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blindpig 01-01-2009 06:16 PM

Questions about board size.
Hi, I'm a new rider and looking to get a board. I am planning on getting a Forum Recon with recon boots and bindings. I'm wondering what size board I would need. I'm just over 6' and weigh about 180 and size 12 shoes. I'm thinking the 158 or 161 but not sure which or if I will need a wide board. Thanks.

jweed2108 01-12-2009 08:55 AM

ull prolly need a wider board or if u dont want a wide board get some toe lifts for ur bindings but for weight check out the boards specs and it will tell you the weight for the size of the board

Mooz 01-12-2009 09:31 AM

With a size 12 foot, you should be fine on most boards. Also keep in mind you can usually go with smaller boots than your regular shoes. Try out some 11.5 or 11's and see how you like them. At 180 You're in the 157-159 range. I think a 161 might be a bit big unless you're riding a bunch of powder.

Avoid lift plates like Paris Hilton's cooch. Both are going to leave you with a painful burning sensation and won't help you in any way.

blindpig 01-12-2009 11:15 AM

Damn, I ordered the 161 :X. It comes in today and was hoping to hit the mountian tomorrow. Will it be that much of a difference? Should I take the time to send it back or say f-it?

put1up 01-12-2009 11:52 AM

i learned on a 163 so you should be fine, im 6'1, 170, size 12

Mooz 01-12-2009 01:10 PM

As Jon said. It won't kill you but you may find it easier to ride a smaller board. It also depends on the snow you're on. If you're out in CO, the 161 will probably be a better idea.

cereal_comma 01-16-2009 01:49 PM

Generally, you should be okay with the one you have. It will be a little difficult to learn on (smaller boards are slower and easier to manipulate), but by learning on a larger board, you won't have to worry about stepping up to one in a year or so.

showbiz 01-16-2009 07:03 PM

Personally I prefer smaller boards because of maneuverability, I don't think it'll make too much of a difference though. Good luck, hope u catch on quick. It gets more fun when you stop falling and spraining things.

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