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Hi everyone, I am new here and thought this was a good place to go for advice.

I have had the same board for a few years and it is a the roxy eminence board.I have very bad knees for being 23. Soccer injuries and surgeries. I usually pop a couple Advils before heading up. By the end of the night, my knees are bruised. But, I enjoy myself too much to stop..I am a good rider, been riding since I was 8, but my knee pain is horrible. I don't want to stop riding and now avoid the park because of my knees and harder runs. I just try to cruise along now. I have moved to a 15degree front 0 back stance to relieve some pain. There is no current issues with my knees, besides past injuries.

I need a new board this season and I am thinking if I should go for a more beginner, less aggressive board? I was going to get the Roxy t-bird, but if a beginner board would alleviate pain, I will do that and if there is any recommendations for a good board, please let me know.

Thanks for any help!
 

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Since your an advanced rider my personal opinion would be to get a directional damp all mountain board and some cushy bindings with canting. Less chatter and less work for carving plus it will plow thru rough terrain. A flexible board might have your knees working to hard to control it. :dunno:
 

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That's good advice. A damp board will absorb more. Some companys make relatively damp boards that are not overly stiff. You may also want to try something that rolls onto an edge easily like a Bataleon Jam. The TBT might be a plus for you.
 

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Thanks for both of your replies.

I was researching a bit more and found that never summer boards have a good dampening system. Always had roxy boards..

The Infinity board is a directional twin with a RD2 dampening system Never Summer Infinity Snowboard - Women's | Backcountry.com

And the onyx(true twin) which I like the design better.. has a ODS dampening system.
Never Summer Onyx Snowboard - Women's | Backcountry.com

Anyone with an idea of which system is best? Or should I stick with the directional twin with the infinity?

I looked up Bataleon boards. The Feelbetter is the board in my size. But, I can't find any vibration reducing feature unless that is what TBT is. I am not familiar with the company. The price is better though:)
Bataleon

I have Burton stiletto bindings now, but my friend has the Burton Lexa which I will try to see if it makes any difference cushion wise.

Thanks again!
 

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My girl has the 2014 infinity and 2014 escapades. She is coming from burton stilettos and a Ride promise. Her new set up in my opinion is probably the best possible female set up that's out for comfort, stability and all mountain riding. The lexa is like the men's vita and is a sick binding as well but the hammock highback on the escapade is meant to act as a shock absorber and the auto cant foot bed is the softest I've seen on the market. That shit was expensive but she deserves it and earned it the last few seasons but most important I think it will make her experience the best possible. Better edge hold. Less chatter and more damp. COMFORTABLE!!!! and responsive.
 

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And we assume you're gyming it up and so on to build muscular strength off season, yes?

Oh, and the Sims X-Wedge springs to mind. Don't know if the 150 is small enough for you though. But don't ask me about this one, ask BA.
 

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some g-form type knee pads for support and protection, and foams pads between boot and binding, canted forward on the back...and vicadin
 

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Mystery2many- I am going to go to a board shop and check out the Infinity and Onyx boards. I am leaning towards the Infinity as you recommended. I will also look into Escapade bindings. Looks like its going be an expensive season!

Anticrobotic -I go to the gym 3 to 4 days a week. So, it isn't an issue of strength or fatigue. I looked up the Sims wedge board, but it is 150, I am in the range of 142-145. Thank you though.

jdang307 - I checked out the Harshmellow board for women's, but unfortunately, I literally only have $500 to spend from saving up. It goes over that with tax :/ Thanks for the suggestion though.

CassMT- I think I am going invest in the g form pads this year. I am trying to get everything I can to have a more enjoyable ride. It is expensive to buy a whole new setup this year at once. But, it will be worth it in the end.

wrathfuldeity- Never have tried any of that, with the exception of beer :)
but will look into that. Thanks!
 

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You can find 2013 escapades for a great price right now, especially if you like the yellow/white colors. And last years women's boards are the same except different top sheets. If you really search you'll be able to find exactly what you need. And you can post here what you find and everyone will help you.
 

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Mystery2many- I am going to go to a board shop and check out the Infinity and Onyx boards. I am leaning towards the Infinity as you recommended. I will also look into Escapade bindings. Looks like its going be an expensive season!

Anticrobotic -I go to the gym 3 to 4 days a week. So, it isn't an issue of strength or fatigue. I looked up the Sims wedge board, but it is 150, I am in the range of 142-145. Thank you though.

jdang307 - I checked out the Harshmellow board for women's, but unfortunately, I literally only have $500 to spend from saving up. It goes over that with tax :/ Thanks for the suggestion though.

CassMT- I think I am going invest in the g form pads this year. I am trying to get everything I can to have a more enjoyable ride. It is expensive to buy a whole new setup this year at once. But, it will be worth it in the end.

wrathfuldeity- Never have tried any of that, with the exception of beer :)
but will look into that. Thanks!
Not sure anything short of a stiff brace from a doctor is going to help. Isn't the g form pads just for impacts?

Yeah too bad you're not a 152cm rider because they have the K2 Eco Lites for $300 or less for last years.

Harshmellow can also be used in a binding and boots. So if you Harshmellow all 3 (board, boots bindings) it might help. But that is a hefty investment.
 

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Tried looking for last years onyx, infinity and the k2 boards. No luck! The only escapades I have found are the EST versions :/ I will keep looking.
 

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Yep, checked ebay. If they have it, it is not my size or close to it. I live in Orange County, California.
 

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Yeah sucks for sizing. There was a 145 K2 Eco Lite on ebay for $200 but its gone. There is a 148 new for $420 but that's slightly out of your range.
 

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idk, glucosamine with msn or eating a bowl shrimp and the tails with a fresh micro beer...helps with my 54 yr old knees.
Not trying to thread jack but this stuck out to me. Is there added nutritional benefit when eating the tails of shrimp? I love shrimp but always skip the tail.
 
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