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01-13-2013 02:26 PM
RockyMTNsteeze At 100-115 you should be around a 143.

I am about your size but a little heavier with a size 5 boot. Roxy boards go down small and are softer. I would recommend those for smaller women since I roll in that boat. I rode an older Ollie Pop and a Roxy Eminence. Snowboards all come with weight specs. Buy your new board based on the weight specs of models you are interested in. My Ollie pop was a 141 being a jib board and myself being much lighter when I bought it.

I am not sure what Roxy board would be good for your riding style. Both of mine are freestyle boards. The Eminence is good all around IMO, but more of a park/freestyle board. My Eminence is bigger at 146, fast, stable and has mad pop. At first I thought it was not poppy, but now that I have gotten use to it, I pop higher than ever before.

I think reverse camber takes some getting use to if you have been riding traditional camber boards. I don't think if I demoed it, I would of liked it as much as I do now.
01-13-2013 02:10 PM
sb60 Four years ago I was riding a burton board when I tried the Infinity at a demo. I really hated my board after that and ended up getting the NS a few months later. Try different sizes if you can. I got a 149 cause they didn't have the 147 I planned to get and it worked out find. I've ridden the NS Lotus a lot (a stiffer board) and because of the flex I've found the size made a big difference. My other board is a 147 but seems about the same size. Here some snowboard shops have demos too.
01-13-2013 01:38 PM
Chinchilly Hmm.. I think I better demo these boards myself. I was so eager to buy a new board but it sounds like the only way I'll be able to tell for sure if I will like them is if i ride them. NS is having a demo day next month at my mountain.. so I'll just have to be patient Thanks for the other suggestions, I'll make sure to try those out as well.

Also, Wrathfuldeity, what are risers? Are they similar to canted footbeds?
01-12-2013 04:13 PM
sb60 I have an Infinity and a Roxy envi board with magna traction. Both have good flex between the bindings. Roxy doesn't make the envi this year but I'd recommend any of their C2 BTX boards. A link to a page on their boards with some reviews. Even stiffer boards with good flex between the bindings are easy to turn. Also the Roxy boards feel very light. When I'm on powder with the Roxy I just pick up my front foot and don't even think about leaning back. And if you ride ice, the magna-traction is great. This week was kind of icy and I didn't skid at all. (Can't really compare the Never Summer vario and the magna traction-- both seem good for ice to me although my husband (the engineer) insists that magna traction is better even though he rides a NS.) Can you demo anything?
01-11-2013 08:41 PM
wrathfuldeity Another option, if you don't mind using risers due to small feet, they can be very effective in getting abit more leverage due to changing the angle of attack....both I and my daughter have used some diy riser plates and they worked great.
01-11-2013 11:42 AM
Triple8Sol You actually did quite alright with your first setup considering. Given your weight/height, I'd definitely recommend something in a 142-144 range for you. As you mentioned, you don't want anything too wide for your sz 5.5 feet and a longer board will also take more exaggerated effort to initiate turns, not to mention potentially heavier while riding the lift, carrying the board, etc... I'd also suggest something with on the softer side of medium flex to be more fun and forgiving since you're just not gonna flex the board the same as a chick that weighs 20-30lbs. more.
01-10-2013 08:23 PM
Kayeby Damn coco, I was convinced it was you. My tinyfooted dreams of one day upgrading to the Infinity have been crushed!
01-10-2013 06:14 PM
cocolulu I'm present!

My shoe size is 7, so I'm not really qualified to say what the ride will be like with a 5.5 boot. For me at least, the 145 Infinity is perfect for a size 7 boot.

I guess since your foot is rather small, you can lean towards a smaller 142 board. It's probably the ideal size for your weight anyways. If you have no issues riding your board now, the Infinity might actually be easier, because it tends to be on the narrower side IIRC. So, I wouldn't worry too much about waist width if your current board isn't bugging you. Really, 0.2-0.4cm extra width isn't that much of a difference.

I suppose torsional flex might be a bigger concern, as other people said here. The Infinity is soft/medium flex between the bindings, so you'll probably be fine.

The Infinity is a great board, so you'll do fine, but if you want to look into others:

Endeavor Boyfriend or Diamond
Rossignol Frenemy
Arbor Cadence (Twin, but works well all mountain)
Smokin Vixen (but somebody on this forum said it was squirrely)

But really, the Infinity might be the best choice out of all of those with all the concerns you mentioned.
01-10-2013 12:30 AM
Kayeby Here's an old post where she mentions it. She rides a 145.
01-09-2013 10:59 PM
Kauila I think it was cocolulu. I saw her post something recently, so I think she's still around. cocolulu, come out and play-ay
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