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post #7 of (permalink) Old 12-01-2007, 09:22 PM
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Howdy! Welcome.
You'll most likely be getting alot of advice on this one. So here's mine:
- The length of the board should generally, if you stand it up next to you - come between your chin and forehead. The heavier you are, the higher on that scale.
- Your shoe size doesn't matter unless it's over about a 10.5. Then they make wider boards. So you are good there.

Subjective on riding...
- a shorter board is easier to learn on and turn
- a longer board is faster and more stable at high speed

So - with all of that - at your weight I'd suggest something that comes around your chin woudl be a great place to start.

Burton Feelgood is what my daughters both started on. Decent for starting! Older one works at a shop in CO and still loves her Rome boards.

Originally Posted by dc5girl
I'm looking to buy a snowboard but I'm unsure about what length to get. Some websites are suggesting that I go for 146 or 148, but when I rented my first time (last year), I was given a 151. I'm 5'7", 115 lbs (hoping to be 125 by the time I ride, though), and my normal shoe size is an 8.5. I'm a beginner and I'll be freeriding (so. cal). Please give me some suggestions

Last edited by swmike; 12-01-2007 at 09:26 PM.
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