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|12-16-2010 04:55 PM|
|Mazdarx||Oh and I went for the 149 over the 151. I figured since this board might be harder to ride than what she is used to that the slightly smaller size of the 149 would help offset that a little, as well as she does plan on losing some weight. I've been doing some reading on here as well about learning to snowboard to help me teach her better. If somebody has an article they could link me regarding teaching methods or anything that might help me teach her it would be appreciated.|
|12-15-2010 03:11 PM|
|Mazdarx||While that does sound like a good idea, as neither of us has a lot of money I would rather put the money into buying a board than renting. Plus I want to have it for Christmas. I guess I wasn't all that clear with my previous post, I did decide to go with the Luna. The store had a layaway plan so I put some money down on the Luna and I should have it paid for by Christmas I hope. Or maybe I will wait to pay it all off until boxing day in case it goes on sale. But either way I've got the board picked and I think it will work out well for her.|
|12-15-2010 02:46 PM|
If ur going to Baker, do a performance rental for her at the lower lodge and she can demo a bunch of boards. The performance rental allows you to change out boards, bindings and even boots whenever you want. Have her do a couple of runs and then try another...let them know that's what you want to do and lineup a few boards...its probably better to do on a weekday, so you won't be hassling with weekend gapers. Btw have her ride some beginner and higher end boards...but maybe its a waste if she is a beginner...nevermind.
and don't teach her...get her lessons
|12-15-2010 01:03 PM|
|Mazdarx||Ok awesome thanks. So based on the advice here and a bit of research I decided to go for the K2 Luna, it seems like the best fit. I found a place that had a new leftover 2008 Luna for 250$ which is still a little more than I wanted to spend but I think it will be worth it if she doesn't have to buy another in a year or two. Plus it's a lot of board for the money, full sticker price on it was 379.99$. Good thing they have a layaway plan. And price protection so if it were to go on sale boxing day I could get it cheaper even.|
|12-14-2010 07:30 PM|
|lilfoot1598||It won't be too hard to learn on. It's made with beginners in mind, but it's not the lowest-end board in the line-up (that would be the Moment), so she'll be able to ride the Luna longer...|
|12-14-2010 07:27 PM|
|Mazdarx||I am pretty sure that I saw a Luna at the same store that had the Moment, I am going to go back tonight and have another look. I just hadn't done any research before going shopping and the salespeople were not helpful, at least not on women's boards. It wouldn't be too difficult to learn with that board?|
|12-14-2010 07:10 PM|
The Luna is, in my opinion, a better board for her. It is slightly more advanced, but still made with progressing females in mind. A lot of ladies learn on the Luna and it's a board that she'll be able to progress with as well.
The Rome Vinyl is a comparable board to the Luna . Also check out the Ride Compact - a good board that's easy to ride. You may be able to find last year's model on sale for pretty cheap. I've recently heard good things about the Sierra V-Spot as well. The Capita Space Metal Fantasy is a fun board, too.
|12-14-2010 04:49 PM|
|Mazdarx||Well she doesn't really want a used board, and as it is a present I would prefer to get something new also. She does like this sport, that's why she wants a new board so I'm not worried about that. The Luna is supposed to be an all mountain board.|
|12-14-2010 04:44 PM|
I don't know much about the Luna. If she was a little lighter I'd sell you my Moment for $100 but it will be too small for her. I think you should look on ebay and an kijiji for a used beginner board. You can find some good deals that include bindings out there.
K2 Moment Snowboard 150 cm - Edmonton Sports Goods For Sale - Kijiji Edmonton Canada.
You just have to look.
That way you can upgrade later if she really likes the sport. In a couple of years you'll also be better able to tell what kind of rider she is therefore what type of board would fit her best.
|12-14-2010 04:12 PM|
|Mazdarx||Ok thanks that's what I was hoping for, some first hand experience with this board. I'd rather not have to buy her another board in a season or two but I also don't know how good she will ever get either. There was a K2 Luna for around the same price, but from what I have read that is a more advanced board and I was concerned it might be too difficult to learn on. She is not a total beginner but I haven't gone out with her yet so I have no accurate assessment of her skills, beyond she has told me she can do heelside turns but falls over going toeside. Maybe the Luna might be a better option?|
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