- April 18, 2020 at 4:01 pm #849192CaitlinParticipant
Slowly gathering gear, practice and knowledge to feel confident in the backcountry. I am an intermediate/advanced rider, 5’6” and 120 lbs, shoe size 7.5. I normally ride a 148 Never Summer. Inquiring about a 149 women’s Weston Splitboard. It has a waist width of 25 cm, and am wondering if that is too big of a jump for a comfortable ride? My gear will add weight but wondering if responsive turns will be challenging. Thanks!!April 20, 2020 at 11:01 am #849263Scooby2Participant
I have done a bit of fitting of boards for my wife and daughters, if you are a womens 7.5, being a 24.5cm foot, a 25 cm wide board will make your feet tired fast when riding on firm surfaces or long toe side traverses on exit roads etc. You could get a way with that width if you rode generally only ride in good powder (Utah or interior BC) type nice and soft conditions; but I’d recommend a board right at 24cm (or a bit less) for a women’s 7.5 for more comfortable/powerful edging and more stability in rough snow.August 27, 2020 at 9:57 am #854580MeganParticipant
Hi there – I can’t find a Never Summer women’s Weston splitboard…. there’s a women’s west snowboard. And for the 20/21 season they will have a Never Summer West Women’s Splitboard offered in a 147 and a 152. If you’re looking to ride in tight trees, go for the 147cm. If you have trouble staying up in pow when your tiring out, go for the 152. Both of which have a 236mm or 238mm (23.6cm, 23.8cm) waist width. Burtons anti social splitboard is what I ride in a 147 and I’d kill for something a bit smaller – I ride a 142.5 snowboard, I’m 5’2” 105.
I’m not sure where you found the specs for the board you mention in your post but a 149cm with a 25cm (250mm) WW ?!? = SCREW THAT. That’s large for a men’s 149….. You’ll be much happier on a female specific board with the appropriate dimensions.November 19, 2020 at 11:47 pm #859138ChewbaccaParticipant
Hi there – I can’t find a Never Summer women’s Weston splitboard…. there’s a women’s west snowboard. …….
I’m not sure where you found the specs for the board you mention in your post but a 149cm with a 25cm (250mm) WW ?!? = SCREW THAT. That’s large for a men’s 149….. You’ll be much happier on a female specific board with the appropriate dimensions.
Just for information, Caitlin rides a Never Summer and is / was looking into Weston boards (different brand).
Otherwise I agree, 25 could be too wide.
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