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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-27-2011, 09:03 AM Thread Starter
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need help finding a snowboard

My 8 year old son would like me to try snowboarding with him. I am 4' 10" femaile and about 160lbs. I am athletic, play ice hockey and can ski but not sure what size board to look for? Can anyone help?
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should I just go for a shorter board 138, 140 or worry about my weight and go bigger. I'm not sure how hard it will be to turn with a bigger board
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should I just go for a shorter board 138, 140 or worry about my weight and go bigger. I'm not sure how hard it will be to turn with a bigger board
Hi,

Awesome that you want to snowboard with your son! I'm taking my 11 year old nephew out this season (if we ever get more snow!).

As for a board, definitely choose a size based on your weight, not your height. Have you researched or considered any up to this point? Also, it's helpful to include your boot size and the location/conditions you'll be riding.

OT - ice hockey player? Nice! I love hockey but have never been on skates lol
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Women's size 8 - regular trails, no park- I haven't looked at anything yet - just wondering what to even look at

Thanks for your help
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My wife rides a 143 at 5'2" 140lbs and size 7 shoe. I would think that you should be fine with a 143-145.
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