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What Size GNU Riders Choice Pickle Should I Get

Posted 09-22-2011 at 03:04 PM by SurfingColorado

I want to purchase the GNU 2012 Riders Choice Pickle but can't decide between the 151.5 or the 154.5.

I'm 5'-8" and weigh 140#. I used to like riding longer boards like 158's because I like to smooth cruise with long turns, but found the Burton Custom 156 to be my favorite board size because it was more all mountain: fun in the park, fun on the grooms.

Last year I bought my first reverse camber board and loved it. It was the GNU 2010 Park Pickle 153. It's a lot of fun going slow or mid speed with all the nose riding, quick spinning, and buttering. But I found it to be a little wobbly when going fast or taking those nice long carves I like to take. I could handle it and manage it, but it seemed like at any moment it could spin out of control.

So the sales rep suggested the Riders Choice Pickle Tech which is basically just like the Park Pickle but adding the camber under the feet for more control or a bit more of a grab. I think I'll really like it because it still has that Banana Rocker in between the feet.

Here's my dilemma:
If I get the 151.5, it will be a lot of fun when going slow like the Park Pickle. But I fear that it will feel like it might slide out under me when going fast taking those nice long turns, or on big jumps.


If I get the 145.5, it will be great for the big jumps and carving up the whole mountain with high speed 180's. But it might be too hard to handle when doing the slower tricks like buttering up the run.

What do you guys think?

My gut feeling is the 145.5
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