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post #2 of (permalink) Old 04-08-2008, 10:27 AM
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My best advice is check the weight recommendations from each manufacturer (though I haven't found them for Option yet). Being a beginner in much the same boat, but having done tons of research, I've found that the weight recommendations for specific length boards varies greatly depending on the manufacturer and the intended use/style of the board. I've heard that you can swing outside the recommendation weight ranges by 10 or 20 lbs, but know that it will affect the board's performance (going with a board meant for someone lighter than you will mean it will be a little more flexy and "buttery" Going with one meant for someone heavier will make the board stiffer and more stable)

All that said, I think you're in the right "ballpark" for board sizes. I'll defer to someone with a little more experience to comment on the boards themselves.
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