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Mountainboard Recommendations for my daughter

Posted: Sun Sep 29, 2013 2:06 pm
by daisy23
Hello there,
I'm a mum to an 11 year old girl who loves to mountain board. We've been hiring boards so far but as it is her birthday in November - she is showing such enthusiasm and a mountain board has been top of her pressie list last birthday, last Xmas and for this birthday, so think it's time we coughed up! But am confused as to what we get. The centre we go to isn't selling off any boards and has suggested a couple of websites - but I can't pin him down on specific boards! She's very slight, is about 4'10", weighs about 5.5stones and has a size 5 shoe. I can't spend the earth, but do want to get something good and which will last her a while - all advice/suggestions really gratefully received!! Also need pads/helmet etc. Forgot to say we're in the UK.

Posted: Sun Sep 29, 2013 2:13 pm
by Michael
What board does she normally ride when you hire one?


A scrub psycho would be a good begginer board for her age and size :) http://www.atbshop.co.uk/mountainboards/scrub-psycho-mountainboard#.UkiJZYbryns

Posted: Sun Sep 29, 2013 2:20 pm
by daisy23
Sadly I have no idea what board she's riding at the centre - I just drop her off and away she goes, rubbish mother that I am - thanks for the suggestion, will look......

Posted: Sun Sep 29, 2013 2:23 pm
by daisy23
Does she need one of those strap things that presumably stop the board running away when you fall off - see them in pics of some boards and not others...

Posted: Sun Sep 29, 2013 2:59 pm
by daisy23
What does anyone think about the Scrub Monster board?

Posted: Sun Sep 29, 2013 3:04 pm
by daisy23
Or the MBS colt 80 or MBS Atom 85?

Posted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 4:32 am
by leapb4ulook
I'd stay away from the MBS Colt 80 and MBS Atom 85 as they both have seven inch wheels which aren't very good and will hamper your daughters progression. The Scrub Monster is a good choice, or MBS Colt 90, or Kheo Core Junior.

Probably the best thing to do is ring Stu at ATBShop (01793 523255) and ask his advice as he knows all these boards inside out. And before you buy, join the ATBA-UK to get a discount at ATBShop, and lots of other places.

Hope that helps.

Posted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 7:09 am
by daisy23
Thankyou - lovely advice, will certainly give Stu a ring and join the ABTA thing! Thankyou for taking the time to give a hopelessly clueless Mum some help!

Posted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:17 am
by OoEy
Once you have decided on a board I would recommend checking out ebay, seems to be a lot of people who buy the lower end boards and then never use them. Got my 11 yr old son an MBS Core 90 "Fat Face" board in as new condition for £41.

Posted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 7:29 pm
by OldDirtyBastard
[color="Sienna"]I really like the 12 ply 35 degree trampa short mountainboard. Sorry i know you said you diddnt have alot of cash but this would be somthing that would last and she could do some growing on and trampa boards are renown for their durability and having all kinds of colors to pick from[/color]
http://trampaboards.com

Posted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 7:40 pm
by OldDirtyBastard
daisy23 wrote:Does she need one of those strap things that presumably stop the board running away when you fall off - see them in pics of some boards and not others...

[color="Sienna"]I have a scrub dirtboard leash that i have never used i wouldent recomend buying one
She will need wrist guards,full face helmet, butt pad, knee and elbow pads i wear a crash jaket[/color]

Posted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 4:28 am
by Michael
daisy23 wrote:Does she need one of those strap things that presumably stop the board running away when you fall off - see them in pics of some boards and not others...


If she rides at a centre she will have to use either a leash or heel straps. A leash would be a better idea while she is learning

Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 2:25 pm
by barxx
Which centre do you ride at, if it's my local i'll quite happily advise you face to face (can be easier sometimes) Also if your hiring boards she proberly has a board that she tends to gravitate towards when given the choice. But yer listen to Roger and the ATBshop

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 6:55 am
by daisy23
Thankyou...... Have spoken to Roger and Matt and ATB shop - they are recommending the Scrub Psycho 2. I've also joined the ATBA and am waiting for membership no. so can get discount. She rides at Redhill Extreme in Forest of Dean - so nowhere near Leeds unfortunately, but have spoken to Neil there who has been helpful as well....

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 5:15 am
by *WiL*
just to say i reckon you're a pretty cool mum! Your daughter's lucky you put in the extra groundwork to ensure good advice so she gets a good board & you get a good price.. Nice one daisy23... btw though girls are a minority within the sport, sure she'll find others to ride/share it with -especially if you can drive her to some of the ATBA comps next year! :)

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:09 am
by daisy23
That's lovely, thankyou!

Board bought - fingers crossed she likes it!!

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 1:18 pm
by daisy23
Thankyou all so much for your advice - finally settled on a Scrub Psycho II, poised to place order with ATB shop, and thought would have a final look at ebay - found a brand new, unwanted gift, Scrub Psycho II, collection only, about 10 miles away from me, placed bid - got for £80. Been to fetch it, it truly is brand new, is Scrub, chuffed to bits. So with various Grandma's/brother etc buying her new helmet, pads and leash she will be good to go! Roll on 2nd Nov!!

Posted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 12:11 pm
by barxx
Good, sweet deal as well s'posse she'll be taking a podium place in next years comps then?

Posted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 4:26 pm
by _Kryten_
Try and get ya self a board bag as well saves shitting up ya car

Posted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:28 am
by Daleyg3
Also, if you're in need of lessons or advice for your local area contact a ATBA-UK rep in your region :)
http://www.atbauk.org/mountainboarding-in-your-region/