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Old 10-23-2013, 11:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My wife told me she wants a new snowboard this year as she will have more time to ride than the last few years. She is currently riding an older roxy eminence that's full camber size 151. She would prefer a roxy board but I was wondering if the ladies choice asymmetrical would be a good option for her. She likes to ride mostly groomed trails and will venture off trail with me when the powder is right. The thing I notice with her is that she is really heavy on her back foot and I always try to tell her she wouldn't have to do kick turns if she evened out her weight. She rides well, doesn't like to bomb though. Would the asymmetrical shape help her to link her turns more fluid than other types of boards?
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Hi,

What stance does she ride. Ass Pickle works great for rider's whose duck stance lines up well with the extended toeside sidecut. Also what is her weight and foot size?

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What stance does she ride. Ass Pickle works great for rider's whose duck stance lines up well with the extended toeside sidecut. Also what is her weight and foot size?

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Her stance has been a real point of contention, but ultimately she has gone with +9 -6 and is goofy. She is 5'8 women's size 9.5 she is a long time athlete and had a tough time getting the right boots for her heel spurs. Settled on 32 boots for the custom inserts. She loves em.
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Her stance has been a real point of contention, but ultimately she has gone with +9 -6 and is goofy. She is 5'8 women's size 9.5 she is a long time athlete and had a tough time getting the right boots for her heel spurs. Settled on 32 boots for the custom inserts. She loves em.
She will benefit a bit from ass pickle but would not notice that as much as a rider with a more aggressive duck stance. Pickle in itself (included on ass pickle boards) is the heelside sidecut which helps a rider commit their heelside edge with greater ease. That works very well. Getting her away from a full camber board will be the best thing you do for her. Regular BTW with magnetraction will be awesome for her confidence. If she digs Roxy style then I would say run with that. What is her weight (height is not a factor)?

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She will benefit a bit from ass pickle but would not notice that as much as a rider with a more aggressive duck stance. Pickle in itself (included on ass pickle boards) is the heelside sidecut which helps a rider commit their heelside edge with greater ease. That works very well. Getting her away from a full camber board will be the best thing you do for her. Regular BTW with magnetraction will be awesome for her confidence. If she digs Roxy style then I would say run with that. What is her weight (height is not a factor)?

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With the aid of an REI gift card and a big discount I pulled the trigger on this gem:

GNU Ladies Choice C2 BTX ASYM Snowboard - Women's - 2012/2013 at REI.com

Got the 151.5 from what I read, it should be a huge step up for her. I think she weighs 140, always a touchy subject ya know? Thanks for the feedback bratha.
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Rocker C2 should be a good ride for your wife. Easy to turn, hard to catch an edge. I like Roxy boards and this should be similar, both made by Mervin. The flex looks like it's about the same as the Eminence. Have her take a lesson. I couldn't learn anything from my husband and he's been an instructor. If you are in Colorado and she ever has Wednesdays off, there are women's Wednesdays programs at several mountains(A basin, Copper, ?). She can drop in on a class or sign up for more.
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Rocker C2 should be a good ride for your wife. Easy to turn, hard to catch an edge. I like Roxy boards and this should be similar, both made by Mervin. The flex looks like it's about the same as the Eminence. Have her take a lesson. I couldn't learn anything from my husband and he's been an instructor. If you are in Colorado and she ever has Wednesdays off, there are women's Wednesdays programs at several mountains(A basin, Copper, ?). She can drop in on a class or sign up for more.
Good to know, Colorado is definitely on this seasons list of places to ride. A lesson def couldn't hurt either. Cheers
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Rocker C2 should be a good ride for your wife. Easy to turn, hard to catch an edge. I like Roxy boards and this should be similar, both made by Mervin. The flex looks like it's about the same as the Eminence. Have her take a lesson. I couldn't learn anything from my husband and he's been an instructor. If you are in Colorado and she ever has Wednesdays off, there are women's Wednesdays programs at several mountains(A basin, Copper, ?). She can drop in on a class or sign up for more.
As an instructor, I can't even count how many girlfriends and wives I've taken out and taught to snowboard in 2 hours after their husbands failed horribly. I NEVER recommend taking lessons from friends, relatives or significant others. Something about it just makes it fail.

I've taught so many people how to ride, but teaching my sister and gf were nearly impossible, and it wasn't until they rode with other people that I saw their riding flourish.
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My wife told me she wants a new snowboard this year as she will have more time to ride than the last few years. She is currently riding an older roxy eminence that's full camber size 151. She would prefer a roxy board but I was wondering if the ladies choice asymmetrical would be a good option for her. She likes to ride mostly groomed trails and will venture off trail with me when the powder is right. The thing I notice with her is that she is really heavy on her back foot and I always try to tell her she wouldn't have to do kick turns if she evened out her weight. She rides well, doesn't like to bomb though. Would the asymmetrical shape help her to link her turns more fluid than other types of boards?
Not sure...need to see pics of wife to be sure
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Lots of people learned to ride from my husband and thank him and come back for more lessons. I was even with him once when he patiently taught a friend who was visiting us. When he was teaching me, he'd yell stuff at me when I was riding. Once I thought he said "Go down" so I pointed my board down the hill and fell. He'd yelled "Slow down."
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