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Is a size 142 too small for me?

I am fairly new to snowboarding and want a board I can really control and spend 50% of my time in the park with.

I know my recommended is a 149 or 152 but I just don't feel enough control with that size of board and feel unstable when linking turns and like I have to force it more than I should, especially in the park, and want to get the Burton Superhero Smalls 142 but was wondering if anyone saw any disadvantages to going that small.

I am 5'8" and weigh 120 and would classify myself in between beginner and intermediate.

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nothing per se is wrong...but check that you can get a wide enough stance width on a 142.


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To small isn't the issue with you riding a Burton Smalls. The problem is that have more strength than a 7 year old.

Get the 45 Superhero, eat some protien, go to the gym, put on some weight, then buy a big boy board next year.


Also the instability at speeds you're feeling is due to technique and strength. There's no reason why you can't get a smaller deck to start riding park, but just know it may not fix the issues you're already having.

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nothing per se is wrong...but check that you can get a wide enough stance width on a 142.
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To small isn't the issue with you riding a Burton Smalls. The problem is that have more strength than a 7 year old.

Get the 45 Superhero, eat some protien, go to the gym, put on some weight, then buy a big boy board next year.


Also the instability at speeds you're feeling is due to technique and strength. There's no reason why you can't get a smaller deck to start riding park, but just know it may not fix the issues you're already having.
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I'm the same build as you and I ride a 151, its a good size for the park and the rest of the mountain. A shorter board is definitely easy to turn though. Check your stance though, I'm maxed out on my 151.
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