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01-16-2013 09:24 PM
EatRideSleep
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Originally Posted by BeachLegoGal View Post
Thank you. I ended up getting the Restricted Social 147. I asked for the 147, but the people at the snowboard store recommended I get the 142 since I was a beginner. My husband and I said OK to their recommendations, then they opened and put my bindings on a 147. I think I'll just stick with it.

Thank you to everyone for your help and suggestions.
Sounds good, hope you like it!
01-16-2013 04:22 PM
poutanen
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Originally Posted by BeachLegoGal View Post
Thank you. I ended up getting the Restricted Social 147. I asked for the 147, but the people at the snowboard store recommended I get the 142 since I was a beginner. My husband and I said OK to their recommendations, then they opened and put my bindings on a 147. I think I'll just stick with it.

Thank you to everyone for your help and suggestions.
Good luck! Weight range is the most critical spec of a board while you're shopping, and then you tailor the length based on ability, muscle, what you plan to do with the board, etc.

As a beginner it's always best starting in the middle of the weight/flex/size ranges. Sounds like you got something that should work fine for you...
01-16-2013 03:36 PM
BeachLegoGal
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Originally Posted by sixpoint View Post
a feather or social in the 144cm range would be fine for you while learning/beginner the lipstick is a high end, high performance stick designed for an upper level rider

Thank you. I ended up getting the Restricted Social 147. I asked for the 147, but the people at the snowboard store recommended I get the 142 since I was a beginner. My husband and I said OK to their recommendations, then they opened and put my bindings on a 147. I think I'll just stick with it.

Thank you to everyone for your help and suggestions.
01-15-2013 05:47 AM
Robisten8
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Originally Posted by Triple8Sol View Post
Shameless plug, but this is the perfect size and flex for you: http://www.snowboardingforum.com/buy...46-womens.html
I saw your board for sale while doing my search. I would've bought it if it was bigger. Great deal!!
01-15-2013 04:00 AM
Triple8Sol Shameless plug, but this is the perfect size and flex for you: http://www.snowboardingforum.com/buy...46-womens.html
01-14-2013 05:05 PM
Robisten8 I've been doing quite a bit of women's gear research lately, so I'll offer some information I've stumbled upon. I just bought a setup for my soon to be wife. I went with a Bataleon FeelBetter because they are noob friendly. The TBT design tends to catch less of an edge, which as a beginner can get really old and painful. I found a 2013 Bataleon FeelBetter for $288 shipped from EternalSnow (link below). I also picked up a set of Rome Madison's for $104 from EVO. And grabbed a pair of Vans Veins for $160 from EVO as well. A complete package for under $600 and it's all top notch gear that she will be able to progress with.

You might want to check out this deal. Bataleon FeelBetter Womens Snowboard | 2013

Don't be like all the other noobs on the hill, which is what you will be if you buy a Burton.
01-14-2013 04:39 PM
ceridwen
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NS is kind of out of my budget though and maybe not as beginner-friendly as the others
I kind of felt this way when I was contemplating buying the Pandora but I wasn't a total beginner anyway (I was doing blue and black runs by the time I got it) so I went for it. It was totally worth the extra money and if I could go back in time and skip buying the beginner board at the start of last season and get the Pandora instead I'd do it every time.

I'm sitting out this season because I'm pregnant and am letting a friend with similar stats use my setup this year. Even though she's just as cautious a rider as I am, she was linking turns by the end of her very first day on the mountain this past weekend. So the board certainly did not seem to be holding her back at all and from talking to her she didn't feel like she was having any more trouble with her board than the others in her beginner lesson.

I think you'll likely catch more edges with a NS than a beginner oriented rocker-profile board. But it's counteracted by how nicely the board handles in crappy conditions.
01-14-2013 03:48 PM
sixpoint a feather or social in the 144cm range would be fine for you while learning/beginner the lipstick is a high end, high performance stick designed for an upper level rider
01-14-2013 03:42 PM
Varza Hey, I'm also a beginner with stats similar to yours (although a bit heavier).

I had started my board research with Burton as well, but then found that there are a lot of other great boards to choose from. I am eyeing a K2 Lunatique right now, which I've been told would be great to learn and progress on. It's from last year so should be good deal if you can still find one. Another one to look into would be the GNU B-Nice, people seem to like it and it's also a beginner-friendly board.

And... if I was made of money, I might go for a NS Pandora after seeing how much girls on here who have one LOVE it NS is kind of out of my budget though and maybe not as beginner-friendly as the others

If you are set on Burton, I will repeat what the others said: the Feather looks good. Demos are your friend too

Do you already have your boots? As the wise ones on this forum say, the boots are way more important than the board. But, moot point if you already found the perfect pair.
01-14-2013 02:44 PM
EatRideSleep Do you have any opportunities to demo boards where you are? Check your local shops and hills for demo days. Before dropping $500 on a board, see if you like it first.

If your shops and hills have demo days, let us know if you can what brands will be available. From that list it'll be easy to give you some models from each to demo, etc.

Are you completely sold on Burton or are you open to other brands?
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