Beginner - Need advice on ladies snowboards

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AMarieA
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Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:46 am

This will be my 3rd season snowboarding (snowboarding 2 or 3 times each winter). I've been renting and have decided it is time to buy my own. Going by the boards I've rented, my size is a 149. I will most likely be buying used and would prefer not to spend a lot since it is my first board. So which boards do you recommend for a beginner?
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Thu Sep 15, 2011 12:03 pm

YO!



check out geartrade.com for good deals on used stuff. heres a link to a 149 that i just found for you. it comes with size Medium bindings too. looks like a good deal for the price.

http://www.geartrade.com/item/177865



HOLLER!
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Thu Sep 15, 2011 5:33 pm

Craigslist is great for gear. Also check with rental shops for last years demos on sale
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Thu Sep 15, 2011 5:34 pm

Or put an WTB ad in our gear shop section on the messageboard. alot of people trade on here

Oh yeah.... and welcome aboard where r u from?? where do you board?
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AMarieA
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Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:54 am

Thank you both for the information!!



I live in Knoxville so my husband and I can run up to Ober after work for a night ride during the week and last year we made it to Sugar for a weekend trip. I'm hoping this year we can get to Beech and maybe back to Sugar once. We'll see.
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Fri Sep 23, 2011 8:52 pm

I have a Roxy Ollie Pop and would marry it if it was legal. This is a twin tipped park board. Park boards are good for beginners because they are soft and flexy. Plus when riding small hills, park may be where you progress to. Mine has flex and pop like I never had before. The board is soft and small enough for my small girl body.



The Roxy snowboards are very women specific. They are excellent for smaller women. The Roxy Ollie pop is my favorite snowboard. I have demoed others and owned 2 other brands of women specific boards.



Roxy is known for clothing, but the snowboards are made by Mervin Manufacturing. This company is highly reputable. They make other good quality boards, like Gnu and Lib Tech.



You should select your the length depending on each individual board's size charts. Different boards have different size recommendations.



Out of the women's boards I have demoed, I liked Never Summer too. Also Burton makes lots of different women specific models.



I bought my board on Ebay. It was not used but from the previous season. Previous season boards are usually 50 percent off from the retail price.
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Mon Sep 26, 2011 4:23 pm

@AMarieA 250463 wrote:Thank you both for the information!!



I live in Knoxville so my husband and I can run up to Ober after work for a night ride during the week and last year we made it to Sugar for a weekend trip. I'm hoping this year we can get to Beech and maybe back to Sugar once. We'll see.



If your gonna try and hit Beech once, you should shoot for the summit meeting or maybe the unofficial CF summit. It's a blast. Last season we drank a lot of beer, tailgated, and chased chickens.... Or chased a beer drinking chicken, if you ask the BMPD.:D
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@Dracan6 251261 wrote:If your gonna try and hit Beech once, you should shoot for the summit meeting or maybe the unofficial CF summit. It's a blast. Last season we drank a lot of beer, tailgated, and chased chickens.... Or chased a beer drinking chicken, if you ask the BMPD.:D



Aaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh, GOOD TIMES!!!!!!!!
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Sat Oct 01, 2011 10:55 am

welcome to the board. having your own gear will help you....big time. you can focus more on boarding rather than getting the right adjustments.



the summits are a lot of fun...hope to meet you there......
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