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Freeride board for a short kid?

Hi people. I'm 14 and about 12-130 pounds. This winter, I'm starting to work as an instructor at my local mountain, which is TBH tiny. However, I also go every 2nd year or so to Lake Louise with my family and get some big runs done. I'm not too big of a park fan, but I do occasionally do some rails/boxes. However, I'm looking for a board that can also jump well. But here's my problem... I'm only 5'1. I could handle something a bit bigger as I'm still going to grow, but I can't have a board twice as tall as me, right...

So just to sum up, i need a short (adult) board for powder/big runs that can still carve on groomers, can jump and won't get all messed up if I grind a bit. Price isn't an issue. Thanks for all your advice!
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Nitro Swindle 148 with the heavy duty edges and heavy duty base.

Or if you're about to go through a major growth spurt, get the 152.


152 - $210 (US) from SurfTheEarth or ChristySports
or Milosport or ExitRealWorld

152 - $175 (US) plus shipping from Active Ride Shop

148 - $175 (US) plus shipping from Active Ride Shop


Or, probably your best bet (since you appear to be Canadian), any size from Boardzone - $205 plus $0 shipping (Canadian dollars)

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Isn't the Swindle really bendy/for park?
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You're 130 and small.

And Nitros are generally stiffer than others (the Swindle isn't their softest either).

(also, the 148 has narrower stance options than the 152)

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I see... Would there be anything with a widER stance?
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You can be an instructor at 14? (How?)
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I see... Would there be anything with a widER stance?
the swindle 148 will take a 19-23.5 inch stance
152 will take a 20.5-25 inch stance

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