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02-19-2014 07:02 PM
Jem
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Originally Posted by bwb18 View Post
Which version of the Feelgood did you get? Cambered or Flying V?
I had the Flying V.
02-19-2014 05:52 PM
bwb18
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Originally Posted by Jem View Post
I'm 5'4", also an intermediate rider. I've had 3 boards - Roxy Silhouette 140, Burton Feelgood 144, Ride Farrah 147. I love my Ride board. I like the way it cuts through and how it handles on ice. I didn't like how the Feelgood handled on the East Coast ice. And it was a very poppy board, which wasn't really for me (maybe as I advance I would appreciate that more). The Ride is also super light which makes it easier to handle (& carry). I think it's overall a pretty good hybrid board that you can get a lot out of for a while. It's a faster board, but could be a good one to grow into. I also really liked my Roxy board - again it handled much better on the East Coast, but my Ride board is definitely a step up from that one. I started with my Ride at a level similar to what you're describing - not wanting to go too fast and I've felt that this board is very responsive to turning so I can quickly slow down my speed. If you can, I'd suggest a demo for any boards you're considering. Really helps with deciding if the board is right for you. Some places will also put the demo charge towards the board if you decide to buy it.
Which version of the Feelgood did you get? Cambered or Flying V?
02-19-2014 03:26 PM
Jem I'm 5'4", also an intermediate rider. I've had 3 boards - Roxy Silhouette 140, Burton Feelgood 144, Ride Farrah 147. I love my Ride board. I like the way it cuts through and how it handles on ice. I didn't like how the Feelgood handled on the East Coast ice. And it was a very poppy board, which wasn't really for me (maybe as I advance I would appreciate that more). The Ride is also super light which makes it easier to handle (& carry). I think it's overall a pretty good hybrid board that you can get a lot out of for a while. It's a faster board, but could be a good one to grow into. I also really liked my Roxy board - again it handled much better on the East Coast, but my Ride board is definitely a step up from that one. I started with my Ride at a level similar to what you're describing - not wanting to go too fast and I've felt that this board is very responsive to turning so I can quickly slow down my speed. If you can, I'd suggest a demo for any boards you're considering. Really helps with deciding if the board is right for you. Some places will also put the demo charge towards the board if you decide to buy it.
02-19-2014 01:42 PM
BigmountainVMD I have a friend who rips pretty fast on a 145 Roxy Ollie Pop. She is 5'6 and 120 lbs. So for most of these hybrid women's boards, you should probably aim for the 140 to 143 range.

Roxy boards have magnatraction, which is great on ice, but also hybrid C2 shape, so they are good on groomers but don't sink in powder. I would check out the Ollie Pop or the Eminence from Roxy. Get rid of most of those Burtons on your list and focus on the Feelgood Flying V. No reason to get the kids model, as it will likely be more flimsy. If you have strong legs from lifting, you don't need a kids board.
02-19-2014 01:18 PM
2hipp4u
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Originally Posted by slyder View Post
My daughter is very close to your size just a tad taller.

She loves her Capita- spacemetal fantasy. Even though I don't ride it I maintain it an it has held up well to her newbie riding and her learning to ride the terrain park this year.

She wants a 2014 cuz she loves the board and this year it has Unicorns on it !!!

Looks like shredlife found his next board
02-19-2014 10:53 AM
Oldman Take a day & Demo, Demo, Demo. Lots of good suggestions here, but only when you demo, can you find out for sure what is right for you.
02-19-2014 09:02 AM
Lamps How long will you be on the east coast for?

if it's another season consider a cambered board for better edge hold in ice.

I'd recommend against the kids boards with the exception of the Protest. They are quite flexy.

My daughter, who weighs about 100 lbs has the feelgood flying V smalls. She's a strong intermediate rider; I bought her a Protest, she found it too stiff.

If you're an athletic rider you might have a good fit with the Protest. It's good board for going fast on groomers, carving and so on. Or you might want to get the adult women's feelgood in camber, also good for carving on groomers.

these boards will be quite different than some of the others you list, e.g the Infinity has a similar shape to the flying V boards. So I think you need to decided if you want a cambered board or hybrid or full rocker, then find something that will fit your size
02-19-2014 08:26 AM
slyder My daughter is very close to your size just a tad taller.

She loves her Capita- spacemetal fantasy. Even though I don't ride it I maintain it an it has held up well to her newbie riding and her learning to ride the terrain park this year.

She wants a 2014 cuz she loves the board and this year it has Unicorns on it !!!

02-19-2014 07:49 AM
mikemack03 Its what my friend uses for powder, and she finds the extra length helpful. It's only a few centimeters after all.
02-18-2014 11:25 PM
bwb18
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Originally Posted by EatRideSleep View Post
Hmm. You might want to try doing a search for some of lilfoot1598's old posts. Haven't seen her around here in a while, but I think she has stats near to yours and has ridden/demoed a bunch of different boards.
Yep! Done that, and have messaged her
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