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Hey guys
The missus an I, just paid for our trip to whistler in mid feb.
We are gonna be tight for cash, and I really don't want to hire a board for her. I have a 151 lib tech trs, would it be smart for her to ride it? She is meant to be on 153 from memory, she has only ridden 5 -6 days over the last 4 years, and cannot turn properly but she picks it up slowly after a lesson. If it helps she weighs 75kg and about 170cm boot size is 8-9 us. It's just an idea she may be borrowing a board from her friend and the TRS is the last resort.
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I'm a TALL female (with big feet), so, a male board is my only option.... I find it takes me a little more effort to flex a board than I think it would take a male, so, I try to get more flexible boards.

A couple runs and I think you can dial almost anything in and figure out how to ride it right.

I would think it would be no problem for her!!!
 

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There's a demo tent mid mountain on the whistler side, she could do lots of demos of women's boards in her size. If the demos are better for her then keep doing them or rent something similar. If the trs feels no diff then don't bother.

From the demo tent go skiers right around the lodge and you are in the family zone which has some of whistlers more mellow riding, which is a good place for beginners. Have fun.

No shame in downloading by gondola instead of riding out at end of day if she finds it steep or tiring.

There also a beginner lift at blackcomb base, you may want to do a run or two there to start.
 

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If she was a guy that 151 TRS would be a little undersized for her at her size. Since she is a beginner having a board a little short won't matter. Which TRS is this? If it is one of the BTX ones then great. Center rocker or full rocker board let beginners have the most fun. If it is an older cambered TRS I would use it as a last resort. Though I learned on a cambered 154 TRS and just a little larger then her.

No matter what make sure she watches the videos at snowprofessor.com until she has them memorized.
 

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Women's boards are a dime a dozen on craigslist around here... and I live in Atlanta!
 

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thanks for the input everyone.
I'm a TALL female (with big feet), so, a male board is my only option.... I find it takes me a little more effort to flex a board than I think it would take a male, so, I try to get more flexible boards.

A couple runs and I think you can dial almost anything in and figure out how to ride it right.

I would think it would be no problem for her!!!
I think my girlfriend is at the level where she couldn't tell a flexy board from a stiff. but i know i could see her progress more on an easier/flexier board, weather she can tell or not. like you said i think after a couple of runs she will pick it up.

There's a demo tent mid mountain on the whistler side, she could do lots of demos of women's boards in her size. If the demos are better for her then keep doing them or rent something similar. If the trs feels no diff then don't bother.

From the demo tent go skiers right around the lodge and you are in the family zone which has some of whistlers more mellow riding, which is a good place for beginners. Have fun.

No shame in downloading by gondola instead of riding out at end of day if she finds it steep or tiring.

There also a beginner lift at blackcomb base, you may want to do a run or two there to start.
Ive been there before and remembered the demo tents, that was one of my thoughts just getting her to demo some gear to see what she likes and weather she can distinguish between boards. We are from Australia, and the general demo boards here are usually a mid range burton board, which is what she was riding last. i wouldn't want to rent a board for her if its going to be the same as the TRS.

If she was a guy that 151 TRS would be a little undersized for her at her size. Since she is a beginner having a board a little short won't matter. Which TRS is this? If it is one of the BTX ones then great. Center rocker or full rocker board let beginners have the most fun. If it is an older cambered TRS I would use it as a last resort. Though I learned on a cambered 154 TRS and just a little larger then her.

No matter what make sure she watches the videos at snowprofessor.com until she has them memorized.
Its the old cambered 08-09 model. I think she is meant to be on a 153, but shes learning, and its all i have, so i wanna try make do with whats available, and without making it a terrible experience for her. if she doesn't like the board, then we will go rent for a couple of days so she can see what she likes.

Women's boards are a dime a dozen on craigslist around here... and I live in Atlanta!
we are in Australia and ive been on gumtree & ebay looking for boards for her but people usually want what they paid for, even if its really old but i still keep a look out for deals :)
 
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