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so im about 5'11" 190-200 or so, not fat but stocky, i went from riding an 160 down to a 155 and absolutely loved it and now im considering perhaps going shorter, i like to spend 70% of my time in the park not great at it but im getting there. would going down to a 152 hero be a good idea or not so much?

o im currently riding a 09 uninc 155

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a 152 would be doable for a jib board for you, but you will notice a decrease in speed at your weight and considered board size. Another thing to consider is that short boards generally have less width to them so make sure that what ever board you consider your boot will fit without toe drag.

I have seen it done before
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The 155 is a good park board size for your weight. It really isn't holding you back and that 3cm less won't improve your riding IMO. You'd be able to spin slightly better, but keeping speed for kickers will be tougher.

That Uninc should be fine for you.
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i havent given much thought to binding size damn, u bring up a great point. well i have med triads on the uninc currently and was just gunna throw them on the hero, size 9.5 jeremy jones boots. but i dont think there will be over hang considering the hero is a wider board to begin with then the uninc i think the 152 hero is wider than the 155 uninc is it not?
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so im about 5'11" 190-200 or so, not fat but stocky, i went from riding an 160 down to a 155 and absolutely loved it and now im considering perhaps going shorter, i like to spend 70% of my time in the park not great at it but im getting there. would going down to a 152 hero be a good idea or not so much?

o im currently riding a 09 uninc 155

thanks!!!!
the fact that the hero is a rocker means you can land spins you wouldn't be able to on a cambered board. I'd stick with 155. I'm 195 and I have used a 155 hero, good at fucking around and still awesome for flying down runs.
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