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Old 01-07-2013, 10:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
gc2012
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Default Is this board way too small for me?

Hi guys - I picked up a 2nd hand board last year for my first time snowboarding. In total I've had about 10 days now and am able to get down blues OK and getting better. Not sure if an intermediate or not but probably closer to that than a beginner...Now I do like playing a bit on the slopes and amn't just about speed and like the idea of getting a bit better at ollies etc...

What I have today is a 152cm board which I think is too small. The guy sold it to me last year as a complete beginner and said a small board would be easier to use which makes sense.

My info is:
-Male
-5'6
-190 lbs
-size 9 shoe (US)

When I plug this into calculators I get something like 154cm for all mountain or 156-158 for freeride.

I've 3 questions:
1) At my size is this current board way too small?
2) If yes, what difference will this make at my level?
3) What size board (I know it depends on the make but as a rough guide) would you suggest for me?

Thanks
G

Last edited by gc2012; 01-07-2013 at 12:18 PM. Reason: Thought was 149 but is actually 152cm
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