Need Help Picking New Board for the Wife
Everyone here was so great in helping me pick my first board last year ( BIG Thanks to Snowolf), that I thought you could do the same for my wife. She rented & borrowed a friends board last season and is hooked and wants her own set up for 08/09. She is 5'3 130 lbs, wears womens size 6 K2 boots, regular stance and is strictly into cruising down groomed resort runs in Vermont & New Hampshire. I really think she needs a beginner / slight intermediate board since she just started linking turns at the end of the season (pretty sure the board she borrowed was way to stiff for her and she had a hard time initiating turns). I'm a big fan of my Rome Solution 158 and arsenal bindings, but don't know much about their female boards and bindings, so if anybody has any opinions of a good set up for a 40 y.o. new female rider, please let me know. Thanks
Two choices that we have to offer
FORUM Star Snowboard All Mountain - favorite among accomplished female riders who want a durable board with a directional shape that is versatile enough to handle anything thrown its way.
http://www.shoptheblend.com/images/T/Forum_STAR_149.jpg 142cm or 146cm
Market price: $359.99
Our price: $233.99
ROME Vinyl Snowboard Freestyle - Twin - A winner of numerous magazine tests, the Vinyl lays down the subtle feel and control for everyday runs with friends; technical tricks; powder lines
http://www.shoptheblend.com/images/T/vinyl_152-ROME.jpg 143cm or 146cm
Market price: $370.00
Our price: $222.00
This is an old thread, I know. But for anyone still looking for a women's beginner board, I thought this might help. I am exactly the same size as aforementioned lady, and I rode a 144 5150 Empress for about ever (3 years). I liked it because it was a directional, (aka: I didn't fall down as much) it was cheap, (so I could spend money on the vast amount of other stuff I needed) and it was SOOO pretty! :p No really, until you really know what you're doing, there is no reason (in my opinion) to break the bank on a setup that you will a) thrash to pieces or b) outgrow in a year (or in my case, 3 years :rolleyes:) You can learn on just about anything. The board doesn't make the rider, if you ask me. I guess I hope people don't go out an toss a bunch of money at a beginner board just because its the coolest one out there.....
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