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Old 11-09-2008, 08:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default New women's board...K2, Technine, or Forum?

Hey so I've only had one board and I've been riding for several years now so I've decided I want to upgrade. From asking various people and doing some research, I think I've narrowed it down to either the K2 Moment or Luna, Technine Dime or Forum Aura. Do you guys have any knowledge on these boards/ which one might be the best?

I'm pretty much an all mountain rider, but I wouldn't mind trying things out in the park as I progress. I'm 5'3 and weigh 110, if that helps. I also just ride on the East Coast so no large amounts of powder for me.

If there are any other boards you would suggest, I would love to get some advice!

Oh and I do have a budget so really around the 300 or less range is what I'm looking for.

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Old 11-09-2008, 10:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Get the Luna and be stoked. Or see if there's a deal on the Fallen Angel from Atomic that board would be solid for you as well.
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Old 11-09-2008, 11:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I rock around on my girls luna. shes 5 6 125 and Im 6 0 and 175 and I like to press on it in the house, and pop and its a solid piece of hardwear, Id honestly ride it if my boots wouldnt hang way over it
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Luna or the Aura. These were 2 of the 3 boards my girl looked at before she bought her Ride Crush. That may be another board you want to look at, the Ride Crush or Rapture. She had a Roxy originally and had a hard time with it, picked up a Rapture which was smaller and lighter and picked up on snowboarind instantly. Both ride boards are excellent to learn and progress with.
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wow, so it seems like the luna is my best bet. i had read somewhere that it chipped easily, but maybe those were just the earlier models?

i just stumbled across the ride solace if anyone has any input on that?

i've also heard really great things about capita's saturnia, but it seems that is mostly a park board, which won't be where i spend most of my time.
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Old 11-10-2008, 03:22 PM   #6 (permalink)
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wow, so it seems like the luna is my best bet. i had read somewhere that it chipped easily, but maybe those were just the earlier models?

i just stumbled across the ride solace if anyone has any input on that?

i've also heard really great things about capita's saturnia, but it seems that is mostly a park board, which won't be where i spend most of my time.
I think the Luna might be a good choice, it seemed like a solid board for an advancing intermediate rider when i rode it last year - it has a fun flex and is pretty forgiving. I know a few girls who ride it and haven't heard anything about it chipping, or at least not any more than your usual cosmetic stuff.

Another board you might consider based on that would be the Omatic Benetar? Omatics tend to be affordable, and the Benetar had a all-mountain/freestyle shape and a really fun poppy flex. The girls who rode it in our board test liked it quite well.

We tested out a bunch of women's boards and the reviews are here: Board Test
(unfortunately, the only k2 we tested was the fling, which is a freestyle board)

I haven't ridden the Saturnia, but it felt like a pretty soft board, and it's a true twin, so definitely a more park-oriented shape than most of the other boards you've mentioned.
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