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07-14-2014 08:23 AM
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Originally Posted by stevros48 View Post
thanks for replys...shes very tentative and after learning to do j c and s turns during lessons last year she seems to have gone backwards....seems to have more fear of facing down the falline...is just side slipping toeside and afraid to face heelside so she wont be carving up speed any time soon....she admits she needs to have another lesson...what i cant understand is why the rental people up on mountains just do the measure up against peoples chin method ....if she had been put on a bigger board in the first place she wouldnt have got the idea of such a short board in the first place.
Because for the most part the rental people at your typical resort treat you like cattle through a slaughter house. To be fair they have a rush of people show up less than an hour before their first lessons start so they have to get busy.

If you want to rent I think you're almost always better getting it from off slope the night before where if you ask a question you'll get something other than a grunt. If for no other reason at least the morning isn't so crazy.
07-14-2014 12:42 AM
stevros48 thanks for replys...shes very tentative and after learning to do j c and s turns during lessons last year she seems to have gone backwards....seems to have more fear of facing down the falline...is just side slipping toeside and afraid to face heelside so she wont be carving up speed any time soon....she admits she needs to have another lesson...what i cant understand is why the rental people up on mountains just do the measure up against peoples chin method ....if she had been put on a bigger board in the first place she wouldnt have got the idea of such a short board in the first place.
07-12-2014 08:53 AM
snowklinger hows her flexibility?

an 8 times beginner needs nothing but appropriately sized gear, so for bindings I'm wondering if step-ins like Flows wouldn't be a better idea. The only other binding consideration imo is "does it attach boot to board securely"...(size has been addressed already..)
07-12-2014 07:31 AM
wrathfuldeity at 200#, still learning and size 8 women's boots...go about a 154-56, narrow men's lib tech board or a women's board...like a gnu lady's choice. Also get some good bindings that will last a few years...idk abt burtons...rome madisons are good.
07-11-2014 05:38 PM
neni The guys are not mocking...
She may have liked the short board at the very early stage, side slipping and first linked turns... but as soon as she will try to ride a tad more dynamic, the edge won't hold in turns, it'll be too much weight for the short edge. She'll wash out in turns and won't progress. Try to convince her size up, maybe a 153ish intermediate men's board, depending on herboot size, , something like a Burton Custom or Sherlock if Burton is easy to get at yours.
07-11-2014 05:15 PM
cookiedog
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Originally Posted by jtg View Post
200lbs on a 149 is clinically insane. At LEAST 160.
I agree 200lb and 149cm sounds crazy.
07-11-2014 01:44 PM
Lamps
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Originally Posted by whiterabbit421 View Post
I'm 133 lbs and the very smallest I should ride is a 147 (and I'm actually about to purchase a 150 because it's better suited for my size), so she definitely needs a bigger board. This year will only be my second year to snowboard and I've already graduated from greens to blues. If she gets a bigger board she should improve in no time. As for bindings, I'd go for the Lexas; they have outstanding reviews.
Lexas are pretty stiff for a beginner, consider escapades or stilettos.
07-11-2014 12:34 PM
whiterabbit421 I'm 133 lbs and the very smallest I should ride is a 147 (and I'm actually about to purchase a 150 because it's better suited for my size), so she definitely needs a bigger board. This year will only be my second year to snowboard and I've already graduated from greens to blues. If she gets a bigger board she should improve in no time. As for bindings, I'd go for the Lexas; they have outstanding reviews.
06-16-2014 03:46 AM
stevros48 Thanks jtg ...what size would you suggest ?
06-15-2014 12:02 PM
jtg Still way too small even for a beginner. She doesn't know what comfortable means. She should past green runs after 8 times out on a properly sized board.
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