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04-12-2014 10:12 PM
blooh I agree.

I am so appreciative of all the information you have provided. Thank you for your time! I hope this may be of some help to others as well
04-12-2014 02:35 PM
Wiredsport
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If I go to EVO website and click on any one of the Never Summer women's boards they have in stock and click on the size chart it brings up all of the women's boards and weight/height recommendations. I will try to include the link...I hope that is ok. You will see the size chart next to the available sizes in that board
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I would feel very badly for the 70 lb girl that was advised to ride this 140 . I do not believe Never Summer publishes suggested weight ranges. Store web entry guys are not always careful in putting these numbers together. In this case the 140 should be bumped up by 20 lbs to ~ 100 to 140 lbs.
04-12-2014 02:04 PM
blooh If I go to EVO website and click on any one of the Never Summer women's boards they have in stock and click on the size chart it brings up all of the women's boards and weight/height recommendations. I will try to include the link...I hope that is ok. You will see the size chart next to the available sizes in that board

Never Summer Infinity Snowboard - Women's 2014 | evo
04-12-2014 01:15 PM
Wiredsport
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sorry about that. I'm talking about the riders weight recommendations (range) for the Never Summer Onyx and Never Summer women's boards in general compared to GNU. You had suggested for me to take a look at the 140cm Onyx but I just realized it's recommended max rider's weight is 125.
Where are you seeing that weight suggestion for the Onyx?
04-12-2014 01:10 PM
blooh sorry about that. I'm talking about the riders weight recommendations (range) for the Never Summer Onyx and Never Summer women's boards in general compared to GNU. You had suggested for me to take a look at the 140cm Onyx but I just realized it's recommended max rider's weight is 125. I weigh 120-15-25lbs. I wasn't sure if this matters as much as what we talked about before: effective edge and contact length.
04-12-2014 10:52 AM
Wiredsport
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Ok, one more question!

I didn't realize that the weight recommendations have been sized down for this board and never summer women's boards in general. For instance max weight for the Onyx 140cm is 125 lbs., 143cm is 135 lbs. compared to GNU boards which have a slightly heavier weight allowance for similar sized boards. Could that have to do with the contact length (which I know isn't given)? This came about when I told my husband the140 onyx would be appropriate for me and he informed me of the weight limits. Damn I lost a bet to my husband on this!
I am unsure what weight guidelines you are looking at.
04-12-2014 10:40 AM
blooh Ok, one more question!

I didn't realize that the weight recommendations have been sized down for this board and never summer women's boards in general. For instance max weight for the Onyx 140cm is 125 lbs., 143cm is 135 lbs. compared to GNU boards which have a slightly heavier weight allowance for similar sized boards. Could that have to do with the contact length (which I know isn't given)? This came about when I told my husband the140 onyx would be appropriate for me and he informed me of the weight limits. Damn I lost a bet to my husband on this!
04-11-2014 02:46 PM
F1EA Yep, stiff boards are difficult to maneouver because they take a lot of effort to engage the edges and so on (especially if it's torsionally stiff)... they're ussually heavier too. If you add running lenght to that, it becomes a real tank. Stable as hell and probably great for pow... but too much work for normal daily driving.

I think the Villain (or something very similar) would be neat for you. Try and hold one to check it's flex, and available sizes for your weight; but it should be ace.
04-11-2014 02:39 PM
Wiredsport
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I appreciate all of your help! If you don't mind I have just a couple more questions to fine tune all of the information. I have re-read the posts and apologize if I repeat myself! I just want to make sure I've got it.
No problem at all. There are a lot of terms thrown around in snowboard lingo, many overlap and plenty are plain old misused.

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Tip to tail measurement means nothing
Correct. Pay it no mind. Concentrate on weighted Running Length.

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could the added weight of having a longer tip and tail (longer length board like my Ladies Choice) effect the ride in any way?
Nope. The weight difference in this instance is too minor to matter.

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Is the longer effective edge making it hard to be quickly maneuverable or the total length
The longer weighted Running Length is the issue. That is what is making the board feel too large.

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I am wondering if I get the 143 cm Onyx if the reduced weight because of its reduced length will make the board feel different.
Nope.

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Just wondering if it will feel weird to have a 21" center to center stance on a 140cm board (BTW, I have fairly broad shoulders-not sure if this is why I like a wide stance...that and my short legs!)
Stance is all about personal preference. I am assuming that this was the stance that you enjoyed before on boards with similar Running Length so that should remain true.

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Many people have mentioned they enjoyed sizing down on there board while keeping the effective edge the same (on the medium/long end) as their longer boards.
That can be correct but only when they enjoyed the longer board. You would not want to try to match to a board that you did not like.
04-11-2014 02:18 PM
blooh Thanks F1EA-yes I'm probably over thinking it but that's because I don't want to make another mistake in regards to a new board...they aren't cheep. I was talked into the Ladies Choice. I can ride it, don't get me wrong, but it just feels a bit like a tank with regards to how I want to ride. Maybe I lack the strength for this board, because it feels like a stiff board not the medium it's listed as.
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