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Old 02-03-2009, 07:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just purchased a 2008 Burton Blunt 158cm, I am 5'11 175 Pounds Shoe Size 10.5. I am intermediate in terms of skill. I only do mountain riding as of now, but i do want to eventually hit up the park and start to get nice at park, i am concerned i chose a size to big! Your thoughts?
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Old 02-03-2009, 07:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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From what I recall on the weight, 158 is dead on for freestyle as you are my weight as well. But it depends on the board as well, a stiffer board would work better smaller than 158, but in general, 158 is the average for someone at that weight.
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Old 02-03-2009, 07:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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That's the perfect size for you. I'm 6' 180 and ride a 157 park board. I rode a 159 last year and it actually rode a little bit better than the one I have now. I'm looking at a few 158's right now myself. Smaller boards just don't hold up that well on big jumps and fast runs.
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You've got nothing to worry about. That board is perfect for u.
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Old 02-03-2009, 08:07 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I weigh about 165 and ride a 158, and I'm an intermediate too. No problems. There's nothing I can do in the park on my 154 that I can't do on my 158, and the 158 is much nicer for freeriding. You should be fine.
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Thanks for all the replies, i was a little worried and was about to return it, but instead im going to rip up the mountain this SAT. Thanks again.
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Old 02-03-2009, 08:30 PM   #7 (permalink)
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from what i have read, that board does seem to be the right size for your riding habits
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158-159 is pretty much where you should be at
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Old 08-06-2009, 02:23 PM   #9 (permalink)
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depends. on if your riding in the park, Im 5'6" and I ride a 151, and I used to ride a 155. Now i won't go any bigger than a 152. And my buddys your height and he rides a 155. He used to ride a 160, and thought he liked it till he droped down a couple sizes. smaller board = more control in the park.
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