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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-05-2009, 11:39 AM
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Thumbs up Women's Board Review

2010 Roxy Silhouette - new board and I love it. Super light, lots of flex, lots of pop, great control. Maybe not the best for a beginner but lots of fun in the park and tough trails and its not even a freestyle board. My old board (K2 Skyla) was never as responsive to ice no matter how nice the edges were, the Silhouette cuts through it like nothing even when I don't do my edging. All around fun and got it for about 299.00 so I'd reccomend it for women looking for a new board. It dislocated my shoulder the first time I threw a 5, over rotation because it's so light. Got to start landing 7's. Can't say enough good s**t.
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Maybe not the best for a beginner but lots of fun in the park and tough trails and its not even a freestyle board.
According to Roxy's website it's a beginner-intermediate freestyle board. Whatcha smokin'?

Roxy's upper-end boards get a lot of good reviews, but I've heard that their price-point boards are total crap compared to price-point boards from other companies like Ride, Rome, K2, Gnu, etc. Does anyone know if there's any truth to that?
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The roxy website as well as the other vendors that sell it advertise it as an intermediate freeride/freestyle board "adjusting well from park to powder" what am I smokin? Idk but it's obviously not as good as whatever you are. It was just a review, I like the board, end of story.
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The roxy website as well as the other vendors that sell it advertise it as an intermediate freeride/freestyle board "adjusting well from park to powder" what am I smokin? Idk but it's obviously not as good as whatever you are. It was just a review, I like the board, end of story.
ouch!

it looks like the silhouette doesn't have BTX/MTX. have you ever felt like you were about to wash out? does the base slow u down at all?
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The roxy website as well as the other vendors that sell it advertise it as an intermediate freeride/freestyle board "adjusting well from park to powder" what am I smokin? Idk but it's obviously not as good as whatever you are. It was just a review, I like the board, end of story.

I'm smoking this: "SHAPE: True twin, intermediate or casual experienced" (Roxy website, casual experienced = beginnner, btw)

And this:" a true twin design and sandwich construction means optimum freestyle performance, while retaining strength and durability that will last for years."

And this: "Roxy designed the lightweight, twin freestyle Silhouette snowboard for gals to charge through the pipe and park with the greatest of ease!"

Apparently, you believe that it's "not even a freestyle board." Sooooo.....ummmm....yeah....

Anyway, a lot of misinformation flies around the internet these days and your review didn't seem factual to me. I was just following up.
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Not to be rude but.......

Does anyone take anything with a Roxy symbol serious????
Next thing you know were going to be arguing which is the better Barbie.....


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I have never ridden Roxy, but apparently they are doing good things with their more expensive boards, like the Eminence,Envi, and Ollie Pop. Roxy boards are manufactured by Mervin, the same company that makes Gnu and Lib Tech - in fact many Roxy boards know have MTX/BTX tech just like Gnu. Shayboarder has posted some interesting reviews on Roxy - you should check them out. So no, they aren't all crap, not by a long shot.
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I'm just harrasing.....it was far too easy....

Don't take it too seriously......


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On a lark, due to my small feet, last year demo'd a roxy envi 155 btx for a couple of hours...it was a fun little board for messing around on a hard pack afternoon. I'd equate it with a medium priced 2 seat sports car...it could rail, relatively fast, held edge in steeps, light and did small jumps and drops well. I was a bit too heavy for it and couldn't quite get my stance wide enough but for an intermediate/adv women rider with a bit of aggressive allmtn fs it would be a fine board...actually I was abit surprised by its performance.


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