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post #8 of (permalink) Old 07-19-2013, 06:59 AM
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Height and age isn't really the issue you need to focus on, boot size and weight are the important factors, so if you can find the width of a board and the length for weight of a board, then you can pretty much work it out pretty easily...

The shorter the board the easier it is to control, so for a beginner it may be better to be slightly small over slightly large, but as different manufacturers have different ways of calculating, it is best to find specifics for the boards you are looking at... Although they will all be within a certain tolerance...

Definitely look at 2nd hand, and maybe even cover your bases with 2 set ups of slightly different sizes, This will give you more choice and you will not lose loads of money either...

Nothing worse than having a new board and bashing it to buggery, you don't get this with a 2nd hand board, and you focus more on the riding rather than hurting the board that way...

Maybe go with a 139 and a 142 to start with...

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