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Old 01-18-2014, 08:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default First board!

First off, shout out to everyone on this forum! First post here, joined in search of more snowboarding knowledge

This is my first season getting heavy into snowboarding. I am size 12 boot, 21 years, 165 lbs, 5"9, regular stance. I tried a 150 cm k2 board rental, along with a 154 cm burton rental (the k2 definitely had more control). After a few days snowboarding I decided to stick with it and buy my first board. I ended up with a 2014 burton clash 151cm and burton mission bindings.

One shop suggested I go with a wide board at least 155 cm. But the shop I got this from suggested the 151cm due to me being a beginner. I have been on a few blues already with no issues, but have been sticking to more greens. The board is forgiving and I like it, but is this a realistic size for my stats? I feel 100% comfortable with it, so that's what matters. Also, my guess would be this is an ideal board size for park obstacles, which I want to get into. If this is not an ideal board for blues/harder blues, which is a good recommendation?

I'm trying to get a better grasp on how people justify a, to-the-T board fit. Thank you for reading!
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