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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-07-2009, 08:00 AM
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Snowboard Size??

Hey!

im total Noob to snowboarding and only started 7 months ago! I have boots, bindings and a 160 palmer pulse! which has been great!
but Im looking for a board now that I can start to learn flat tricks like buttering an jibbing, Ive heard alot of good stuff about the bataleon evil twin being a great board for this! plus i love its design so would def like to get one, Only thing is if its for tricks would I be better getting a smaller size 155-159 ??? total lost with this! the 160 pulse suits me fine as im 5,10 an nearly 13 stone.

any info would be great as havent a scoob.... plus it seems to be easier to find them in smaller sizes! cant locate any larger ones!

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-07-2009, 11:18 AM
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you can learn tricks on your current board, you don't need a new one for that. if you are going to get another board don't get another near the same size as what you have, get something shorter. its fun to have different sizes of boards.
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hey! yea Ive been looking at 155 evil-twin! but didint know if would be too short or not! for my height! ie wider stance? ???
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Smaller will always be easier to throw around for freestyle stuff. If you can drop down in size, do so.

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hey! yea Ive been looking at 155 evil-twin! but didint know if would be too short or not! for my height! ie wider stance? ???
too short in what sense? the specs should say its maximum stance width or if it says what the reference stance is you can usually add 4 inches to that for the max stance (generally)
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see this is where im a noob! Im big broad shouldered an tall! wasint sure if a 155 would be too small or not!
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You could try using Google to search for some snowboard size calculators. That should give you a basic idea of what to aim for.
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see this is where im a noob! Im big broad shouldered an tall! wasint sure if a 155 would be too small or not!
too small for what though? its not like the board is going to blow up if you get one too small, you can ride any size you want. sure if you're a big guy on a little board there is going to be some compromise with stabillity at speed ( esp. if its soft as well) or in deep snow. if you are a little guy on a board thats a bit bigger than what you normally use then there will be a compromise in the other direction, it could be more stable at high speed and harder to freestyle.

if you took 10 dudes that where 5'8 and 160 pounds (just as an example) you'd probably find they ride different sizes of boards and do fine on them, there is no rule to what size you need, and 90% of all boards sold are between 152 and 162. thats a 10 cm range, not a big deal.
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thanx thats actualy cleared alot up for me! Thanx for info!
post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-07-2009, 11:57 PM
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