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post #2 of (permalink) Old 01-30-2012, 05:54 PM
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Hey Russu, welcome to the party...

Okay I'm looking at Burton's size guide here:

Based on weight alone you should probably be on the 151, although you fit into the 145s range. There are other things to consider though. What size boot do you wear? The waist width is larger on the 151, allowing for a larger boot without running into toe or heel dragging. Are you still growing? (lol not a stupid question, I got my first board when I was 14 and grew into it). Also I'm 5'7" and I'm assuming the average weight for somebody our height is about 150 pounds (I'm 175). A longer board on a shorter person will make it harder to make quick turns in the glades/moguls/etc. and harder to spin. On the other hand if I bought a board that was the right board for my height, it might not be stiff enough for my weight!

Generally you want to be right in the middle of the weight range. Luckily with the EST/ICS/Channel boards there's a big range of adjustment and you could widen your stance on a relatively short board.

For what it's worth, I'm riding a 159 (was on a 153 before) and I considered a 163 recently, but that was meant for bombing and powder. Looks like you want more of a park board and short is good for that...

Hope this helps!
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