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    I have a snowboard question (from a long time skiier who knows nothing about snowboarding).

    My daughter has a large foot (size 11 womens), has her own boots (took a couple of years to find them) and has been trying to use hire equipment for the last couple of years. She is not a bad boarder but the lack of decent equipment is now holding her back.

    I want to buy her a board for this year and have two chices left.

    1. buy an intermediate all mountain board that is a little narrow for her boot.

    2. buy a pipe and park wide board that fits her boots but is to advanced.

    The problem I have is not really knowing which is the better option.

    I would be happy to hear advice from all of the learnered boarders out there...
    Snowdad<br /><br />If only I could afford these kids...

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    A board that is too narrow is not good, there are wider boards that are not to advanced on the market.

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    You could always consider a smaller mens board. I'm guessing they would be wider then womens specific boards, and I'm sure you can find a flex profile suitable for your daughter.

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    What are the boards you are looking at?

    How much riding has she done? Will she be doing? Where do you rude?
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    A friend of mine is in exactly the same position
    She recently bought one of these
    http://www.k2snowboarding.com/product/darkstar_wide
    It seems to be the best compromise.
    She hasn't ridden it yet, but if you get your daughter one like this it has to be better than struggling with hire crap
    there is never enough snow

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    A friend used a darkstar while in Japan. She loved it.

    That said it was her first time snowboarding.
    Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.

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    Heya Im also a size 11 and sometimes a 12... So much so I wear mens boots. much easier to fit [img]smile.gif[/img]

    with a hoof like me, she more than likely has an athletic build. If so, I dont believe that would she require a womens specific board, therefore opening up a whole world of boards for her.

    You would be best to take her with you to the store, talk to the assistants and they should listen to what she is saying about the way she rides, and how she wants to progress. (and if they dont listen and pay attention walk out)

    If you are given the attention you both need, your paying remember and your little girl (no matter how big she is) must be happy with what you walk away with.

    If she is not sure, make sure she or you asks questions.
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    How old is she? Size 11 womens is not that big (approx size 9 mens). You need to look at mens boards. Size 11 womens should fit on anything over a 246 waist which is pretty standard.

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    get skis
    *insert witty comment here*

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    Originally posted by John Deere:
    get skis
    and while your at it... gonorrhea!
    Skiing &lt; Snowboarding

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    My hoofs convert into a 9.5 - 10 mens depending on the brand.
    If swimmings good for your figure, explain whales to me

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    Originally posted by snowpyro:
    </font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by John Deere:
    get skis
    and while your at it... gonorrhea! </font>[/QUOTE]You have a very wierd skiing technique!
    *insert witty comment here*

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    Yeah a softer less aggresive mens board would be apples.
    246 and above are dime a dozen out there.
    Something in the park/free cross over.

    K2 darkstars are fun... They are a bit of work, fun, but ultra aggresive snappy pop.

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    Thanks for all the input, I appeciate it.

    Sounds like I need to do a bit more investigation...

    I'm on the south side of Melbourne but happy to travel, I have only really tried a couple of places close by, preffered shops???
    Snowdad<br /><br />If only I could afford these kids...

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    Check out
    Trigger bros Frankston or StKilda
    Mordy Surf in Mordialloc or Camberwell
    Bobs in Hawthorn
    RPS in Elwood

    That should keep you busy.
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    SHQ in Sandringham is well worth a look too.

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    I cant say enough good things about Time2Ride, but they are in Jindabyne
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