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how much attention do you pay to size charts?

'ello

I'm looking at getting a smaller board (to progress with some freestyle).

What I'm wondering is how much attention every pays to the size charts that the manufacturer puts on their sites/boards?

Because if I go by those, then I need a 160w+ even in a freestyle board. I'd like to get something noticeable different to what I have now so thinking about a big drop in length.

any thoughts?

6'3", 240lbs (gym, not cakes), size US14 boots.
Current: LibTech SkunkApe 165w
Considering: Gnu space case 156 or even 153?!?!? (similar to a skate banana if you're unfamiliar with the space case)


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I pretty much ignore them. I have an idea of the smallest effective edge i feel comfy riding. I also know three narrowest board I'm confident with. From there the only use of a chart is telling me how much pop ill lose and how much softer the board will be compared to manufacturers desires
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Im 215 and I find 153 a bit small. Sketchy at speed. I think Id like to go back up to 156
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My friend is 5'10" and 220lbs and rides a 156 NS Revolver. A 156 would be fine if you were going for rails and small jumps. Though if I was you size I would be getting the 159.


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Hmm. Thanks, good replies.

It's funny how my logic goes: yeah 159 so it's more stable, but it's only 3cm less to 156... Surely it can't make that much difference...if I'm going for a 156 then it's only 3cm to a 153...aaannnd I'm on a skateboard.

Think I'll stick with the 156 and see how it goes.

*and drop some weight before I go to New Hampshire*
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I don't pay attention to those charts.

If you look at some manufacturers of boards they just tell you what the minimum weight is on certain sizes, they don't tell you what the max is. I think it comes down to preference and terrain.

Size also comes down to the board. I have a 152cm that rides like a 155 because of the blunted tip and tail.
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Hmm. Thanks, good replies.

It's funny how my logic goes: yeah 159 so it's more stable, but it's only 3cm less to 156... Surely it can't make that much difference...if I'm going for a 156 then it's only 3cm to a 153...aaannnd I'm on a skateboard.

Think I'll stick with the 156 and see how it goes.

*and drop some weight before I go to New Hampshire*
Make sure you go with a wide board though. Size 14 boots = too big for normal width.
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Liar!!!! You're cake fat!! Admit it!!!
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use the charts as guidelines.

example the gnu rc 157.5 has max at 210lbs rate 6 flex i'm at 210-215 and it feels dead to me.

gnu danny kass 155 has a max of 210 rate 6.5 and it has pop and lively

status id (never summer evo) 153 has a flex of 3 and has pop.

Some board models the flex changes as you go up in size and some stays the same.

Look at the spec sheet for flex.

Like Lib dark series is flex at 7.5 at all sizes.
while the skate banana changes as the sizes go up.
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Liar!!!! You're cake fat!! Admit it!!!
Yeah okay!! Most of it is cake fat
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