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5'7" and 170 lbs - can I ride a 153?

Just curious - I'm not a park person just mountains and hills.

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I'm 5'6", 125 lbs. and I ride a 151 and 156 just fine. The 156 is my all-mountain board. My perfect size for parks would probably be 145-148, but I'm doing just fine. I think you'll be fine.
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I'm 5'6", 125 lbs. and I ride a 151 and 156 just fine. The 156 is my all-mountain board. My perfect size for parks would probably be 145-148, but I'm doing just fine. I think you'll be fine.
that had no relation to the question whatsoever....


im 5'7 170, i ride a capita stairmaster extreme 152 and i can take it full speed anywhere, i was more comfortable bombing with my 154 which was also considerably stiffer, but the 152 is much more maneuverable yet still possible to bomb, ideally though i would use the 154 for the best combo of speed and maneuverable. the 152 is my park/main board now.

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In summary, yes.
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that had no relation to the question whatsoever....
Actually if you can read, it did. I gave him an account with which to measure and compare by, which is by no means an all inclusive reply... I also answered the question and said yes, he'll be ok. He'll decide after reading all the replies, ok?
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Actually if you can read, it did. I gave him an account with which to measure and compare by, which is by no means an all inclusive reply... I also answered the question and said yes, he'll be ok. He'll decide after reading all the replies, ok?

Just to be clear all the replies are helpful and any extra information passed on to me is always appreciated!

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Just curious - I'm not a park person just mountains and hills.

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Yes you can ride it. Think you might be a bit better off with a slightly larger board if you do not hit the parks though. But ultimately it is your personal preference.

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if you dont do any park i would go abit bigger, but never the less youll be ok on a 152..
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If you don't do any park, I would try to get a longer board. You CAN ride a 153.. but its pretty short. I am 145lbs and ride a 157cm for my freeriding and its great.


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If you don't do any park, I would try to get a longer board. You CAN ride a 153.. but its pretty short. I am 145lbs and ride a 157cm for my freeriding and its great.
Thanks - I'm starting out this year and do have a Bataleon Enemy 161 stored for when I progress. I was wondering if a 153 would hold me back but it's looking that - at this stage it's not going to be a big deal.

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