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Old 01-21-2009, 01:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, I'm relatively new to snowboarding (have gone a handful of times and know the basics). I have come to the conclusion that I want to keep going at it, and would like to purchase gear of my own.

I am 6'2" and have a size 12-13 shoe, I know I need a wide board but I'm getting mixed signals regarding ideal height for the boards. I have been told that the board should come up to mid range of my chin and nose. I was recently looking for deals on boards since I don't want to cut off and arm and a leg to pay retail for one and I stumbled across this one:

Forum Recon Snowboard - Wide - Free Shipping! from Dogfunk.com

Now, the question I have is will 156cm be enough for me to comfortably ride with? Keep in mind the style of riding I'd be going for would be freeride mostly, but I want something I can progress with, maybe get some air and eventually get a few spins in here and there, I guess an all around board. A 300 dollar board for 200 seems like a steal, but I'm not sure if this would suit me properly in the height department.

Any and all advice is greatly appreciated.
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Old 01-21-2009, 01:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i think a 156 will be to small for you.
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Old 01-21-2009, 02:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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How about a 158, how much difference would that make because I just found a decent deal on one as well.
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what's your weight
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Old 01-21-2009, 06:51 PM   #5 (permalink)
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175 lbs, I know my ideal is somewhere in the 161+, but was wondering if the 158 could suffice?
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158 would be just fine.
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yeah I think 158 would be great im 170 and I use a 155 so you'll be good
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Old 01-21-2009, 08:20 PM   #8 (permalink)
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yeah I think 158 would be great im 170 and I use a 155 so you'll be good
im 170 as well and i ride a 160. im 6'2"
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im 170 as well and i ride a 160. im 6'2"
ok im not as tall as you 5'10"
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Old 01-22-2009, 06:47 AM   #10 (permalink)
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There still seems to be some uncertainty, any other input?
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