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Old 03-09-2012, 05:18 PM   #11 (permalink)
Join Date: Feb 2012
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Originally Posted by poutanen View Post
Yes. No.

Very rarely are you actually lifting the weight of the board with your legs. Going off a kicker launches you up, and when you go to do a grab you're not lifting the board up to you, you're compressing in the air (ie. your head and shoulders actually go down, lower legs and board come up). I understand a lighter board will potentially be easier for spins, but we're talking marginal differences here. I'd get something that fits well that you ride comfortably on.

I would take a super poppy slightly heavier board, than a wet noodle light board any day.
good point, i didn't think about it like that
should be fine for me then, and i can always run a marathon a day to make my legs stronger if need be
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