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|03-16-2014 03:08 PM|
I recommend getting a traditional cambered board for the east coast. Just better edge hold for the variety of conditions.
But not too many companies aren't making cambered boards especially for their female line, Technine still has the Nine. Yes and Bataleon boards have camber in between the bindings.
|03-13-2014 09:59 AM|
Magnatraction is not about skill level, it is about preference.
There are beginner/intermediate/advance riders that does not like MTX. There are beginner/intermediate/advance riders that likes MTX.
Can a camber board with no MTX grips ice with confidence? absolutely for some.
Can MTX create a sensation that feels like it's dragging? absolutely for some.
Can serrated edge with more contact points create more confidence for east coast boarders always on ice or have more night boarding situations? absolutely for some. I find this especially true on reverse or hybrid camber boards that you find in majority of Mervin models.
Even Mervin realize this as they have varying degrees of MTX in their various models. Find the one that SUITS you!
Other companies like Neversummer and Arbor has their own version of MTX (with lesser contact points) and they work in their own ways as well. There's no right or wrong knife, just the preferred kind of knife edge for different cutting purposes.
|03-11-2014 03:28 AM|
Shameless self-plug, but selling this board/binding combo for a steal if you're interested. Awesome board to learn and progress on. My gf is in her 3rd season now and just upgraded to the NS Infinity with Burton Lexas.
|03-09-2014 10:25 PM|
I have a B-Pro and think Gnu boards are phenomenal but like others have said if you find something else you like go for it. I wouldn't get the cheapest beginner board because if you are serious about riding you will grow out of it.
To the rider that worried a B-Pro 146 was too large I am about the same stats as EatRide and came from small 140s boards and don't regret it, that board rides great and if your feet are large enough is not too much IMO. If you wanna wait tho I think I saw in the Gnu girls lookbook for next year a 143 B-Pro (only in C3) that looks sick...
|03-09-2014 08:30 PM|
Originally Posted by elaine003 View Post
consider burton deja vu as to compare to what you've listed above.
about now you should be seeing 30-40 percent off on boards; if you're still riding and renting you won't be ahead if you wait for summer, and sometimes there's not much left to choose from by then.
|03-09-2014 07:48 PM|
I was out with a friend who just demoed The Infinity, B-street and B-pro. She liked them all! Found the B-pro a bit much for her general riding style, saying that she's love it early in the day when her legs were fresh, but it might be too much board when she was tired.
She found little to choose between the other two (not meaning that they were identical) so her choice is probably going to come down to available sizes, price and graphics.
Didn't sound any of the 3 would be a poor purchase.
|03-09-2014 07:33 PM|
I just wanted to get your input about the rental boards you rode over the weekend. Likes, dislikes, favorites, etc...Any specifics you can provide about the boards camber profile and size would be extremely helpful.
|03-05-2014 09:05 PM|
|campfortune||Don't think you can find Ladies choice anywhere now...since Jamie won in the Olympic with the very same board. if there is any left, no discount most likely...that sucks for me, since I want one|
|03-05-2014 08:05 PM|
The Infinity is a great all around board. It has what they call a Vario sidecut, helpful but can't compare with magnatrax, in my opinion. I like the Roxy Eminence which is a true twin, similar flex to the Infinity, rocker camber like the NeverSummer and magna traction. I have an eminence and an older (discontinued) Roxy. They have mild magnatrax, not grabby. (I demoed the Ollie Pop recently which I really wanted to like but it had a really grabby magna traction, more points, and I didn't like the feel of it.)
The B-Nice is a softer board which might be great for your size. Also rocker/camber and magna traction.
|03-05-2014 06:10 AM|
I would scratch B-nice and go with the ladies Choice or burton Deja Vu. My friend has the burton Feelgood and it is just too stiff for her. She has demoed the Deja Vu a couple times and loves it but the GNU ladies choice with magnatraction holds way better for her on ice. We are also on the east coast so edge hold is a must.
In my experience burton boards don't do that well on ice.
I can't talk about the other boards on your list just trying to give some helpful suggestions.
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