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So my wife has been on a board once on her life. I thought she did well for the few hours she rode, she says she doesn't want to buy a board "it's just not worth it"
Well what do you guys think if I buy some smaller bindings and set up my old option sig 153". I don't know enough about women's boards softer flex etc. the option does have a narrower waist that should help.
Or do I just nut up buy her a women's board and tell her she's coming. I know she'll ride she's thinking 1-2 times a season tho so just rent. But rent 2 times and your half way there

Ohh she's 5'9" 120ish. (You didn't hear that from me)
 

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So my wife has been on a board once on her life. I thought she did well for the few hours she rode, she says she doesn't want to buy a board "it's just not worth it"
Well what do you guys think if I buy some smaller bindings and set up my old option sig 153". I don't know enough about women's boards softer flex etc. the option does have a narrower waist that should help.
Or do I just nut up buy her a women's board and tell her she's coming. I know she'll ride she's thinking 1-2 times a season tho so just rent. But rent 2 times and your half way there

Ohh she's 5'9" 120ish. (You didn't hear that from me)
I just listed my wife's previous set up. Check it out and feel free to ask. She loved magne traction, gave her way more confidence. My wife is also 5'9. Super athletic runner chick.
 

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What's her shoe size and what's the waist width of that 153 you have?

A 153 is a bit big for someone at 120lbs.
 

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This is a great question. The right gear will make all of the difference in whether or not your wife will want to continue to ride. A few bad experiences right off can frustrate some riders right out of the sport.

If you get her a board that is technically correct for her specs and looks and feels right to her, she will be way more likely to love shredding with you.

There are many awesome brand new 2014 options available for under $150.00 that will take her well into carving, airs, and park.

Please post up her foot size as well and we can give you some great suggestions.
 

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I just listed my wife's previous set up. Check it out and feel free to ask. She loved magne traction, gave her way more confidence. My wife is also 5'9. Super athletic runner chick.
That looks like a good setup and I'm entertaining the idea. She wears a 8.5 nike could u check your wife's shoe size? I know I size up from shoe to boot.
I agree she probably should have a setup for her not a handme down. I want to say the sig board is 10.5 waist.
The board "ridinbend" has is 152 roxy. You guys think that be better for her size
 

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That looks like a good setup and I'm entertaining the idea. She wears a 8.5 nike could u check your wife's shoe size? I know I size up from shoe to boot.
I agree she probably should have a setup for her not a handme down. I want to say the sig board is 10.5 waist.
The board "ridinbend" has is 143. You guys think that be better for her size
10.5 inches is 26.67 cm. That is very wide.
 

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That looks like a good setup and I'm entertaining the idea. She wears a 8.5 nike could u check your wife's shoe size? I know I size up from shoe to boot.
I agree she probably should have a setup for her not a handme down. I want to say the sig board is 10.5 waist.
The board "ridinbend" has is 143. You guys think that be better for her size
The board I have is 152, will have to get back to you on shoe size but pretty sure it's 9.5

http://www.snowdb.com/catalog/roxy/2009/eminence-mtx-royal-edition
 

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PS: Consider that a women's 8.5 is equivalent to a men's 7-7.5. That is very small in terms of a men's foot. You will find many threads here written by guys that have ended up purchasing women's board because they have similar sized feet.
 

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10.5 must be my new board. I know there's an inch diff between the two. I wear a 10.5 shoe and my toes hang off the sig a bit. Must be a 9.5.
I will get the tape on it after work before I keep spewing numbers
 

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Yeah 153 is big for a 120 pound girl. I like wiredsports idea of a proper sized beginner board to start.

My fiancee weighed about 140 when she started on a 149 K2 Luna. She learned A LOT and her second board is a 153 freeride board... Loves it, but learning on it would have been tough.
 

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I've about the same stats as your wife and I've learned on handme down men's boards 156+. It's possible to learn on them, but I'm sure, I would have progressed faster and would have had an easier start on smaller, more suitable boards. My first own new board (10y after the first turns) was something around 148 and I remember, that it was sooo much easier to turn :laugh:
I'd say, if it's in budget, get her a smaller board.
 

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So my wife has been on a board once on her life. I thought she did well for the few hours she rode, she says she doesn't want to buy a board "it's just not worth it"
Well what do you guys think if I buy some smaller bindings and set up my old option sig 153". I don't know enough about women's boards softer flex etc. the option does have a narrower waist that should help.
Or do I just nut up buy her a women's board and tell her she's coming. I know she'll ride she's thinking 1-2 times a season tho so just rent. But rent 2 times and your half way there

Ohh she's 5'9" 120ish. (You didn't hear that from me)
Get a womens board from a previous season. It'll last her years. and if she gets hooked, she'll already have a board. Dooooo it.
 

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smaller bindings and set up my old option sig 153". I don't know enough about women's boards softer flex etc. the option does have a narrower waist that should help.
Ohh she's 5'9" 120ish. (You didn't hear that from me)
the old option signatures are a fairly stiff cambered boards comparative to what is available today...the 153 is probably a tad too wide, stiff and cambered...not un-do-able but perhaps more punishing learning curve than necessary...However a stiff camber board requires developing more precise technical skills...which are useful to have earlier learned further down the road. Thus if she is going to be "a mom" rider and not an amazon burly girly...at her size she could be on a 142-146...148 being about the upper limit depending on flex if it is softer. Roxy emi, gnu b-nice or ns infinity types would be certainly easier.
 

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I was going to post when I first saw this thread earlier cuz it made me laugh! Title reads as if you were asking to trade your wife for a board!

Glad I waited until you got some pertinent, reasonable responses before making that joke! ;)
 

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Seriously Chomps, only one smiley in that post? You're losing your touch dude...
 

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142 to 148, something used cheap w/ middle of the road flex, the camber type is not important at this stage, she just needs to get out and ride, learn a bit and hopefully if she's genuinely interested she can then decide what she wants in a board herself.
 

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Seriously Chomps, only one smiley in that post? You're losing your touch dude...
Trying to tone it down a tad after my meltdown during the troll summer shitstorm around here! (....for the benefit of humor impaired amongst us!) ;)
 

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I must have been gone for all of that...damn.
 
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