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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-09-2008, 05:54 PM Thread Starter
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help get my lil sister riding

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Hi im trying to get my little sister riding this year she is 15 years old height is 5'3" she is 100lbs and wears a size 7 womens burton boot..I could have her use my last seasons ride kink, but it is a 152 and she barely gets into the weight class for the board.
So i looked around and i saw a ride ruckus 146 from last season for 50% off and i just wanted to know if this board is a good size for her will it ride good and give good all-mountain riding unlike the kink would

again thank you for the sister thanks you all too
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I would find a womens specific board because they are designed with pressure points specifically located to help with a womens center of gravity.
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Has she ever ridden before? Before you shell out you should find out if she likes it with a lesson and rentals. Maybe even search craigslist for a used set up, that way she won't bash up a brand new board in her first season. My sister thought for sure she'd dig snowboarding so her boyfriend gave her a board for Christmas. She gave it her best -- two or three times out -- and her board is still sitting in her closet three years later.
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Yeah my little sister is determined to learn this year as well but I know how frustrated she'll get the first day so I'm making her rent and take lessons for a few days before she thinks about buying her own setup.

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