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Mischa
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16/09/2018 2:10 am  

Hey all

 

A friend of mine is interested in buying a new board.

Right now, she's got an old Palmer Jade 144 and she'd like to get something that's:

Forgiving, easy to ride, can do a little powder too

 

She's not an advanced rider or has any ambitions to shred the park or rails and stuff like that. Also, she won't be joining me in Hokkaido this Christmas, so she doesn't need a niche deep pow board either.

 

This is what I came up with so far:

Rossignol Justice

Jones Twin sister

Roxy XoXo C2e

Arbor Swoon

 

Any further recommendations? Capita, Burton?

 

Cheers

Mischa


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16/09/2018 2:41 am  

Jones Mind Expander. They have women's and kids sizes this year.

 

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16/09/2018 6:09 am  

Would look at the Nitro Drop, women specific all mountain board for a little bit of pow. Easy to ride and lovely graphics. My girlfriend raves about hers. Good price point too.

Jones has besides Mind Expander also Dream Catcher thats more similar to the drop if more sizes are needed.

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180cm (5'11") I 102kg (222lbs) I 265MP (8,5US)
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Mischa
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16/09/2018 8:48 am  

@Supra

The Mind Expander is def not a board that I would recommend to a "beginner snowboarder, looking for something forgiving to ride pistes and also work in the pow for those rare off-piste adventures"...

She's not looking for a powder board that can be used on the slopes, but for a riding focused board that can be used in powder.

 

@unsuspected

Thanks, the Nitro drop looks gorgeous. Will definitely show her that one too. Does it ride switch?

So far, she likes the Roxy XOXO (zebra) and the Twin Sister best (she loves red), but she also digs the Rossignol Justice design..


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16/09/2018 9:48 am  

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16/09/2018 9:53 am  

my gf has the twin sister and dream catcher.

Rode deep powder last year on dream catcher and its the best i've ever seen her ride..

To my knowledge she hasn't been on the TS since getting the dream catcher..

Asked her about the differences and the answer : " I like the dream catcher better"😂

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16/09/2018 10:41 am  
Posted by: Mischa

@Supra

The Mind Expander is def not a board that I would recommend to a "beginner snowboarder, looking for something forgiving to ride pistes and also work in the pow for those rare off-piste adventures"...

She's not looking for a powder board that can be used on the slopes, but for a riding focused board that can be used in powder.

 

@unsuspected

Thanks, the Nitro drop looks gorgeous. Will definitely show her that one too. Does it ride switch?

So far, she likes the Roxy XOXO (zebra) and the Twin Sister best (she loves red), but she also digs the Rossignol Justice design..

Well the tail is lifted but not a board for riding switch down all slopes. Then the Dream Catcher maybe a better choice. 

180cm (5'11") I 102kg (222lbs) I 265MP (8,5US)
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16/09/2018 10:48 am  
Posted by: BFBF

my gf has the twin sister and dream catcher.

Rode deep powder last year on dream catcher and its i've ever seen her ride..

To my knowledge she hasn't been on the TS since getting the dream catcher..

Asked her about the differences and the answer : " I like the dream catcher better"😂

My gf both demoed Drop and DC. Told me that they were equally good but since I had already bought Drop for her as a gift. 

180cm (5'11") I 102kg (222lbs) I 265MP (8,5US)
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Supra
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16/09/2018 6:11 pm  
Posted by: Mischa

@Supra

The Mind Expander is def not a board that I would recommend to a "beginner snowboarder, looking for something forgiving to ride pistes and also work in the pow for those rare off-piste adventures"...

She's not looking for a powder board that can be used on the slopes, but for a riding focused board that can be used in powder.

lol I can tell you've never ridden a Mind Expander. It's got surf rocker which is forgiving and catch free on piste, and obviously good in pow. When you get it on edge it carves really well. Plus you size down for it so it is very manoeuvrable.  The best part is, it's super fun.


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16/09/2018 7:06 pm  
Posted by: Supra
Posted by: Mischa

@Supra

The Mind Expander is def not a board that I would recommend to a "beginner snowboarder, looking for something forgiving to ride pistes and also work in the pow for those rare off-piste adventures"...

She's not looking for a powder board that can be used on the slopes, but for a riding focused board that can be used in powder.

lol I can tell you've never ridden a Mind Expander. It's got surf rocker which is forgiving and catch free on piste, and obviously good in pow. When you get it on edge it carves really well. Plus you size down for it so it is very manoeuvrable.  The best part is, it's super fun.

