Originally Posted by LooseChange
I'm 5'7" 170lbs. I want a board for decent size jumps. I plan on going to the park with this board 80-90% of the time. I wouldnt mind being able to hit some rails and stuff, that would be nice too. I haven't done any boxes/rails or anything yet. What would be a good board to do this with? I'm looking for something fairly cheap. Like 230 and down.
I purchased this board in a 154cm but after looking online, I think it's too big for me? Rome Garage Rocker Snowboard 2011 | evo outlet
I was thinking about getting this board in a 150cm Rome Artifact Rocker Snowboard 2011 | evo outlet
Am I looking at the right kind of boards? Any suggestions would be nice. I like the price on these boards. I picked up the garage rocker for 225 with bindings, but I want what is going to be best for my application.
"If this matters" I currently ride a Burton Custom X 158cm"
I don't think 154 is too big for you at 170 lbs (I'm 155 lbs and I currently ride a 154 for a park board), although you may end up preferring a shorter board - that is just preference, there is nothing that a 154 will prevent you from doing that you could do with a 150.
The Garage is Rome's affordable board (no frills but solid) and the Artifact is their softer jib board, which is also cheaper (since why put a lot of expensive tech into a board that is going to be smashed into rails).
I think the Garage 154 *update:corrected) is fine. I don't think the Artifact 150 is going to be what you are looking for (but I wouldn't be surprised some kid is going to reply to my post saying that they ride the Artifact 150 down triple black diamonds and 90 ft step-up jumps... or that some pro does it...