Originally Posted by libtech1990
165 (before thanksgiving)
Current board: 154 2011 skate banana (for sale
Park oriented riding. jumps/rails not jibbing though
Ohio riding (trust me i know how lucky i am for the mountains we have here
) and venture out to ny and pa frequently
Have my picks narrowed down to a Ride DH and Buckwild... still debating between the two. Dilema is that ride boards come in 153, 155... not 54 so i have to decide between a 155 and 153. This has been drivng me nuts.
Am i looking at any real difference between the 55 and 53 as in pop/control/flex?? Sorry if this seems vague, If you need more info I'll try to specify.
Like i said thanks again!
I'm 5'9" 145-150 lbs. I personally would go with the 155 (that's about what I ride at 145-150 lbs) because I find the longer length is better for bigger jumps
while not really affecting my mediocre rail riding skills
. (I had a 150 cm board as well and the shorter length didn't really improve my rail skills).
, because you are riding in Ohio (no powder, or big mountains) and are park oriented... I think the 153 is fine. There will be no real difference in pop between the sizes. The 155 will be a little bit stiffer flex
and give you more control at high speeds. The 153 will be a little bit easier to flex
at slow speeds for small jumps (under 30 ft gap) and rails. Realize the difference is 2 cm or less than an inch, less than 2% difference.
Anyway that's my opinion... check out the videos of me riding a 155 cm at 145-155 lbs
and decide for yourself.