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llewyn 01-20-2014 03:08 AM

159 too long for 170cm tall and 67kgs
 
Hey
My mate is 170cm (5 foot 7 inches) tall and 67kgs (~150lbs), would a 159cm board be too long for him?
He's looking at the GNU billy goat

speedjason 01-20-2014 08:20 AM

yes and no. depending on what you trying to do and depending on the board.

Wiredsport 01-20-2014 08:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by llewyn (Post 1452185)
Hey
My mate is 170cm (5 foot 7 inches) tall and 67kgs (~150lbs), would a 159cm board be too long for him?
He's looking at the GNU billy goat

He is within the board's weight range but on the lower end. What is his foot size?

snowklinger 01-20-2014 08:59 AM

that is definitely on the large size.

at 150 lbs I'd suggest a range of:

147-8 for park to

151-2 for all mountain

155-157 big mountain freeride

That size Billy Goat may ride him.

fwiw: my suggestions and preferences are generally on the shorter side compared to other regular posters.

poutanen 01-20-2014 09:05 AM

Experience plays a big part in it too. I have a 10 cm difference between my shortest and longest boards that I ride regularly. They're all fun, but I've had a lot of time on the snow lately...

snowklinger 01-20-2014 09:10 AM

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Originally Posted by poutanen (Post 1452657)
Experience plays a big part in it too. I have a 10 cm difference between my shortest and longest boards that I ride regularly. They're all fun, but I've had a lot of time on the snow lately...

Yea, I mean, 210cm Rad Air Tankers are still ridden, and they are 50 cm too long for ANYONE besides Shaq. For sure there is a ton of leeway and ability should be strongly considered.

That would probably be a pretty badass AK board for him :dunno:

llewyn 01-20-2014 06:30 PM

He has a 9.5 size boot. He's had some snowboarding experience but he'd probably be a beginner.

timmytard 01-20-2014 10:59 PM

If he's a strong athletic dude he'll love it:thumbsup:

But if he's an uncoordinated boob, you should still tell him to get it.
He might not like it :icon_scratch:
Then you could trade him your deck:eusa_clap:


TT

Wiredsport 01-21-2014 07:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by llewyn (Post 1454537)
He has a 9.5 size boot. He's had some snowboarding experience but he'd probably be a beginner.

This is a lot of board for him. He is within the design range, but...just. If this is going to be a new purchase, he can get find a model/size that he is better centered in. Is this already a board that he has access to?


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