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 Post subject: Hey ladeeeees...split advice for my wife
PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 7:27 pm 
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Looking to surprise my wife w/ her own split to keep this season rolling a little longer. Saw the deal on Mojos at REI and wondering if the 154 would be too much board for her. She's about 5'6", 120 lbs, pretty strong rider, rides a 149 in bounds. I ride a '61 Mojo and feel like it rides a lot bigger than 161 cm, hence my hesitation to just pull the trigger on the 154 for her. I know she could handle the 154 but just really want to make sure she's stoked on her setup and doesn't have to haul a bunch of extra board around w/ her.

Other question then would be, what are some other options for a good female rider who's not super aggressive? Thanks y'all.



p.s. hurry up, it' dumping here! :mrgreen: :bananas:

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 Post subject: Re: Hey ladeeeees...split advice for my wife
PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 10:30 pm 
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Maybe take a look at the Venture Divide series. You can choose the width, down to a 24cm range. They don't believe in "women's" boards, just the correct width and flex for the rider weight/height and riding level. Strong, solid work.
She might want to look at a board that runs 3-5 extra centimeters longer that she normally runs. Unless she is leaning towards a pintail/powder shape in which she can run shorter than her normal length.

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 Post subject: Re: Hey ladeeeees...split advice for my wife
PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 4:33 am 
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Does she have a favorite board - one she raves about? Maybe see if Monk151 can custom split it for her - or a carbon copy. That & a set of Sparks & she's wired.

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 Post subject: Re: Hey ladeeeees...split advice for my wife
PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 7:18 am 
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I think you should go for it. It's less than 2in. longer than her resort board. It's dumping! She can float the January powder that's falling in April a little easier. Seize the deal!


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 Post subject: Re: Hey ladeeeees...split advice for my wife
PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 2:51 pm 
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My advice to your wife is not to marry a dirtbag splitboarder :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Hey ladeeeees...split advice for my wife
PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 9:01 am 
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peacefrog wrote:
My advice to your wife is not to marry a dirtbag splitboarder :lol:


Truer words were never spoken my friend :thumpsup:

Trigger has been pulled, thanks for the advice and encouragement. I'll be back here asking for more advice when my wife is making me sleep on the couch due to some all day suffer fest in the b.c. that I dragged her on--nah, my wife rocks. Stoked! :thatrocks:

Thanks y'all!

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 Post subject: Re: Hey ladeeeees...split advice for my wife
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Dangerous E wrote:
Trigger has been pulled, thanks for the advice and encouragement.

So what did you go with?


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 Post subject: Re: Hey ladeeeees...split advice for my wife
PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 12:12 pm 
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split.therapy wrote:
So what did you go with?


Went w/ a 154 Mojo. Couldn't beat the deal at REI, especially w/ free shipping/in-store pick up. I think I may have gotten the last one--I checked the REI website shortly after I bought the board and there were none left...

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 Post subject: Re: Hey ladeeeees...split advice for my wife
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Nice work! Can't go wrong with the Mojo! :thumpsup:


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