Importance of rider weight on selecting boards? - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-06-2014, 02:22 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Importance of rider weight on selecting boards?

As the title showed, I've seen many videos that claimed the most important thing on choosing the right board is the rider weight range of the board.

But i'm wondering would the differences be noticed easily if you are riding a board that 's not for your weight, like riding a shorter board with lower rider weight range.

because i'm a small guy, 5'5, i'm thinking should i get a board based on the weight range or it would be fine to get a shorter board that fit my height in order to do tricks easier?
Ethan is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-06-2014, 02:28 PM
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 991
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 16 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ethan View Post
As the title showed, I've seen many videos that claimed the most important thing on choosing the right board is the rider weight range of the board.

But i'm wondering would the differences be noticed easily if you are riding a board that 's not for your weight, like riding a shorter board with lower rider weight range.

because i'm a small guy, 5'5, i'm thinking should i get a board based on the weight range or it would be fine to get a shorter board that fit my height in order to do tricks easier?
How would how tall you are affect the way a board rides? If you think about it it makes no sense. It's weight and foot size just like you saw.
lab49232 is offline  
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-06-2014, 02:47 PM
Drunk with power...er beer.
 
Donutz's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posts: 5,119
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 87 Post(s)
Blog Entries: 248
No question weight is more important than height, but height matters to the extent that it relates to your stance width. For instance I have a 157 Proto HD, and with my stance I'm on the outermost boltholes. I couldn't ride a 154 because of my height (although I'd be too heavy for it as well)


Illegitimi non carborundum.
Donutz is offline  
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-06-2014, 04:10 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks for reply.
I'm trying to get a new board for my left season, and that would be second board i've bought. I'm riding 152 cm and thinking the shorter board might be easier for me to do tricks since i've heard that freestyle rider should get shorter board. And i have no idea would the shorter board be easier for me to do tricks or it's basically the same. koz i feel it's a little hard to spin the board, like 180.
I'm actually thinking to get a GNU Carbon Credit 2014, 143 cm.
I'm confused by the official board specs. it shows that the weight range of the 143 board is 50-140+, but in other websites, the spec only shows 50-140. Should i believe the offical info that i would be okay on the board? (i'm about 165-170lb)
Ethan is offline  
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-06-2014, 04:50 PM
Veteran Member
 
freshy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Salmon Arm BC
Posts: 1,412
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 124 Post(s)
Your board length is pretty much perfect for your weight, I think it's your technique that need work. That said getting something shorter might make it easier to spin in the short term and make something in your brain click so you can spin longer boards. But honestly I think you'd be better off practicing with the 52.
The 43 will make it easier to spin and go from edge to edge, but you lose stability at higher speeds, float in pow, and wider stances, but if your in the park all day trying 180's it won't matter too much. A 46 or 48 might be a better compromise.

Last edited by freshy; 02-06-2014 at 04:52 PM.
freshy is offline  
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-06-2014, 07:09 PM
Senior Member
 
stan_darsh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Taos, New Mexico
Posts: 451
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
i weigh 160-165 right now and i find a 154 is pretty good for tricks and all of that. i'm 5-10" so not that much taller. i do not think that a 143 will be very good for you, i have a 148 for strictly jibbing purposes, and i couldn't imagine going any lower than that at my weight for any reason. what kind of board is your 152?
stan_darsh is offline  
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-06-2014, 09:35 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by stan_darsh View Post
i weigh 160-165 right now and i find a 154 is pretty good for tricks and all of that. i'm 5-10" so not that much taller. i do not think that a 143 will be very good for you, i have a 148 for strictly jibbing purposes, and i couldn't imagine going any lower than that at my weight for any reason. what kind of board is your 152?
I'm riding Rome Garage Rocker as my first board.
Ethan is offline  
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-06-2014, 10:46 PM
jtg
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: WA
Posts: 771
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 22 Post(s)
"Better for tricks" needs some context. Don't forget that a larger board is easier to land on.

You're too big for a 143 carbon credit.
jtg is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome