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02-04-2013 08:23 PM
rideordiechick Thanks for all the info.
I know I'm pretty lucky... I live pretty close to a few mountains.
02-03-2013 08:11 PM
kino what varza said is quite correct.

im a beginner going to intermediate (issue with speed and steepness) and I have a ns proto ct 152. im 5'5 and 135lbs.

now i know its a mens board but i got it due to my large feet (size 9 mens). i find it too stiff do to jumps and the like but at the same time it is very stable.

im very jealous that you're able to go snowboarding every week! i normally only chalk up 10 days in a season >< Though this year im hoping to go a lot more.
02-03-2013 03:21 AM
xsea I'm 5"6 and 130 pounds and i ride a 153 cm board. I've ridden up to a 156 cm as well and didn't notice much besides the speed stability increase on the 156.
02-01-2013 06:38 PM
Varza Oh, me? 5'6". 1 inch taller than you. Oh dang, lol, I just re-read your stats post. And you ARE the same weight as me. Today is really not my day
02-01-2013 05:34 PM
rideordiechick How tall are you?
02-01-2013 03:07 PM
Originally Posted by rideordiechick View Post
Why is a smaller board better? Is a longer board good for speed?

That's a pretty good deal for bindings, but I'm from Canada so shipping is $50. Americans are so lucky, you can buy almost anything online with free shipping.
I'm far from an expert at this, but I'll try to answer. The pros will correct me if I'm wrong.

Longer boards are better for speed and stability (maybe). People who want to bomb down the slopes will likely go for a longer, stiffer board.

Shorter boards are easier to maneuver (i.e. turn even though your turns may be sloppy. It's actually the stiff boards that are more responsive, but one of those might throw you right off if you make the slightest mistake). Newbs like me would go for a shorter, softer board as it is more forgiving. Park riders also prefer shorter and softer boards.

Oh and I just realized I did a stupid right there. I did not know your weight, so I replied on board length based on your height. That's really the wrong way to go about it - board length is determined by rider's weight and pretty much all companies have charts for that. I was subconsciously thinking you'd be close to my weight, which was dumb. So, I'm 140 lbs. and went for a 146 board. If you're heavier, go longer, if you're lighter, go shorter.

I feel you! Shipping to Canada is a killer, I had to ship a computer there once
02-01-2013 01:36 PM
rideordiechick Why is a smaller board better? Is a longer board good for speed?

That's a pretty good deal for bindings, but I'm from Canada so shipping is $50. Americans are so lucky, you can buy almost anything online with free shipping.
01-31-2013 11:19 PM
mixie Evo has last years Rome Madison Bindings on sale for ~100. I live in cali so they were 104 with no tax no shipping.

they're listed at 150 but the take an extra 30% off once you place them in the cart. I just bought a pair and thought they were pretty awesome. A big step up from my burton Lexas anyway.

Rome Madison Snowboard Bindings - Women's 2012 | evo outlet

cant go wrong with them at that price!
01-31-2013 05:51 PM
Pigevil I ride the GNU B-pro now and the Burton Camber Twin.

If you are riding 3/4 per week blue runs plus jumping, then I do not think you need a beginner board.

I actually like the GNU B-pro a lot, but I like stiffer boards that can handle speed. The camber/rocker/camber combo plus the magne-traction makes it very good for me. It handles well on powder, ice, packed pow, slush, good for jumps and trees.

Not as good as the camber when pumping in/out of the pipe. Though I am just starting to try small boxes/rails, I do not think the GNU B-pro is good for boxes/rails and not as good as camber for pipe.

As far as the board size, 151 might be somewhat big, but it is just my opinion. Maybe try 150 or 149?

Can you demo boards? I would suggest to demo board sizes if you can before you buy to see what works best.
01-31-2013 05:42 PM
Varza At 5'5" 151 seems way too long for you! I'm 5'6" and my happy medium ended up at 145-147. 150 will be around my MAX for when I'm actually GOOD at it
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