base, then take it for a base grind.
It should look as good as the day it came off the shelf.

The rest of the coupons aren't that great, except the "20% off any single item".
This one can be used anytime on any item, even if it's already on sale.
Find something for 50%-70% & it becomes 70%-90% off.
You could probably get a smokin' deal on Boxing day.
Best I can do.

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Old 09-16-2012, 02:18 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I actually just signed up for the team assist program this morning.

I hope I get my stuff before Xmas time
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Old 09-16-2012, 06:37 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I know that my wife and several of her friends have enjoyed riding the K2 Fling. Might be worth your time to check it out. It appears from K2's website that they no longer make the board, but you can still pick one up online from a variety of different stores.
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i would say check out some womens boards from Ride, K2, and even Burton makes some nice womens boards. Pretty much every female rider i know rides on one of those brands.
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I was looking into boards for my GF last season. She was also a beginner and similar size we narrowed it down to the following:

Nitro Mystique
GNU bnice
Ride Compact

We ended up going with Mystique at 146. Great board for her to progress on without outgrowing it in a hurry.

I would recommend go for something with rocker or hybrid camber to make learning progression easier for them. My gf hardly caught an edge all season will progressed nicely with turn initiation and some carving.
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Burton's most popular board for female learners is the feather, suggest buying used and then flip for a better board once ready
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