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bigstick 02-05-2014 06:11 AM

Rossignol Templar 155 CM or 158 CM?
 
Should I order a size 155 CM or 158 CM? I'm 160 pounds, 5,11"-6,0" tall, with size 9 feet. I'm an intermediate rider, I do 80% mountain free ride and 20% park (only jumps). All of my previous boards have been 156 CM but the 156 cm on this board is a mid-wide which is not good for me as I have size 9 feet. I'm leaning towards 155 CM since I think it'd be easier to maneuver but on the Rossignol size chart it says the weight range for the 155 CM is 115-165 pounds. Is it bad that I'm only 5 pounds less than the Max weight range? The weight range for the 158 CM is 120-175 pounds. Thanks.

lambar 02-05-2014 08:01 AM

this is probably not helpful at all as I'm a beginner and still waiting for the board to arrive, but I ordered the Templar in 155. I'm about the same weight/boot size as you, but shorter (5'7"). I went with the shorter end of what the sizing chart says because of my lack of experience (i'm told slightly shorter boards easier to learn on)

i'll just add, how is this board so cheap now? I looked now and its going for $140 on EVO!

PorkCereal 02-05-2014 09:06 AM

I'm shorter but heavier. I went with the 158 and have a size 9 boot. I'm newer at boarding and not having any trouble with this as my first board. The longer board will have more edge which is more stable. 2 days on the board in icey conditions and was having a blast.

bigstick 02-05-2014 05:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PorkCereal (Post 1503329)
I'm shorter but heavier. I went with the 158 and have a size 9 boot. I'm newer at boarding and not having any trouble with this as my first board. The longer board will have more edge which is more stable. 2 days on the board in icey conditions and was having a blast.

Just out of curiosity how much do you weigh and how tall are you?

ThisIsSnow 02-05-2014 06:51 PM

go with the 158.

Ideally you should be right in the middle of the weight range. Manufacturers often exaggerate the weight range of their boards to sell to more people, so the 155 would probably not be great in terms of edge hold or float in powder.

I have the 153 and i'm in the middle of the weight range, it's a little longer than i thought I would need but i have no problems in the park. (Then again i can't even do a 540...)

PorkCereal 02-05-2014 07:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bigstick (Post 1505529)
Just out of curiosity how much do you weigh and how tall are you?

I'm 5,7 175. My brother is like 5,9 160 and rode my board. He said it turned better than his rental 155 camber board.

blackbeard 02-05-2014 07:55 PM

I'm 6'3 and 185 looking at this board. Is 158cm too small?

bigstick 02-05-2014 09:08 PM

Thanks guys, I decided to go with the 158, hopefully that won't be too long. Can't believe it's only $140 on evo right now!

jtg 02-06-2014 01:32 AM

Go slightly longer on this board. I think it might be because it's camrock, so the contact points are pulled in and some of the length you see is scooped up (longer nose/tail past the effective edge), but I'm just guessing on that being the reason.

It's pretty amazing how the price on those keeps dropping and evo still has a ton of stock. They must have made a TON of these.

bigstick 02-06-2014 02:43 AM

Looks like they just raised the price $10 to $150 haha


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