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07-14-2014 11:27 PM
Justin
07-14-2014 11:39 AM
poutanen
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I just know pout loves camber and its summer time sooooo i thought i would give him a hard time.
If I were a dinosaur, I'd be an Albertosaurus!

07-13-2014 09:10 AM
Justin lol people can ride whatever they like. I don't care, the barrette actually has camber with a rocker nose.

I just know pout loves camber and its summer time sooooo i thought i would give him a hard time.
07-13-2014 03:17 AM
neni
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Originally Posted by poutanen View Post
For what it's worth, my wife started on a K2 Luna (the predecessor to the Lunatique). It was fully cambered, and medium stiffness. She loved the board for the first two years, and now has gone up to a longer mostly cambered board (with an early rise nose) and has become an excellent snowboarder...

Never write off camber!


The camber vs. rocker thing is kind of a religious discussion... but I'm in pouts boat. It can't be wrong to learn to mind ones edges. Maybe not as noob, but at some point while progressing, everyone should have had a camber board. To overcome the "catching edges" phase should be a step in the progression and not be just avoided by gear. My opinion.
07-13-2014 03:09 AM
neni
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Originally Posted by whiterabbit421 View Post
I'm probably still considered a beginner but I'm picking up fast and I want a board that will grow with me so I don't have to repurchase as soon as I'm bored with my board.
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And is a 150/151 insane or just right? I measured and this brings the board up to my nose.

Can't help you with the board selection, as I know none of your list, just some general thoughts:

If you want to go for the shorter or bigger option, depends on you preferences, how fast you'll progress and in which direction. A 147 will certainly do in your early stage and will have the advantage of being easier to maneuver.

If you think you'll become a freeride type of rider, will enjoy carving n riding pretty fast, a 147 will soon become too short; not enough edge to work with, chattery at speed. How soon you'd then wish to size up depends on how fast you'll progress.
I once had a pretty stiff 149 men's board which I appreciated for being easy to turn and it for sure helped me to progress to a certain point, but I replaced it after a season cos it was just too chattery for this type of riding.

If you think you're more of a playfull rider, cruising over the mtn, not overly into speed, the 147 could go a long way.
07-12-2014 10:43 PM
Justin Everyone write off camber!!!!!!! You'er a dinosaur pout!!!!!
07-11-2014 12:09 PM
poutanen For what it's worth, my wife started on a K2 Luna (the predecessor to the Lunatique). It was fully cambered, and medium stiffness. She loved the board for the first two years, and now has gone up to a longer mostly cambered board (with an early rise nose) and has become an excellent snowboarder...

Never write off camber!
07-11-2014 10:59 AM
whiterabbit421 Thank you, everyone; I really appreciate the advice! After reading the above, I definitely realized I should lean towards a Rome and once I looked at the specs I decided that the Rome Romp is the best fit for me. Thank you!
07-11-2014 08:31 AM
hightyme The Vinyl is a camber board, perhaps not the best beginner to intermediate choice.
Of their lineup look into the Romp or Heist.

For Romp your just in for the 147 (95-135lbs) or 150 (105-150lbs)
The Heist puts you in a 146 (95-140lbs) or 150 (105-155lbs)

The Romp features their No Hang-Ups Rockers (Flat to 3D concave Rocker)
very catch free

The Heist has their Mountain Pop Rocker (Camber-Rocker-Camber)
07-10-2014 11:17 PM
Justin Of the 3 you picked probably the Vinyl would be the best all mountain that you can progress with. The compact is a park deck i think and the k2 is a beginner board i think. I would probably try to get it in a rocker and not camber though. This will make it easier to learn/progress on since it will be stiffer then the rental boards.

For size, a 150 isn't crazy for your weight but you could drop as low as a 147 and be ok. I know girls that are around your weight who ride any where from a 147 to 152 for all meowntain.

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Ride baretta might be a good choice since it has some setback and a rockered nose. Unless you really want a true twin, which you generally only need if you are riding a large percentage switch, other wise some set back is nice.

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