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11-04-2011 12:17 AM
lo0p
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Originally Posted by lilfoot1598 View Post
The B-street would be fine for an all-mountain deck. The BTX is great, it floats well in powder, holds an edge like no other. It's soft, but it has some snap, so it isn't a total noodle.

I only prefer the Pandora because of the added dampening. I don't think the graphics are that bad - women can be so stupid sometimes. Get her some freaking stickers. Her bindings will cover half the zebra graphic anyway.

The Ollie Pop is very similar to the B-street, probably just a tad stiffer. That's actually an excellent choice for your girlfriend.

The B-nice is a good board for beginners and progressing riders, but the shortest size is a 146 I think. It's really not too long for her, but it sounds like that's longer than she's comfortable with.
She finally settled for an Ollie Pop 141.
Thanks for the responses

.lo0p
11-03-2011 11:16 PM
lilfoot1598 The B-street would be fine for an all-mountain deck. The BTX is great, it floats well in powder, holds an edge like no other. It's soft, but it has some snap, so it isn't a total noodle.

I only prefer the Pandora because of the added dampening. I don't think the graphics are that bad - women can be so stupid sometimes. Get her some freaking stickers. Her bindings will cover half the zebra graphic anyway.

The Ollie Pop is very similar to the B-street, probably just a tad stiffer. That's actually an excellent choice for your girlfriend.

The B-nice is a good board for beginners and progressing riders, but the shortest size is a 146 I think. It's really not too long for her, but it sounds like that's longer than she's comfortable with.
11-03-2011 10:52 PM
jdang307 Yeah Never summer really screwed the pooch on the pandora graphics this year. Yeah sure, looks don't matter but guess what, it does and more so with a lot of women! MY wife took a look at the new pandora. It was a really quick look.

That said, they just had a 2011 pandora 140 on ebay this past week. I was a second away from buying it.
11-03-2011 10:37 PM
lo0p
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Originally Posted by lilfoot1598 View Post
I wouldn't go smaller than a 140.

The Never Summer Pandora is awesome - soft board, but damp enough to handle chop. Has VarioGrip edges for the ice. Roxy Ally is a decent suggestion as well.
The Pandora seemed like a good board but my g/f is having a tough time with the 80s zebra-y graphic from this year's model.
We looked for a 2011 one (awesome graphic) but no luck.

We were also considering some GNU or Roxy board for the BTX feature (I love my GNU CC). More specifically the GNU B-Street or B-Nice and the Roxy Ollie Pop although they seem to be more park oriented. Any thought on those?

Thanks
11-03-2011 08:29 PM
lilfoot1598 I wouldn't go smaller than a 140.

The Never Summer Pandora is awesome - soft board, but damp enough to handle chop. Has VarioGrip edges for the ice. Roxy Ally is a decent suggestion as well.
11-03-2011 04:19 PM
Justin prob a bit bigger than you want but Arbor Flight Snowboard - Women's - 2010/2011 at REI.com
11-03-2011 02:26 PM
Cubs My girlfriend is about the same height/weight and she did the same thing- rent, then want her own stuff. Last season she picked up a forum spinster chilly dog in 143cm and loves it. I just bought her an Omatic Disco in 143cm from WhiskeyMilitia for $100 and she's super stoked on it. She greatly prefers the rocker to to traditional camber burton rental boards she was using. the spinsters rocker and the discos BS tech will really help your gf from catching that edge- and from living in Virginia, I know it sucks way more to go down on ice. However, for better grip in the ice (I feel my trad camber boards grip better than my rockers) check out the Saloman Gypsy in 138cm.
11-03-2011 02:18 PM
jdang307 Smallest size though is 147.
11-03-2011 01:56 PM
flapjack Looking around for a board for my wife who rides similar terrain.
I'm probably getting her an Arbor Swoon after reading this:
Snowboard Review: 11-12 Arbor Swoon – Shayboarder.com
11-03-2011 01:18 PM
jdang307
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Originally Posted by lo0p View Post
Hello,

My g/f went riding a few times last season and liked it and now wants a board. I really don't know much about girl boards so I was looking for some advice.

She's around 113 pounds (5'2).
I think it's pretty safe to say the board would be used exclusively to cruise groomers, I really don't see her hitting the park anytime soon.
Her first rental was a 135, which she liked and she later tried a 144 which she said felt really unwieldy. So I was thinking of getting a 140.

Since we're on the east coast, something that holds decently well on ice would be nice too.

Thanks
Roxy Ally?
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