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05-18-2014 11:59 PM
shesplits
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Originally Posted by poutanen View Post
Can a woman ride a mens bicycle and vise versa?!? There's your answer...

I was encouraging my better half to get mens bindings because she can get something much stiffer than the womens lineups (she really likes them stiff!), we'll see what she gets for next season.
Having ridden mens bindings, yes its possible, but not necessarily advisable!
I wear a womens 8 boot, and even a small mens binding has lots of extra, unnecessary width which can cause problems. I do like the added bonus of bigger highbacks though...can't have it both ways I guess!
05-18-2014 09:13 AM
Shredtastic
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Originally Posted by ListenUp View Post
Hey guys, I'm 5'7, 135 pounds, and I'm looking at some men's and woman's boards. I wonder if there's such a big difference with men's boards compared to woman. I'm not a beginner,I've been riding for about four years, and I need a new board. I have a 2010/2011 Women's 144cm Burton Feather. I'm looking for something a little but more stable to control at higher speeds.
So is it wise to get a men's board?


yes, you def !! can.

its about the weight / stiffness ratio... imo.

The Escapade is a great Binding !
my wife rides is on a 149 Roxy Eminence

go for it if you like !
pair it with a Skate Banana 145N ; 148N or 149 ... depending on Bootsize and your riding preference!!
sometimes i ride together with a girl who loves to ride the Custom X from her boyfriend for bombing and hard charging..
05-05-2014 05:01 PM
silentsnow
Ride what you want

Yea, ride what you want as long as it fits your riding style and you like the ride. Of boards I've owned in the past, 50% have been mens. My next board is a women's board, they're narrower and smaller for my build now - former fatty. I just can't power them around like I used to.
05-05-2014 03:23 PM
neni
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Originally Posted by poutanen View Post
Hmmm, not the Escapades. She's got 2014 Lexas, which are supposed to be stiffer than the Escapades?!?

I was trying to say she should be Burton Diodes Re:flex size small, why not eh?!?
Odd... this seem to have changed over the last - urgh... time flies - 10y. By then, the Lexa were softer and I preferred the Escapades without looking at the Lexa ever since . Diodes are nice, the same un-padded strap and women friendly low highback hight, and yes, pretty stiff.
05-05-2014 02:54 PM
poutanen Hmmm, not the Escapades. She's got 2014 Lexas, which are supposed to be stiffer than the Escapades?!?

I was trying to say she should be Burton Diodes Re:flex size small, why not eh?!?
05-05-2014 02:10 PM
neni
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Originally Posted by poutanen View Post
I was encouraging my better half to get mens bindings because she can get something much stiffer than the womens lineups (she really likes them stiff!), we'll see what she gets for next season.
shallow creeper alarm! hey buddy, I like 'em stiff as well

Anyway! Has she tried the '14 Burton Escapades? I'm using the Spark Afterburner (stiff as stiff can be) as well but gotta say that I really love them new burton straps on the Escapades. No padding, nontheless comfy and very responsive. She may like them.
05-05-2014 01:01 PM
poutanen Can a woman ride a mens bicycle and vise versa?!? There's your answer...

I was encouraging my better half to get mens bindings because she can get something much stiffer than the womens lineups (she really likes them stiff!), we'll see what she gets for next season.
05-05-2014 10:14 AM
neni Short answer: yes, we can.

By chance, I've owned more men's than women's boards. But there are also women's boards that would fit your need for more stability, there's really no special need to go for men's boards. A stiffer and - above all - longer women's board will ride more stable than your board now.

However, if you want to look into men's boards, the main feature to keep an eye on is waist width as they are wider than women's boards. What's your boot size? I've a wmn 8.5 and find boards up to 25mm to be still ok, which translates to men's boards up to 158, depending on brand and model.
05-05-2014 09:08 AM
f00bar
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Originally Posted by Lamps View Post
I agree, it's the board flex you want to match to your weight. However there are tons of great womens boards out there. Burton feelgood in camber will be way more stable than the feather.
I would tend to agree here. At her weight I would think there is a huge array of womens boards available to meet the needs and what she's actually done is outgrown a beginner board.
05-05-2014 06:56 AM
Lamps
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Originally Posted by ThredJack View Post
I don't see why a woman can't ride a men's board(or a man a women's), as long as the board fits their style, and feels comfortable to them. If it works for you, and you don't mind the "manlier" graphics, go for it.
I agree, it's the board flex you want to match to your weight. However there are tons of great womens boards out there. Burton feelgood in camber will be way more stable than the feather.
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