hi. I love snowboarding yet know nothing about any of it.. I consider myself an advanced noob.. but I am looking for a board, boots and bindings for my completely noob girfriend..
She ways 100 lbs .. she is 1.57 m tall .. rides goofy ..boot size 6... budget $400 max $500
I have and love Burton custom flying V .. but am open to all brands..
she will never be doing crazy stuff.. she just wants a pretty.. good board that will be easy for a beginner yet last her for hopefully several years.
I got my sis a Rossignol Tesla last season and she loves it. It is mostly rocker, so easy for a beginner but what I was really amazed by was how light this thing is. I feel like with newbies (especially ladies) lugging a heavy board around the hill is a pain. Throw some nice light bindings on there and she will enjoy for sure. We put Burton Scribe bindings on it. My sis actually progressed incredibly fast on it... faster than I did when I started. I had her on intermediate runs on her third day, and when it snowed a bit the rocker made it easier to float and turn.
One of my favorite boards right now is a K2 Eco Lite. I wish i wouldve learned on one. It's a flat board with a bit of rocker in the ends. Its just about impossible to catch an edge and super lightweight. Dont know about where it lands on cuteness....