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K2 WWW Sizing?

ts says you can drop your board 5 cm short of what you usually ride so does that mean that you have to or can? also does it mean if you usually ride you should get a 145 etc?
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you can drop 5cm in size with the www because(example)the 148 has the same effective edge as most 152-153's, all they did was make the nose and tail shorter. checkout the specs
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yeah, look at the effective edges. alot of brands do this not just K2, k2 just markets it alot. like the capita stairmaster has the same thing really, longer effective edges for a smaller board
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The way to read the marketying ploy is, you can drop 5cm in size from your all mountain board. I ride a 154 for all mountain, So I'd ride a 149, or 148 cause there is no 149. But thats a good guess on most park boards from anyone. I had a 148 Scare for Park. Thats all very generaly though, a more detailed look at what a person wants to ride and their weight will give a good shop kid a very good idea what that person should be on. If you ever go somewhere looking for a board and the employee holds up the board to you, and figures its a good size cause it comes up to your chin, smack the employee and leave.

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What it means is just check their weight to size ratios, and then get the board that you fall within.

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The longer effective edge just means that a k2 www 48 will ride better than another 48 with out the longer effective edge. As far as all mountain goes you want to go with our normal size because all mountain includes powder and you dont want to be stuck on a short board in pow even if it is a rocker (you will have a hard time keeping your nose up and 'floating' on the pow). If all your going to do is ride jib then I would deff go with the shorter one because it will make spinning a little easier, and getting into presses will be less awkward (aka you dont have to slam as much nose into the rail before your foot hits the rail on nose presses), and if u want to ride trannys and jib dont get the www, is to soft and if the tranny board you decide on has a 'longer' effective edge go with the board that fits you because the longer deck will have better pop for your size.
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The way to read the marketying ploy is, you can drop 5cm in size from your all mountain board. I ride a 154 for all mountain, So I'd ride a 149, or 148 cause there is no 149. But thats a good guess on most park boards from anyone. I had a 148 Scare for Park. Thats all very generaly though, a more detailed look at what a person wants to ride and their weight will give a good shop kid a very good idea what that person should be on. If you ever go somewhere looking for a board and the employee holds up the board to you, and figures its a good size cause it comes up to your chin, smack the employee and leave.
what he said, dont go off your 152 park board into a 147 lol....it is based off your all mt board you may have noticed that park boards have a squashed tail compared to an all mt board.

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