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Old 01-01-2013, 02:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default New setup advice for my gf

Title says it all. She already has Salomon boots so i want to surprise her with a board and bindings. She is a beginner that can link basic turns, but is close to having it all come together.

Thanks in advance. Happy New Years!
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Old 01-01-2013, 03:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Height, weight, shoe size, bikini pic would be helpfull
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I recently purchased a setup for my wife. I got her a reverse camber board (Burton Lux 154) because they make is easier to change directions and turn. I got her the gnu street bindings. These are great because they are quick rear entry and exit bindings. Women lack the upper body strength needed to constantly get up while snowboarding IMO. With these you stand while putting them on. They also have a quick release for the ankle strap only. They allows them to get more circulation while on the lift. my wife's feet are alway cold and this helped.
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have you looked at the gnu b-nice? my friend started on that board and she progressed well on it and loves it. it's also gotten some good feedback in reviews. its more of a freestyle board I think but if that's what she's looking to do, that board might be a solid choice.
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Old 01-01-2013, 07:54 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I just bought my wife an Arbor Swoon. I emailed Arbor about it and they say it's the women's Coda.
She likes it. She is a solid intermediate, cruises groomers, not aggressive. we ride in NY and the griptech is pretty good on ice.

Also considered last years Flow Jewel
New on ebay from $165 - $190, depending on the size.
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Go on evo outlet right now. Quite a few women's boards to choose from in various sizes, all for dirt cheap with the additional sale going on now.
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Thanks for the suggestions. While I won't post any bikini pics , i will say that she is 5'11 and has been using a women's 155. A shop we visited recommended getting her on a men's board. Anybody have any experience with that?
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Weight? Shoe size?
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Weight? Shoe size?
140lbs and size 10 boot
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