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post #8 of (permalink) Old 01-26-2013, 04:25 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by Snowolf View Post
Not what you want to hear, but yes. The Raptor is a very stiff board and has to be man handled aggressively to get the performance out of it that it was designed for. Having a Raptor that is too big for the rider's weight is going to make the riding experience unpleasant compared to being on a deck that is better matched to the rider.

At 130 pounds, a 156 in any board is big but on a Raptor it's going to be even worse. At your weight,the best match for you in the Neversummer line is going to be an SL in a 151. A close second and third will be in order, the Proto HD in a 152 then a Cobra in a 153.

I would love to be able to stoke you on the Raptor, but I feel honesty is better than telling you what you want to hear. The Raptor is a beast and unfortunately does not come in a length close to ideal for you. You are going to enjoy your riding much more on a different board better matched to your weight.
Agree completely...
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