Post subject: another board selecta - female edition Posted: Jan 12, 2012 - 06:51 PM
First post: Feb 01, 2011
Total posts: 70
New board for me!
I am looking for a female specific all-mountain board which will also do me in domes as I can't justify a quiver!
I am 5'7", about 10st and have 7.5 DC boots.
My riding 'style' if you can call it that is mainly piste with a bit of flatland/small features. Still trying to progress really.
I currently have a 153 men's Bataleon Fun Kink and I like the TBT.
Tempted by another Bataleon probably a Violenza 149
Burton Lipstick 149
Capita Saturnia 149
Forum Spinster 149
Gnu B-nice 148 or B-Pro 149
K2 Fling 149
Roxy Ally BTX 147
Salomon Lily 148
Rome Lo-fi 150
Lib Tech TRS Slims C2 BTX 148
Have seen some of these in the mid-season sales and I will be on hols in US soon and could get some of these way cheaper over there than they are here.
I am sure all will be great but has anyone got any thoughts...
Post subject: RE: another board selecta - female edition Posted: Jan 12, 2012 - 07:23 PM
First post: Nov 29, 2011
Total posts: 46
Hi there, i have a 149 lipstick from last year, which i found great in all conditions. Its a very high spec womend board and i realy enjoyed riding it.
it was great for playing about on and for charging round the mountian. It was quite forgiving when trying new tricks which really helped me out.
with the ellip kicks, scoop and pro tip these features were great for not catching edges or digging in esp in powder or when you try new stuff. I suppose they work a bit like the bataleon triple base.
I have changed it this year for a Burton 138 Nug, this was a crimbo prezzie of my Boyfriend otherwise i wouldnt have changed it!
if you want to spend a bit more i cant recomened the Nug or Womens Nugget as i ride enough. What an awesome board, short 138!! yet stable and you can litraley throw it any where. I wrode it over new year and had a mix of conditions, spring style snow, hard pack ice and a powder day and i loved it in all. This has helped me with tricks and confidence more than anything else i have rode
I would always buy Burton as the resale value is much better than any other brand, at least you get something back. All you need to do is put it on ebay and normally burton stuff does very well. Newbies to snowboarding often go for burton as its the main boarding brand they have heard of. Bataleon do quite well on ebay to, wax your old board and put it on ebay now and you will do ok, the money you get can go towards your new one:)
I dont want you to think I am trying to sell you anything but if you are interested in a Lipstick i have mine for sale. I only wrode it for one week. Just let me know and i can give you more info. Its currently on ebay.
Thanks and hope you find your board:)
Post subject: RE: another board selecta - female edition Posted: Jan 12, 2012 - 08:16 PM
First post: Apr 13, 2011
Total posts: 231
I went from a Bataleon Distorita to a Burton Lipstick and would never look back - awesome board! (If you're used to the fun kink the K2 fling will bore the feck out of you imo) I hear good things about the roxy ally but never tried one out, but don't think you can go wrong with the lipstick; super sintered and super fun to ride
Post subject:Posted: Jan 12, 2012 - 09:33 PM
First post: Feb 01, 2011
Total posts: 70
cheers ladies looks like there is a favourite in the Lipstick! I will have a look on ebay for your board loopy1981 thanks I'm not set on a brand new board just hadn't seen much i fancied on ebay.
Post subject:Posted: May 17, 2012 - 11:07 AM
First post: Mar 28, 2012
Total posts: 3
Hi folks. I've been popping my head in here for a look for a few years now but this is first time posting.
I'm looking at getting a new board for the Mrs for her birthday. She's probably at the beginner end of the intermediate scale I guess, biggest problem is her confidence I think. Anyway, she won't be hitting much of the park so I'm just looking for suggestions for a good board that will allow her to progress and build her confidence. I stepped onto the rocker train last year and got a Ride Machete and I'm very happy with it, and I think a rocker will help her TBH. Seems to be a lot more difficult to catch an edge.
So she's 5'7'', 66kg and a UK size 8.
Unfortunately, demoing boards isn't really an option if we want to take advantage of the end of season prices in the US (we're living in Oz at the moment).
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