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Old 02-24-2009, 06:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am a short guy, 5'2"-3", weighted 110-120 pounds. Now I am using Forum Recon 146cm and ready to upgrade my board. Due to my height, there are limited options on Men's board. Can I buy Women's board? Or should I seek longer Men's board, say 148cm?

I prefer All mountain/Freeride style.

Thank you for any advise.
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Old 02-24-2009, 07:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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a womens board would be better suited for you. look at romes womens boards, they tend to be less girly lol..
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Old 02-24-2009, 07:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah, but I'm about your height and weigh 120 and have found that a 147 is perfect for me. There are a lot of boards out there around 146-148, just look around.
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Old 02-24-2009, 07:28 PM   #4 (permalink)
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There are 30 boards in the 144-148 size range on sierrasnowboards.com alone, why not pick up one of those? Snowboards - Men's Snowboards
I would personally pick up a 144 or 148 capita stairmaster
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Old 02-24-2009, 08:22 PM   #5 (permalink)
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there is a lot of girls snowboard items you could get away with, but a board?!?!? i would treat you worse than a skier.
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Old 02-24-2009, 08:30 PM   #6 (permalink)
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You can if you are the right weight and height ect. Or you could get a shorter park board but then it might be to soft for you. You can probably find non girly graphics anyway.
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Old 02-24-2009, 08:39 PM   #7 (permalink)
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You most definitely can! The problem lies in finding a board that doesn't look girly. Most of them do, and it pisses me off because I don't want to ride a pink board with flowers and stars

I have a Rome Vinyl 146 (I'm 5'7, 110lbs), you can check that out... it looks more or less neutral

I've been looking for a nice board with killer graphics, so if you find anything, post it here
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Old 02-24-2009, 10:55 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I ride a women's board Option Trinity 158 due to freakish small feet love that board. However the problem with women's boards are that they are too short for my fat ass and the stance is too narrow. Currently trying to find a twin rocker/mag board thats about 156-58 with a waist of only 23.75. Couple of weeks ago demoed a roxy envi 157 with rocker/mag it was lots of fun but directional and stance was not wide enough.
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Old 02-25-2009, 02:13 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Theres tons of boards, you can ride a 148 fine..im 135ish lbs and ride a 151...
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