Agree with all your observations about the boards, but -like Mischa- disagree on the conclusion: While the Mind Expander is great fun in general and is perfectly capable as a "beginner snowboarder, looking for something forgiving to ride pistes and also work in the pow for those rare off-piste adventures" it would be far from my first choice for that.


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16/09/2018 9:42 pm  
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Posted by: Mischa

@Supra

The Mind Expander is def not a board that I would recommend to a "beginner snowboarder, looking for something forgiving to ride pistes and also work in the pow for those rare off-piste adventures"...

She's not looking for a powder board that can be used on the slopes, but for a riding focused board that can be used in powder.

lol I can tell you've never ridden a Mind Expander. It's got surf rocker which is forgiving and catch free on piste, and obviously good in pow. When you get it on edge it carves really well. Plus you size down for it so it is very manoeuvrable.  The best part is, it's super fun.

Agree with all your observations about the boards, but -like Mischa- disagree on the conclusion: While the Mind Expander is great fun in general and is perfectly capable as a "beginner snowboarder, looking for something forgiving to ride pistes and also work in the pow for those rare off-piste adventures" it would be far from my first choice for that.

You disagree on the conclusion and say it would be be far from your first choice, but you don't say why.


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16/09/2018 11:17 pm  

Yes Hel Yes

Capita Jess Kimura

Salomon Wonder

Salomon Rumble Fish


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Mischa
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16/09/2018 11:22 pm  

Well, I guess I could just get her a Burton Stick Shift, then?!

I love my Fishcuit on the piste, can even do 360's off of the slushy hills the skiers make in spring..

Oh wait. While it carves really nicely, it's not really forgiving, quite difficult to butter and riding switch is a pain... O.o

 

Let's adjust the request slightly:
We're looking for a board that's 95% groomers and 5% powder

It should be forgiving (but not an imprecise banana like my GNU Dirty Pillow was), be capable of riding switch (not the main focus, so it can still be directional), be rideable in pow (While I love my fish in the pow, the CK NUG works too) and offer a basis for improvement.

Also, the price should be a maximum of 500 USD

I didn't get a single good powder day last season. Why should we get a board that was designed for powder and backcountry freestyle and has "some features to help it on groomers"?!?!

 

 

@Triple8Sol

Thanks for this list.

Never Summer is cool, but they sell at an average of 700+ USD here. Not an option.

The Salomon Pillow Talk seems to be similar to the Nitro drop. Not versatile enough on the groomers. (can go switch if it must, but shouldn't, right?)

The Klassy seems to be more directed towards advanced/expert riders looking for a freeride carver..

United Shapes isn't really available here in Switzerland

 

 

Maybe I'm paying too much attention to the manufacturer's info, but many of the boards that were suggested, are aimed at "advanced to expert" riders, whereas we're clearly looking for a "beginner" board..


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17/09/2018 1:46 am  
Posted by: Mischa

Well, I guess I could just get her a Burton Stick Shift, then?!

I love my Fishcuit on the piste, can even do 360's off of the slushy hills the skiers make in spring..

Oh wait. While it carves really nicely, it's not really forgiving, quite difficult to butter and riding switch is a pain... O.o

 

Let's adjust the request slightly:
We're looking for a board that's 95% groomers and 5% powder

It should be forgiving (but not an imprecise banana like my GNU Dirty Pillow was), be capable of riding switch (not the main focus, so it can still be directional), be rideable in pow (While I love my fish in the pow, the CK NUG works too) and offer a basis for improvement.

Also, the price should be a maximum of 500 USD

I didn't get a single good powder day last season. Why should we get a board that was designed for powder and backcountry freestyle and has "some features to help it on groomers"?!?!

 

Whatever, I don't have a skin in this game. If you want to lump the ME in with your Fishcuit or a Stick shift, that's up to you. Harry Kearney recently won the Rat Race banked slalom on one. Maybe you should consider replacing your fishcuit with one since it carves, is forgiving, butters, and switch is doable.

Changing the subject, I bought a Capita birds of a feather for my daughter and it has a great shape.

There's a bunch of cheap boards here:

https://www.snowcountry.eu/snowboards/snowboards.html?geslacht=66

https://www.blue-tomato.com/en-US/products/categories/Snowboard-00000000--Snowboards-00000001/gender/women/


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Mischa
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17/09/2018 2:16 am  

As I said: I can do butters, 3s, carves, etc. on my fishcuit. 

Just because something IS possible, doesn't mean its the best for the job. 

I can carry a surfboard on my S2k.. Should I go on a surf trip with this car then? 

 

From what I've read about the mind expander, it DEFINITELY isn't aimed at what I described her to be..

The BoaF is more like a DoA, do-it-all park shredder, no? 

I love the graphics, though. 


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