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sarahofthesea 11-29-2012 06:49 PM

Gear Question!- Female Beginner
 
Hi Everyone!

So, I've been doing a ton of research over the past couple of days because I am in the market for some new snowboarding gear. Now, I haven't snowboarded in almost 4 years, and even when I was snowboarding I was by no means good. I mean, I could make it down the mountain, fall free, and i could decently carve.

Anyways, I've only owned one board... an Elan 151cm, not sure of the model. I always found it heavy and very stiff though, not sure if that was just my inexperience.

I'm thinking of purchasing the Flow Jewel 149cm

Is this a good choice for a beginner?

Will it suit me once I've progressed some?

It says this board is good for free riding and freestyle, anybody's personal experience? (I read a review on snow betty's and they said they loved it)

is this the right size board for me?

Also here are my stats
Height: 5'7
Weight: 145
Shoe Size: 8.5

any suggestions on bindings, i was looking at the k2 cassette ltd from a couple season's ago, that have the polyurethane backing(i think)

or

flow muse

sorry, if that was long-winded, just wanted to be detailed.

also, any other suggestions would be more than welcome!
i'm looking at buying a board that's a couple season's old so that I can save some cash, same schtick with the bindings

sarahofthesea 11-29-2012 08:57 PM

bahhhhh 88 views and nobody wants to help me. the horror.

24WERD 11-29-2012 09:08 PM

My gf has a GNU b-PRO from 2010-2011 with men's flux tt30 med which will fit you with a 8.5 women's boot.

used one season for 350.

otherwise can't help you.

Howlingsonnets 11-29-2012 09:14 PM

I have a flow jewel and its SIIIIICK! Tons of forgiveness but handles powder very well and if ur going to try jibbing its smooth as butter! Def a great great board!

Howlingsonnets 11-29-2012 09:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sarahofthesea (Post 545282)
Hi Everyone!

So, I've been doing a ton of research over the past couple of days because I am in the market for some new snowboarding gear. Now, I haven't snowboarded in almost 4 years, and even when I was snowboarding I was by no means good. I mean, I could make it down the mountain, fall free, and i could decently carve.

Anyways, I've only owned one board... an Elan 151cm, not sure of the model. I always found it heavy and very stiff though, not sure if that was just my inexperience.

I'm thinking of purchasing the Flow Jewel 149cm

Is this a good choice for a beginner?

Will it suit me once I've progressed some?

It says this board is good for free riding and freestyle, anybody's personal experience? (I read a review on snow betty's and they said they loved it)

is this the right size board for me?

Also here are my stats
Height: 5'7
Weight: 145
Shoe Size: 8.5

any suggestions on bindings, i was looking at the k2 cassette ltd from a couple season's ago, that have the polyurethane backing(i think)

or

flow muse

sorry, if that was long-winded, just wanted to be detailed.

also, any other suggestions would be more than welcome!
i'm looking at buying a board that's a couple season's old so that I can save some cash, same schtick with the bindings

Im 5'8 140lbs and i bought the 149 model....if that helps!

Howlingsonnets 11-29-2012 09:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sarahofthesea (Post 545282)
Hi Everyone!

So, I've been doing a ton of research over the past couple of days because I am in the market for some new snowboarding gear. Now, I haven't snowboarded in almost 4 years, and even when I was snowboarding I was by no means good. I mean, I could make it down the mountain, fall free, and i could decently carve.

Anyways, I've only owned one board... an Elan 151cm, not sure of the model. I always found it heavy and very stiff though, not sure if that was just my inexperience.

I'm thinking of purchasing the Flow Jewel 149cm

Is this a good choice for a beginner?

Will it suit me once I've progressed some?

It says this board is good for free riding and freestyle, anybody's personal experience? (I read a review on snow betty's and they said they loved it)

is this the right size board for me?

Also here are my stats
Height: 5'7
Weight: 145
Shoe Size: 8.5

any suggestions on bindings, i was looking at the k2 cassette ltd from a couple season's ago, that have the polyurethane backing(i think)

or

flow muse

sorry, if that was long-winded, just wanted to be detailed.

also, any other suggestions would be more than welcome!
i'm looking at buying a board that's a couple season's old so that I can save some cash, same schtick with the bindings

Sorry for the constant back to back posts...im using the tapatalk app n its a lil weird

I wear 8 in boots but i havent bought new bindings...i still have my burton citizens from 2011....i DID wanna give the muses a try but i couldnt afford it

I order from a store on ebay...mom n pop place in state college, pa called snowdealsnow.com

They have great prices free shipping and fast!

The flow jewel is $199 right now for a 149

I dont know where you are from but i just scoped REI store in conshoken pa (right outside of philly) they have a bunch of boards on sale right now....

I will throw the ride vxn or lxh bindings out there...i was DEF looking at those as possible nexts

Once again sorry so choppy!

sarahofthesea 11-29-2012 10:08 PM

awesome, awesome!

thanks for the input!

:) can't wait to get out there this season
.. just bought a pass to whistler for only 489$, student discount.... it's like 1000$ off, how can ya go wrong?!

Howlingsonnets 11-29-2012 10:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sarahofthesea (Post 545398)
awesome, awesome!

thanks for the input!

:) can't wait to get out there this season
.. just bought a pass to whistler for only 489$, student discount.... it's like 1000$ off, how can ya go wrong?!

Def a sweet deal....

I bought a pass to camelback for $200 and our local radio station 93.3 WMMR every year does a $24/ticket w a limit of 5 pp.....so i got 10 of those....therefore i can go tO either.....

Did u go with the flow jewel?

sarahofthesea 12-04-2012 08:29 PM

Yes, I did go with the Flow Jewel!! .. Just need a chance to head over the border to the REI store to pick it up! :) cannot wait!

Howlingsonnets 12-05-2012 06:07 AM

Awesome!!! Where you from!? Im gna assume canada?


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