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Old 03-26-2010, 10:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
jliu
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Default Board stiffness and length

Hey...got some questions about board sizing, flex and stability...

Softer boards mean less stability (for the most part) at higher speeds and in chop right?

My question is, can you compensate for a decks's soft flex and stability by increasing the length? So say there is a more freestyle oriented deck with a softer than you're use to flex and you usually ride a 155. If you upsize to a 157-158, can you compensate for its lower stability at higher speeds?

I know that company "flex ratings" are all different and flex ratings also change based on the rider's size (mid flex board can feel like a noodle to a 250lbs rider compared to 130lbs rider). I am a super light weight and am looking for a more playful board that wont be sketch at higher speeds without having to get 2 boards

Any feedback would be appreciated!
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