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All of my gear got stolen so I'm in the market for a new set-up. I would rate myself as an intermediate rider (comfortable on blues, working on blacks). I generally ride groomers, some trees, and powder if I can. I only do very small jumps off on the sides right now but would be interested in maybe trying out the park this upcoming season. I'm in the Pacific Northwest.

I'm female but wear men's 10 Vans boots so I need a men's board. I'm just over 6' and weigh max 140lbs. I'm very slender and not particularly athletic or muscular, so I'm worried about aggressive men's boards being too much for me. I want a responsive set up so that serious work and muscle tone aren't required for maneuverability.

My old set up was a Rossignol Circuit Amptek and some worn out old Drake bindings. I found the hybrid rocker to be enjoyable but wished I had a somewhat stiffer board that could go faster. I'm looking for something capable of gaining speed while feeling stable, and able to cut through end of the day crud without me feeling the board bending over every bump. I want a board I can move into the advanced level with. My #1 goal for next season is to get comfortable going fast.

Any board suggestions? I'd love to hear any suggestions you have, though I've been mostly looking at:
Ride Crush
Ride Machete
K2 Raygun
K2 Turbo Dream

I'd welcome binding suggestions too. So far I've mostly been looking at Ride Capo or EX, K2 Formulas, or Union Forces.

Thanks in advance.
 

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Well the first Proto I saw on the mountain when they came out a couple years ago a girl about your size was on it. I've since seen a few girls on this board.

So I love my setup from last year so no reason to not suggest it, re:flex burton malavita bindings on a proto. Goes anywhere super comfy.

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I'm just over 6' and weigh max 140lbs. I'm very slender and not particularly athletic or muscular, so I'm worried about aggressive men's boards being too much for me.
Do you have big boobs? Post pics of your riding..... In a bikini if possible.


Figured I be the perv welcome...
 

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Do you have big boobs? Post pics of your riding..... In a bikini if possible.


Figured I be the perv welcome...


Budget is max $350 for the board under my insurance, before taxes. I think that unfortunately puts Prior out of my price range. I'm in Canada but it's easy for me to grab something from the US. I'm hoping to get in on the good summer sales, though it's too bad I can't demo anything right now.

For the Proto, is it true NS boards are heavier than average? The Proto seems to be over my budget at my local shop, but maybe I'll try to find it online from the US for cheaper. I heard NS boards are either love it or hate it though, so I really do wish I could demo before ordering. These thieves had terrible timing.
 

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hah :) You gotta nice sesne og humor )) hope the boobs are allright too :)

Prior are mostly for who know what they for, but if you garb it, even used - it'd be great!
 

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I'm very slender and not particularly athletic or muscular, so I'm worried about aggressive men's boards being too much for me. I want a responsive set up so that serious work and muscle tone aren't required for maneuverability.
Sorry to hear about the theft :thumbsdown: Just to say: You don't have to be a heavy boned/athletic gal to feel comfortable on aggressive men’s boards. I'm also rather slender (5’65/120lbs) and prefer to ride these boards cause they offer more stability and response. The more stability/response, the more confident I feel while riding fast, and I really think it’s easier to learn to handle stiffer boards (build up the technique/muscles), than to learn to feel confident riding fast on mellow ones :). If you don’t go for the super stiff ones, you’ll be fine.

I'm looking for something capable of gaining speed while feeling stable, and able to cut through end of the day crud without me feeling the board bending over every bump. I want a board I can move into the advanced level with. My #1 goal for next season is to get comfortable going fast.
I heard NS boards are either love it or hate it though, so I really do wish I could demo before ordering.
Don't think it's particularly NS that is a love or hate thing but rather the rocker shape :dunno:. I tried different boards of this shape and didn't feel comfortable at all. Sure, you can go fast with them (I could straight line them too, but I didn't feel confident doing it) but they feel loose compared to the camber/camber hybrid/flat hybrid I ride otherwise. So if your main goal is to go faster with confidence, I wouldn't go for rocker…

The Ride Farah is my soft afternoon crud fun board. It’s stable and responsive at higher speeds, fast edge to edge, very easy to turn, damp in moguls, good in pow, ok to carve: a nice all mountain board. The biggest one is 153 and might be too narrow for you… but the Ride Berzerker is said to be the men’s equivalent, so this could be one to look at.


