Used to snowboard, ski now but want to try snowboarding again
Hi everyone. I snowboarded from approximately 2000-2007. I am thinking of getting back into snowboarding. I snowboarded for years but one day tried skiing, loved it and went head first into it. I still love skiing but am starting to miss boarding so thinking I want to do both. I rode a Never Summer 155 SL and loved it to pieces. I wasn’t into the parks or pipe at all. I wasn’t a speed demon but I had extreme control and loved cruising down blues and blacks just “riding” the wave and having a good time.
My biggest mistake was selling my never summer so I am snowboardless these days. I am thinking of renting a board this weekend and if I like it again then I will pick up another board and hang onto it this time. I am so comfortable skiing nowadays that I am timid about snowboarding. I still remember how to do it and go through the motions in my mind and when I see someone boarding I watch and observe all the time. I am not sure if I should take a lesson or not. I really feel like I just need a few minutes with no one around so I don’t embarrass myself to remember my edges and all of that and I think I’ll be ok.
Also with regard to renting a board, I am not a lightweight young lady, I am athletic and have generally found women’s boards to be too flexible for me. I like a stiffer board and have generally found more satisfaction riding men’s boards. I am not sure how much technology has changed in the last few years so not sure if I should give a gal’s board a try when I rent this weekend or if I should just ask them for a guy’s board.
I guess I am looking for words of wisdom and encouragement
if your size and boot size fits mens...why not....Perhaps try out a gnu billygoat...have met 3 women who love their goats in 156 or 159....otherwise something bit less aggressive but aggressive is a gnu bpro in a 155. Ur the same as my daughter learned to ride...rode for 7-8 years, switched to skiing like a duck to water and skis the past 4 years on big fatty twins but occasionally will do a day or three of riding per season. Besides all the cool kids can do both board or ski.
That is awesome to hear women's boards have come a long way. I will inquire about demos but not sure my local resort offer them. Their standard issue skies are actually pretty decent IMO so if they don't have demo boards, I am hoping their boards are decent also. I will definitely do some demoing at other places before I buy.