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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-04-2014, 11:37 AM Thread Starter
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New to the sport

Hey, long time skier, new boarder. I am in my 30's now and my children are old enough to start skiing. I have recently gotten into the sport and I love it. I want to buy my own equipment but I'm not sure what is the right size for me. I am 5'8 and 190lbs and from what I read, 154-155 is the size that I should be looking at.

However, I think I have found a good deal on an Academy board that is 158. Being that I am new and still learning, will this board be too tall for me? I know that this is all vague info but I am just trying to decide weather I should stay with a smaller board or will I enjoy the longer one later? I am not a park rider, I think I will mostly do free ride stuff.
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