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  Quote teaker Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Ladie's board recommendation for a beginner-
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Hey crew,

My girlfriend is a beginner and is looking to buy her first board. She is 5'3" and weighs about 100lbs- so is looking for something between 140-145cm. Her budget for the board is $250.

She won't be spending too much time off of groomers to begin with (no park, etc) but at some point I'm sure she'll want to get into some good deep pow runs with us.

I told her she should get a rockered board, but the guys at the board shop suggested a cambered board. She's not catching edges very often, but I figure the less time she spends on her butt the better.

What do you all think? Does anyone have any boards to recommend?

Thanks!
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  Quote rye Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/22/2013 at 11:20am
you can possible get away with a kids board for her to save some money $$$$$$
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  Quote teaker Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/22/2013 at 11:55am
She was considering that but supposedly the build/material quality in a kids board is usually lacking as compared to an adult board. Is there any truth in this?
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  Quote MTpow Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/22/2013 at 12:32pm
Originally posted by teaker

She was considering that but supposedly the build/material quality in a kids board is usually lacking as compared to an adult board. Is there any truth in this?


yes
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  Quote 2zz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/22/2013 at 1:52pm
Girl I ride with got this women's Sims board. Dunno the model but is super light. Think might be flat camber...not sure. It holds an edge well. She can Ollie, carve, and bomb with it with ease.
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  Quote Muse25 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/22/2013 at 3:15pm
Is she linking her turns already?
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This might do the trick
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  Quote teaker Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/22/2013 at 4:51pm
Originally posted by Muse25

Is she linking her turns already?


Yes- just starting to.
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  Quote Jack Off Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/22/2013 at 5:23pm
Go with cambered.  Learning on a rockered board is "cheating" and will teach her bad form/technique. 

There are plenty of boards that would be good for her and she can get a great board for $250.  Check out boards with a soft/mid flex and cambered. 
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  Quote hana24 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/22/2013 at 5:42pm
Soft cambered board.  It's not like with a rocker she'll magically catch edges a lot less and be able to snowboard like a pro.  I had no issues learning on camber so tell her to suck it up LOL  Just kidding, she'll be fine on camber. Plus it'll teach her the correct technique/form like what Jack Off said. 

Capita saturnia is a soft cambered board that's pretty cheap.  Another is burton's deja vu.  Rome Lo Fi.  You'll kind of have to look around a bit to find a women's camber since a lot of them are incorporating some sort of rocker in.   

For $250 and for the very first board I would look for a used board or get a previous season. 
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  Quote Angry Midget Yo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/22/2013 at 7:25pm
Originally posted by MTpow

Originally posted by teaker

She was considering that but supposedly the build/material quality in a kids board is usually lacking as compared to an adult board. Is there any truth in this?


yes

Confirmed, but that's only my experience with Burton's board and bindings.  I have yet taken out my NS boards to see how their youth gears fare out with their adult version.  I also can't compare Capita's youth gear with their adult version yet either because I don't have an adult model yet.    
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  Quote teaker Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/23/2013 at 3:36am
Thanks for the helpful replies everyone- I'll post what she ends up going with.
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  Quote coolz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/23/2013 at 3:53am
Originally posted by Angry Midget Yo

Originally posted by MTpow

Originally posted by teaker

She was considering that but supposedly the build/material quality in a kids board is usually lacking as compared to an adult board. Is there any truth in this?


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Confirmed, but that's only my experience with Burton's board and bindings.  I have yet taken out my NS boards to see how their youth gears fare out with their adult version.  I also can't compare Capita's youth gear with their adult version yet either because I don't have an adult model yet.    
can l ask what in particular? l assumed the material would be the same...
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  Quote teaker Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/23/2013 at 5:48am
Okay- well I think it's going to be between the capita saturnia and the capita space metal fantasy. Anyone have any experience with either?
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  Quote twigs686 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/23/2013 at 5:54am
Bump for the burton blender. Lightweight and was easy for my sister to learn on. Would recommend.
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  Quote fishkur Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/23/2013 at 5:59am
Originally posted by 2zz

Girl I ride with got this women's Sims board. Dunno the model but is super light. Think might be flat camber...not sure. It holds an edge well. She can Ollie, carve, and bomb with it with ease.

Have to agree with flat camber...any women I teach seem to love it as it is a little more forgiving than camber, but without the sloppy, out-of-control rocker feeling.  Still holds enough edge for bombing crusty runs too.

Great experiences with a Ride Canvas.  It's not as soft as many of the other recommendations here, but everyone likes different things.
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  Quote hana24 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/23/2013 at 7:28am
Originally posted by teaker

Okay- well I think it's going to be between the capita saturnia and the capita space metal fantasy. Anyone have any experience with either?


I've ridden the capita saturnia for the past 2 seasons and I love it.  I can take it anywhere. Groomers, park, off groomers.  Holds an edge well but it's still playful and that thing is pretty good at taking hits (I hit a lot of things like trees, rocks).  It's an easy board to maintain since the base is extruded. 

I haven't ridden the space metal fantasy, but I know 2 people on here who have and they both loved it too. 

I don't think you can go wrong with either one of those board choices.
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