On the contrary...Weight being the biggest factor. My wife in that weight range is very comfortable on a 145-147. Also depends on riding style. If she is a big mountain rider, then obviously size up a bit. for all mountain riding with low to average ability I would lean toward 143-147 tops.I'm assuming 125-140 is her weight?
What's her height, that plays more into sizing than the weight.
Assuming she's not abnormally short and squat, or giraffe tall, a 150-152 sounds reasonable.
Exactly, boards aren't that clever YET...I think the old guard thought that your board should fall between your chin and your nose when you were sizing it. But if you really think about it critically, the board doesn't give two shits about how tall you are.
Think about engaging the sidecut of the board on a carve or just riding toe/heel side. Does the board respond based on the amount of pressure and weight applied, or based on how far away your knees/shoulders/head are from the board?
That's the easiest way for me to think about it I guess.
This.On the contrary...Weight being the biggest factor. My wife in that weight range is very comfortable on a 145-147. Also depends on riding style. If she is a big mountain rider, then obviously size up a bit. for all mountain riding with low to average ability I would lean toward 143-147 tops.
True its preference, but being at best an intermediate I wouldnt put her on anything longer than the 147, unless she is a speed demon or seeking big mountain thrills. Will be much easier for her to manuver through groomers at any given crowded resort. Hell my buddy's wife rode a 145 for years weighing around 165. She just stepped up to a 151 and finds it a touch big for her. Again, low intermediate rider cruising groomers.This.
My bad, early morning.
I'd size up a bit from a 143, and put her more into a 147-152 size range. My ex was 110 lbs and rode a 145. Granted, it is all personal preference, and I'm sure she'll be able to ride whatever size she ends up getting without an issue, but ya..
HEY! I didn't say a word! Just posted a calculator, completely innocently. (Now I have to: 147 is a toy and not a board, damn! )Neni might argue with my logic but she is abnormal! Little girl on a big mountain slayer and can manhandle it from what I hear! :cheeky4:
Muahahahaha. :yahoo:HEY! I didn't say a word! Just posted a calculator, completely innocently. (Now I have to: 147 is a toy and not a board, damn! )
And I'M NOT "LITTLE"! 5'8 is tall where I live! Grmpfffff!
No seriously. I'm sure, a small board is easier to learn with. She can size up step by step.
what your referring to is a moment (sorry my engineer is coming out in me).i think height does have something to do with board size, not as much as weight, but it does play a small role,
for example hold five pounds with your arms extended, easy right? not put that five pounds on the end of a long pole, it becomes much heavier...
see where im going with this, a taller person has longer legs (lever's) that should be able to apply more force given the same weight as a shorter person
(none of this is fact it just seems logical in my backwards brain)
edit: to the OP i agree with everyone else 145-150