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Old 12-12-2013, 08:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey! I'm new to snowboarding- I've actually never done it before. I'm an avid skier and have been doing it for years, so I'm not new to the slopes, just snowboarding. I decided I want to try out snowboarding this season. Awhile back my friend gave me his old board. It's a ride deck, and from tip to tip its about 142cm. I'm 5'10" and just under 140 lbs. My shoe size is around a 10. I looked around and figured a 152cm deck would probably be best for my weight, but I kinda want to just try it out since I already have a complete set up for it. Would I be able to learn on this deck, even though it's around 10cm shorter than what I should be riding? I know it all comes down to personal preference in the end, but I don't know if this board is just too short for me to ride.

By the way, I longboard. I don't know if that gives me any sort of experience for snowboarding, but it seems at least sort of similar.
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I think its way too short. But i also have a friend that bought a used snowboard and then grew like crazy the next season. I don't think he likes snowboarding anymore after that season.
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Will it work for learning your basics? Yes. Once you learn and decide if you wanna stick with snowboarding, you will want to get a board that fits you. But for the first few days it will suffice.
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Awesome, thank you!! Yeah I was definitely going to buy a board that fits me if I end up liking snowboarding. I just didn't want to go through the hassle of buying/selling gear just to learn on if what I had would work. I just didn't know if it was too small to even ride on at all. Thank you!
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its pretty dang small for your feet, luckily you don't weigh much. you can often score a daily rental for ~$20 which may be also worthwhile if you actually are curious about the sport. lift tickets, gas and food alone put $20 into perspective.
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If you can fit your feet on the board so that your toes or heels won't hang too much over the edges it should be fine. Where I ride I know many dudes who like to use shorter decks so it's just about what one likes to use... I'm sure you can learn just fine with it
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