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|03-10-2014 08:13 PM|
You'll love it I, my better half just got back from snowshoe and had a blast. She just got done telling me how she was flying down the mountain, linking turns left and right. Anything that helps her get down the mountain faster is a win for me! I'm sure it will be more than enough board for her for several years to come.
But sure to let us know how it rides!
|03-10-2014 08:05 PM|
Thanks for all the input! I rented a 151 Burton Cruzer from a local shop this weekend instead of getting the usual board from Cataloochee. It looked like crap, and I had to complain about the bindings three times in a row before the dude gave me a board with bindings that were actually securely attached to the board, BUT, it was waaaaay more fun to ride. Definitely would not recommend that shop to anyone for rentals though. Most of their stuff was falling apart, and they didn't seem to care. Also pretty sure one of my toenails is gonna fall off after spending a day in their boots.
Spent a day shopping and discovered that the selection of snowboards and gear is pretty sad in this area :/ I gave in and ordered a pair of boots online and I'm praying they fit. Only found one shop that had a women's boot in a 10 and they were uncomfortable and purple.
sclogger - I went ahead and ordered the Flow Venus you suggested. The graphics are sweet, and it was a great price. After seeing the big difference between one crappy rental board and a slightly less crappy rental board, I went home and ordered that night
|03-09-2014 09:29 AM|
|03-09-2014 04:45 AM|
|wrathfuldeity||Since ur beginning and non-pow...stay closer to the 154-155 range in med stiff range for mens...if womens boards go with stiff flex|
|03-09-2014 03:52 AM|
^+1 What he said.
You are of a size and weight that allows you to consider the entire range of what is out there.
My daughter is a little lighter than you, not quite as tall, but is currently riding a 154 Jones MT and loves it. She was riding a 152 Burton Feelgood Flying V and finds the Jones so much more stable. Most women's boards are not designed for your weight.
As for length of board, 155 to 159 is where you should be looking.
|03-08-2014 06:15 PM|
|Triple8Sol||You should look at men's boards.|
|03-08-2014 09:20 AM|
Haha!! I started out riding at Cataloochee and Wolf Laurel!! Grew up in Asheville, NC.
Welcome to the forum.
Check out the following sites.
If you can wait until end of season by riding rentals you will get crazy good prices on new gear for 50 to 60% off!
As for profile look for a something with both rocker and camber.
Here is where im alittle sketchy hope soe other members can help out here.. you are a decent size.. taller and bigger then most girls so you maybe able to ride a mans board. I def think 156cm if not 158cm check these out great prices top quality boards.
but for the price that rossi is killer!
bindings. It looks like you are medium size binding.
Like I said im not sure if a mans board is too much for you but honestly I do not think so.. good luck shred hard!
|03-08-2014 08:49 AM|
One of the first boards I purchased for the ole' lady was a Siren Deliah. It was an absolute piece of crap. She wanted it because it was pretty. It saw two days on the mountain and was already falling apart, I'd steer clear of that brand. It now gathers dust in the corner.
She weighs a little less than you but we have been very happy with this board, and at $100 bucks it's a steal and brand new to boot.
New Flow Venus 155 Womens Intermediate Snowboard + Burton Scraper 2013 Ret$319
or if you prefer the black theme
and some bindings
Use code sdn5 for some extra cash off. You won't be disappointed. Should fit your feet fine, nice catch free friendly profile and a great size for you at your current weight and even better when you get down to your target weight. We ride Cataloochie often and this board has been a great confidence builder for her. Much more forgiving than the old camber profiles I started her on (my old boards) and it really helped her link her turns better.
This would be a far better setup in terms of quality then either of those you linked and cheaper to boot.
|03-08-2014 12:09 AM|
sounds like you're riding mostly groomers so a medium to softer flex camber board should be fine for you. 149 sounds way too short though you should be around a 156-159 range. A rocker board will be more forgiving but not as satisfying to carve with. Also they won't be as poppy and fun to ride.
As for getting a really old board, sometimes its worth it and sometimes no. It's the end of season sale time right now, for example I was able to grab a pretty nice park board for $200 brand new versus getting a beat up used board it was a no brainer. But generally if you buy a used name brand board they are good to ride for a long time. Especially from people who put 5 days a season on their gear.
|03-07-2014 11:46 PM|
Hi and welcome.
Great timing. Now is the time for deals on new gear thus it's unlikely you'll have to get used gear if you want to stay within a certain budget.
If you're interested in the Camp Seven or Siren boards, PM WiredSport; they are a member here. The Wired guy is super helpful and will definitely steer you in the right direction.
Your boot size and how it relates to waist width might be the tricky part for board sizing but Wired will certainly cover that with you.
If you don't know already, try on as many boots as possible and get the ones that best fit your feet.
Good luck and happy shopping!
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