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PostPosted: Jun 19, 2010 2:34 am    Post subject: need help Reply with quote

my wife got up for the first time the other day on my 142 LF trip she is only 5'11" and about 120lbs. And it pop her right up but the board looked to big for her. we are beinggers and need some help and could somebody also help with some boots for a first timer she is a size eight[/img]
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PostPosted: Jun 21, 2010 7:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, that boat is VERY large for her. Something in the 130-134 cm length would probably be better. I'd lean toward the 134 side because she is tall.

Can't recommend a specific binding, but I will say that you get what you pay for when it comes to comfort and durability. To me, comfort is the #1 thing over cost or anything else. If your bindings hurt, you can't ride as long and that means you don't progress as quickly. In my mind, it shouldn't hurt to ride-it should only hurt to fall. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Jun 22, 2010 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

5'11' - she's very tall! A 130-134 would be too small for her given her height., it might be a good size for her weight, but she'll find the balance off because it would be too short. I'm 5'5" and I ride a 136. I'd say a 136 at least would be a better option, because she'll also need a fairly wide stance because of those long legs - trust me one of my girlfriends is 6ft - anything smaller than that and she struggles big time.

As an aside note - and please don't take this as offence - she is extremely light for her height, not a healthy weight at all.

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PostPosted: Mar 22, 2012 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

go get a 134 and see if it works
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PostPosted: Apr 23, 2012 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

She'd probably do well with a 134/136. If she's tall, she probably has long legs and a wide stance. So keep that in mind when looking for a board.

You could take her to a board shop, or just some sports store that sells boards like Dick's or Sports Authority, and have her stand on a board to get an idea of what fits her and her stance.

If anything, you'd want a board on the long side, instead of the short side because longer boards are easier to ride. They plane out easily, track well and make for softer landings. Just keep in mind that you don't want a board that's too big, like the 142, or else she will have a hard time maneuvering it around.

I personally like CWB Sapphire. It's easy to ride and progress on. - http://www.boardstop.com/product_info.php?cPath=26_141&products_id=4890

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PostPosted: Apr 24, 2012 4:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Im 5'4 and weigh about her weight and ride a 138 LF...I love it.
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PostPosted: Apr 24, 2012 8:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thread is nearly 3 years old.
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PostPosted: Apr 24, 2012 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lol! I didnt even realize that.
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PostPosted: Apr 24, 2012 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Me neither!! Haha! Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Apr 24, 2012 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

show how much we pay attention...
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