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03-19-2014 06:47 PM
Tarynne123 Thanks for the advice I have now ordered a Jones Hovercraft 152 Woman's board from the U.S. I am very excited about it and cant wait to try it out. My husband also ordered a Slash Straight Snowboard. Not sure how different it is to his Libtec Hotknife, but it certainly looks better
Cheers
Tarynne
03-18-2014 08:49 PM
redlude97 I just had my friend buy a 153 powder snake and she's 5'2" and 120ish lbs. That might work for you
03-18-2014 08:40 PM
Tarynne123 Thanks for the advice on the boots and bindings, I think I know where I am going wrong with them. Any advice on what size board I should be buying? Looks like I am going for a Hovercraft.
03-18-2014 05:46 PM
ridinbend A bunch of gals riding in the Dirksen derby looked real confident on sick sticks surprisingly. Best of luck.
03-18-2014 05:30 PM
wrathfuldeity
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The best way for me to ride is for the bindings and boots to be so tight that they cut off my circulation, that way I get very little heal lift.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks!!
should not have to crank down laces and binding straps to prevent heel lift...by doing this you are applying the wrong force thus cutting off circulation, boot laces and binding straps only need to be a bit snug. Heel lift is fixed by doing mods to the liners of the boot and with good insoles...see below for ideas to mod liners

http://www.snowboardingforum.com/boo...s-faq-etc.html
03-18-2014 05:12 PM
Tarynne123 Thank you for your advice, I am currently in the process of ordering a Hovercraft 152 from the US. But would just like to double check the size. Should I stick to this size or go a little smaller?
I am 163cm tall and weigh between and 50 and 52kgs.
Also I am going to invest in some new bindings, I like the idea of the flow bindings, but want to make sure they are going to keep my feet really secure and in place as I always struggle to find the right balance between my boots and bindings. The best way for me to ride is for the bindings and boots to be so tight that they cut off my circulation, that way I get very little heal lift.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks!!
03-17-2014 08:24 PM
tokyo_dom Similar height weight to my wife, yet she rides a 143... No problems on any groomed runs and through trees etc.

Admittedly she does tend to come to a stop in deep powder, but i think that is more of a problem with her slowing down intentionally, than the board. I am 70kg and ride my 152 through the same pow grinning ear to ear.
03-17-2014 07:51 PM
Bamfboardman
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Thank you Bamfboardman. I read up on the board and love it(looks great too). It says its more of an advanced board and that worries me a little, as I am not advanced. Also would it be any good on the Australian snow fields? I will need to use it once or twice a year on it when we take our two small boys to the snow, Although I think most of our ridding will be in Japan as the snow there is so addictive.
Thanks
I wouldn't worry about the labeling of the board. You should do fine. It might be a little stiffer and more responsive then what you're used to but it will hold from powder to gromers. The camber will deal with edge and the rocker in tip will float you through the pow.
03-17-2014 07:45 PM
ETM Boards that are too wide are difficult to turn. That could be your issue
03-17-2014 07:30 PM
Tarynne123 Thank you Bamfboardman. I read up on the board and love it(looks great too). It says its more of an advanced board and that worries me a little, as I am not advanced. Also would it be any good on the Australian snow fields? I will need to use it once or twice a year on it when we take our two small boys to the snow, Although I think most of our ridding will be in Japan as the snow there is so addictive.
Thanks
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