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Old 11-23-2008, 10:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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so i went to the skidazzle snow expo and was sold boots that were too big, bindings that were too big and a board that was too big. im 5'4 and 105lbs. i currently have an 07 salomon ivy and i do like it, but its a 152 and i need somewhere around a 143. ive been riding for about two years and im moving up to tahoe this ski season so i need a board that will perform well in all conditions...help? please? oh and im a girl because i know thats a pretty big factor in buying a board...
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Old 11-23-2008, 10:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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How did you get sold boots that were too big? You tried them on right? A 152 is a bit big, I would think. I'm 6'3 and I started on a board 2 cm longer.

I don't know anything about ladies boards, but I do have a few female friends who spoke highly of the Rome Blue. Not saying you should buy it, but it might be worth checking out.

What boots/bindings did you get?
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Old 11-23-2008, 11:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
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which one in sactown?
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Old 11-24-2008, 12:49 AM   #4 (permalink)
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well i did try them on but i had never bought boots before and i wasnt quite sure how they were supposed to fit. i told the guy they felt a bit big and he told me to wear thick socks...i got burton mints and for bindings burton stilletos. i got new boots and bindings who were suggested by someone that i trust and they fit correctly. ill check out the rome, ive heard awesome things about their boards.
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and i went to the expo in downtown san jose
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Old 11-24-2008, 12:52 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I'm not sure how the expo's work but is it possible to return/exchange the gear for the right sizes if you can't just return it? Baring that I would definitely talk to the Shred Betties. (speak out | Gear) At the least they'll be more help with female specific questions. If you find that you're stuck with the gear you can always try http://www.snowboardingforum.com/buy...ard-equipment/ to sell the gear or maybe Craigslist? And if you can't return/exchange it as a last resort you could always try talking to an indie company about a swap or them helping put the word out that you've got a deal for anyone interested. I know it's not much but I hope it helps give you some ideas at least.
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well i bought it all last season so there is unfortunately no way i can return the gear. i have new boots and bindings and im not too worried about selling them with the season just about to start im hoping that they will go pretty quickly they werent used much. i just need help choosing a new board, i dont really know too much about them. and thanks for your advice
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Old 11-24-2008, 02:57 AM   #8 (permalink)
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152 would be too big for you..but i think 143 would be way too short? Unless you are a big park rider..if you wanted to do the rest of the mountain I would guess 145-148ish? Then again i have never bought for a female so someone would have to chime in..

If you want to look at female boards check out shays blog at The World of Snowboarding through Fembot Eyes, she has tons of reviews of gear both female and otherwise that should get you on the right track..
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Old 11-24-2008, 03:09 AM   #9 (permalink)
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139-145.

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Old 11-24-2008, 11:06 AM   #10 (permalink)
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i told the guy they felt a bit big and he told me to wear thick socks...
You should go back there and slap the salesman.

As for board size, low to mid 140's will be fine for you.

When you buy boots, make sure they fit snugly. Never let anyone sell you something. Get the knowledge you need about what you're buying and go get it. Good luck finding a board and sorry about the crappy experience.
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