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01-06-2013 06:27 PM
snowducky I have the 2012 diva bindings... I really like them and they're on sale on evo right now!
01-05-2013 10:36 AM
Originally Posted by snowducky View Post
excellent choice... love the diva
Which bindings do you have on yours? I hate my tech9s.
01-04-2013 10:15 PM
snowducky excellent choice... love the diva
01-04-2013 06:44 PM
Lanaia Thanks everyone! This was seriously helpful and so encouraging.

I read up more on the 2012 diva and it seems to be the best value for the $$$. It's definitely what I need - stiffer with c2 btx and magnatraction. I might get new boots too from the budget leftover.

Doing happy dance now. Thank you so much!!!
01-04-2013 11:34 AM
Originally Posted by mixie View Post
Never think you don't 'need' or 'deserve' something because you're not good enough. Fuck that shit.

If you like it, ride it.
^OP there are alot of b-pros at baker....perhaps the dominate model ridden by accomplished or aspiring to progress. Get a performance machine, it might kick your ass for abit, but it will force you to become a better rider and it will be funner.
01-04-2013 11:08 AM
Originally Posted by Lanaia View Post
My friend got the gnu b-pro and she loves it but she's must better then me so I figured I don't need that much of a board? any advice?

Never think you don't 'need' or 'deserve' something because you're not good enough. Fuck that shit.

If you like it, ride it.
01-04-2013 10:34 AM
Originally Posted by Lanaia View Post
Oh they are - at least the b-pro is simple. Why are all the good boards so .... 'Busy' and icky. My 5150 has an awesome design but its a crappy board lol.
Given that budget I'd get the Roxy XOXO PTX for sure. Gnu Ladies Choice would be a close 2nd. NS Infinity and Arbor Swoon are worth a look too.

However I agree with what you're saying about board graphics. Much prefer the topsheet on ones like the Roxy Banana Smoothie, Gnu Ladies Pickle, and Arbor Swoon/Poparazzi. Stuff like the XOXO and Velvet Guru are so damn ugly.
01-04-2013 08:29 AM
Howlingsonnets See if any of ur resorts have demo days and try diff boards....youll have a good first hand feel of diff boards!
01-04-2013 08:25 AM
Originally Posted by Lanaia View Post

This is my first post and I'm sorry if my terminology is lacking but I figured this would be the best place to ask.

I've picked up a dirt cheap 149cm 5150 amethyst last year since I didn't want to spend on rental and I wasn't sure if I was going to learn/like snowboarding. Well I LOVE IT and it's time for a new board.

Here's what I can/want to do with it:

1. all mountain - eastern side of US so well groomed mostly
2. no park for now
3. I don't think I'm a beginner since I can do any trail and will take a small jump here and there but I will fall on flatter parts ( I dunno if it's my board or me but I'm on a true camber). Not afraid to go faster either.
4. I'm size 9/10 woman, 5'8 and 128 lbs

Budget is up to $500

My friend got the gnu b-pro and she loves it but she's must better then me so I figured I don't need that much of a board? any advice?

Thank you for your time.
I ride a 2013 flow jewel 152 its a park board....great on groomers and board...true twin...whiskey royal tech...good flex to continue progressing ....good for intermediate 5'9 135lbs i had the 2012 flow jewel and stuck w it.....i have a roxy ally BTX as well...check out those two....

Are you riding powder/backcountry?
01-04-2013 07:08 AM
Originally Posted by Lanaia View Post
You hit the nail! Lol... I guess I will never get them then lol. Still board must be good.

I just got intrigued by this diva... Good price indeed.
The thing about gnu is, most of thier tech is on another brands board that may fit you better. Roxy is owned by the same parent company as gnu (i at least am pretty sure of this) just like gnu lib and quicksilver are all in bed in some way. Rossignol uses magnatraction, smokin snowboards uses it. arbor has a similar edge hold deal, as do rome and burton (although people I have spoken to said burtons doesnt really work but i dont know either way)
Then for board shape and construction most companies offer something similar at this point in the rocker revolution.
I would say to check out as many brands as you can while thinking about what appeals to you about the b-pro. That way you can see if other boards are better to you or worse to you in comparison.
I used to tell girls i knew that asked my advice to get various NS boards. Now I usually point them towards flows due to price difference and a somewhat negligible tech difference.
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