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Old 12-15-2008, 04:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Talking Newbie Question.. size and weight

SO I took the plunge and have just spent 3 days going from throwing myself into the snow to stop, to pulling together some front and back side turns, riding goofy (other leg forward I think!!) and got edging and falling leaf pretty much cracked (well mostly), and even did a green before i headed home. I did this on some gear I payed a fortune to rent.

I think it is pretty much safe to say I got the bug, and now I wanna buy some gear.

The one bit of info I am struggling to find is exactly how weight relates to the board.

I am 5'10 and weight about 215. Size 9 feet if that makes a difference.

What size board would I need, and would it have to be a specific width?

Any help much appreciated.

Still aching, but smiling more than I ache

Thanks for your answers

Owen

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Old 12-15-2008, 07:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'd say about 162 cm....you can go smaller if you want to really do tricks or stuff like that.
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Old 12-15-2008, 07:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Weight isn't the only factor. What style rider are you? Do you hit the mountain or the park or both?
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Old 12-15-2008, 07:43 PM   #4 (permalink)
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You're like the same exact size as me. I'm 5'10" and I prefer a shorter board. Its a 157 and it comes up to about my chin. I also have a size 13 boot so I got a wide board.
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Forget you ever heard about a board coming up to your chin. That's a quick way for rental shops to get boards out fast. When buying a board, it should have NO bearing on what board you get. I ride a 165 and it doesn't even come up to my collar bone. That's why rental shops put me on gargantuan boards that were impossible to steer.

Weight and riding style are the primary factors. Wide/Not Wide comes into play depending on boot size. Height has very little to do with board size.
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Old 12-16-2008, 09:42 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I am defo gonna be mountain and not a lot of tricks.

So sounds like 160 maybe 162 should be just peachy.

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