BTW: the giraffe was great :laugh:
 

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I couldn't find an actual giraffe in yoga pants so this is the next best thing

 

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Do you have big boobs? Post pics of your riding..... In a bikini if possible.


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Get outta here, she's mine.:RantExplode:

So, Ziggy:cool:... How you doin'?;)

I'm just fuckin' whit chya, I'm really a Saint:unsure:

If you want, I'll find you a sweet deck for cheap?:thumbsup:

It's kinda what I do:bowdown:

Then put that money towards a seasons pass to Cypress.
I should be doing the corporate discount thing again this year.
Depending on your age(18+:hope:) it's around $350 bucks

I think I went close to 50 times last year by myself:sad:
I'm in dire need of a 6 foot 140 pound:tongue4: snowboard buddy:D


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Hahaha... Gorgeous!
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... no wonder, that there are so few girls around on this board :giggle:
 

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Having a uterus helps me make all the best friends.

Get outta here, she's mine.:RantExplode:

So, Ziggy:cool:... How you doin'?;)

I'm just fuckin' whit chya, I'm really a Saint:unsure:

If you want, I'll find you a sweet deck for cheap?:thumbsup:

It's kinda what I do:bowdown:

Then put that money towards a seasons pass to Cypress.
I should be doing the corporate discount thing again this year.
Depending on your age(18+:hope:) it's around $350 bucks

I think I went close to 50 times last year by myself:sad:
I'm in dire need of a 6 foot 140 pound:tongue4: snowboard buddy:D


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For serious, if you do see good deals around, let me know. Sadly I can't go the Craigslist route because I need receipts for my insurance though. I've checked out the 4th/Burrard shops but the US deals are way better right now.

Season pass to Cypress probably isn't such a bad idea. I had a Whis pass last year but I sadly no longer get the student rate and no way I'm dropping $1800 or whatever on it this year.

Soooo... no actual opinions on the K2 Raygun or Turbo Dream, or the Ride Crush or Machete from anyone?
 

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Having a uterus helps me make all the best friends.



For serious, if you do see good deals around, let me know. Sadly I can't go the Craigslist route because I need receipts for my insurance though. I've checked out the 4th/Burrard shops but the US deals are way better right now.

Season pass to Cypress probably isn't such a bad idea. I had a Whis pass last year but I sadly no longer get the student rate and no way I'm dropping $1800 or whatever on it this year.

Soooo... no actual opinions on the K2 Raygun or Turbo Dream, or the Ride Crush or Machete from anyone?
If I see something I think fits, I'll be all over you, er it, the hookup.
You know what I mean:hope:;)

I'm trading my 2012 Gnu Carbon Credit 156 for a 2012 Ride Machete 158 tomorrow. :dizzy:

Seasons pass to Cypress is a great Idea:yahoo:
Get the Silver pass with my corporate discount, it's the best deal.
$350 or so:unsure: & you get 7 days a week from 9am-10pm.
Except over the Christmas holidays(8 days?) & weekends in Jan & Feb.

You save like $700 bucks by not going on the shittiest days of the year.
I & a few other guys on here had them & it's a smokin' deal.

It probably worked out to be $5-$7 bucks a go for me & there were lots of days I would've gone but couldn't afford to drive by myself.

I had to put adds in the Craigslist Rideshare.
No joke, I need a tall slender female riding partner:eek:ccasion14:


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Interesting, I'll be looking into that pass for sure later on. Can't see myself getting in too many evening sessions with my job though which might make it less of a good call with the Jan/Feb weekend block.
 

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I'm female but wear men's 10 Vans boots so I need a men's board. I'm just over 6' and weigh max 140lbs. I'm very slender and not particularly athletic or muscular, so I'm worried about aggressive men's boards being too much for me. I want a responsive set up so that serious work and muscle tone aren't required for maneuverability.
So at 140, in pnw how about saving up a few more pennies and get a gnu rider's choice, ladies choice, or b-pro in a 154-56. However if saying ur worried about aggressiveness but you want a responsive set-up to avoid work and muscle tone for maneuverability....is a bit of a contradiction. If you don't have the muscle, ur going to get beat up and taken for a ride on an aggressive board...though with a responsive/aggressive board it will take less work and more finesse and you can ride more efficiently...but that is more a matter of having a combination the required muscles and having developed technique/skills. An advanced board will demand some effort and if you don't want to put it in then it is a waste of technology/design.
 
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