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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-02-2009, 04:11 PM
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Question choosing between two burton fix boards (need help)

Hi, Im sort of new to snowboarding and I kind of know how to size a board for me but I need a little help.

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6'0
175lbs
12 boot

So this is my 1st year snowboarding and im already hitting rails and med sized jumps. My friend has two burton fix's that hes selling one is a 158 the other is a 155. Currently im riding a 157 custom wide and it feels great. My only problem is would going to a 158 be a huge diff. I would choose the 155 but that seems too small. Sorry if this is a stupid question but if I can get some help that would be cool.

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the fix isn't a wide board and with a size 12 boot, I don't think you'd be happy.

size is a matter of pereference, once you kinda know what you're doing.

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Yea I know It isnt a wide but Ive been comparing it to the wide I have and how far the boot sticks out and they seem equal for the most part so thats why im considering getting one so for the fix not being a wide it works out well =P
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you might want to just save your money, i have yet to hear a good thing about that board...155 would be much better suited for the park then the 158..
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well hes selling it for real cheap so its hard to just say no and the only prob with the 155 is that the weight only goes up to 175 =(
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i weigh more then what my board is reccomended..im going to say that alot of people do.
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so how many pounds do you think I can go over on the 155 and also being 6 foot. Sorry im being such a pain but I do thank you for all ur help
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well i weigh 170ish and i ride a 151 for a park board, its all about what your comfortable with. i find smaller boards to be much more fun all over the mt just because of their maneuverability. so even my allmt board isnt that tall at 154. but park is considerably easier in a smaller board, and the fix is plenty stiff enough to be stable all over the mountain at 155 for you..and dont worry about it man
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