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Old 11-05-2012, 11:06 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Bro, I know you're trying to help your girl out, but if mine was this mental I would tell her she's on her own. It has to look good and have a cool name??? I don't envy you in the least man. Best bet, show her pictures and see one that she likes the style of and if she asks about what the boards name is, tell her that company doesn't name them, they just classify them as freeride, freestyle etc etc....
She trusts me to pic a board because she doesnt research stuff like I do. All she wants is a few to choose from so she can choose the one she likes the look of best.
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Old 11-05-2012, 11:07 AM   #22 (permalink)
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this all too bad - because the best women's board of all time is this season's Akin Snowboards "Legitimate Rape" 147
lol! She'd actually like that.

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Old 11-05-2012, 11:11 AM   #23 (permalink)
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ahhh...I remember being hot enough to get away with such bullshit. so many years ago....

tell your girl to live it up now, once she hits 30 it's all downhill. The older you get the less and less bullshit (most) guys will put up with to fuck you.


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Old 11-05-2012, 11:21 AM   #24 (permalink)
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She's not as high maintenance as I made her out to be. She's a vet, who never spends money on herself and is only concerned with animals....not your typical self centered bar bitch. She just doesnt know anything about boards, and wants to be able to choose the look etc. I guessing there are a ton of boards that would be a good fit for her, so I want to put a couple in front of her so she can take some ownership in it and choose what she likes the look of best.
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Old 11-05-2012, 12:02 PM   #25 (permalink)
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She's not as high maintenance as I made her out to be. She's a vet, who never spends money on herself and is only concerned with animals....not your typical self centered bar bitch. She just doesnt know anything about boards, and wants to be able to choose the look etc.
What type of riding does she envision herself doing? Any rails, or boxes? Any jumps? Will she be cruising the mountain primarily on groomed runs? Will you be riding mostly powder or 50/50 groomed powder?

I'm of the opinion she should buy the board she'll grow into. That way she will be happy with it for a long time. Take your time and spend money on the right board for her.

Can she demo a board? I would try to get her on several women's boards. They don't have to have nice graphics or names. Explain to her that you're exploring what type of board style she likes. This will then allow you to choose a couple of boards that will fit her. If she can only demo one board that gives you two boards to compare.

Ask her several things and compare it to her current board. Simple questions like:
1. Does the board feel like it has more grip? Too much?
2. How does the start of a turn feel?
3. What about the whole turn?
3. Do you like the way it goes from edge to edge?
4. How easy/fun was the board to carve?
5. If she can ollie, how did the pop feel?

$100 in demos is money well spent to get the right $400 board.

Have a gaggle of boards that will be right for her. Even point out your favorite from a performance point of view. Let her pick a board on looks. Above all else tell her you will not let her pick a board based on the name. Line up the boards at the shop without names or have images side by side on the computer with names blocked out.

p.s. Never Summer's women's boards seem to have better graphics than the men's. Compare the SL to the Infinity. The Lotus is just beautiful.
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Old 11-05-2012, 12:08 PM   #26 (permalink)
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She trusts me to pic a board because she doesnt research stuff like I do. All she wants is a few to choose from so she can choose the one she likes the look of best.
she trust you...really
all she wants...really
she likes the look of the best...truth

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Old 11-05-2012, 12:21 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Why would you a ridicule a question about a woman's snowboard?
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Old 11-05-2012, 12:44 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Why would you a ridicule a question about a woman's snowboard?
I laughed at the misspelling of ridiculous too.

Breaking news: Sassicaia ridicules question about women's snowboards. He's a jerk!
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Old 11-05-2012, 12:55 PM   #29 (permalink)
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try tracking down some bitch boards. they all have matching bindings available too which she might like.
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Old 11-05-2012, 12:59 PM   #30 (permalink)
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I just ended up recommending a Roxy Ollie Pop to my GF who is an intermediate snowboarder. She was on a really huge board before that was way too stiff. I also bought a Tesla for my sis for her first board!
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