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another snowboard size question

My wife and I just started snowboarding this season. Took the lessons, being using the rental boards (Burton LTR 150 for me and Burton LTR 130 for her). It's time for us to buy our first board and I thought I'll ask for expert advice on what size would work best.

Here are the basics...

Me - 5'6", 145lbs, size 8 boot.
Her - 5'0", 120lbs, size 5 boot.

I played with the snowboard size calculator on Snowboard Sizing Guide, Size Calculator.

It recommended a 151 for me and 141 for her.

I'm looking to buy a Burton Custom 151 for me and Troop 141 for her. Would a 154 (Custom) and 146 (Troop) work better? Any advice?

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those are actually pretty accurate sizes i would say, which is rare from the calculator.

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those seem like about the right sizes (calc sizes) for the both of your assuming that you guys will be going into all mtn. boarding. the custom would be something that you woulld deff row into but it is your choice based on you knowing how fast you learn. the troop seems like a good choice, i have actually ridden one when it was my second time on a board and the troop was a really nice rental for me cause im really light weight. however it seems like you are limiting yourself to only burton boards which i think would be a mistake, and it is one that a lot of begginners make, myself included cause most people learn ridding burton rental gear and want to ride the biggest company out there. there are some really great boards and some great deals going on now. I would look at Snowboards and check out the brands that they have there and then look up the brands at their site and really search for what you want.

Some of the more respected brands on this forum are prob.
-capita
-lib tech
-gnu
-rome
-bataleon

just look around on the forums here for any more brands, those listed above are not the only companies that make some good boards, but just some that are comming to my head right now.

but i would keep reading posts on here about boards and then make a decision, you can learn a lot here. Also, if you find a board you like onlinem you can search for a review on the board here to see if anyone has ridden it or jsut start a thread on it.
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When I bought my first board I made the mistake of putting too much money into it, so I wasn't willing to throw it around like I had been with the rentals. I would lean away from Burton for your first board, the advice above is good :-)
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those seem like about the right sizes (calc sizes) for the both of your assuming that you guys will be going into all mtn. boarding. the custom would be something that you woulld deff row into but it is your choice based on you knowing how fast you learn. the troop seems like a good choice, i have actually ridden one when it was my second time on a board and the troop was a really nice rental for me cause im really light weight. however it seems like you are limiting yourself to only burton boards which i think would be a mistake, and it is one that a lot of begginners make, myself included cause most people learn ridding burton rental gear and want to ride the biggest company out there. there are some really great boards and some great deals going on now. I would look at Snowboards and check out the brands that they have there and then look up the brands at their site and really search for what you want.

Some of the more respected brands on this forum are prob.
-capita
-lib tech
-gnu
-rome
-bataleon

just look around on the forums here for any more brands, those listed above are not the only companies that make some good boards, but just some that are comming to my head right now.

but i would keep reading posts on here about boards and then make a decision, you can learn a lot here. Also, if you find a board you like onlinem you can search for a review on the board here to see if anyone has ridden it or jsut start a thread on it.
i agree as well but you still cant go wrong with the custom..

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I am Similiar in Weight/height and ride a Burton Custom 151 ICS.
Its a good board but you may find it a little stiff, if your coming straight off the rental things.
however saying that it would only mean a few more bumps, and bruises for a week or too, then you set
and you have a super sweet deck.
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Thanks all.
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hah same here 145 lbs able to ride my 151 jibpan all-mountain.
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