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is 148 too short for me?

I'm about 5'10 weight about 130lbs; currently have a ride kink 152 however I feel this board is somewhat heavy for me. I'm looking to purchase a used board (Tara Daikidas 148) to learn riding park, so my main question is that 148 too short for me? I know the shorter the board the easier to maneuver, just wondering if that will be too short for my height and weight.

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If 152 is too heavy for you, it's too heavy for you. I want to get a 148 and I'm a fair bit bigger than you. You might even want to downsize more, but 148 isn't going to be a problem for you.

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do you think that stepping down from 152 to 148 would make a big difference?
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Not a huge difference but you would be able to notice it. Not so much in weight; that has more to do with the construction of the board than a few CM`s of length. At 130, you could even get away with something in the 145 range for park just fine. The shorter boards are easier for park because there is less swing width for spins and clearing rails.
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145 highly recommended.

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148 is defintely perfect for you. i weigh 125 and rode a 148 last year in the park and it was a little too big.
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You'll be fine at 148. In general, I think going a little bit shorter then what is "recommended" is not a bad thing at all.
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I would also recommend going with a 145 purely on weight. The shorter board will also be a tad bit softer for presses and locking onto rails as well as reducing swing weight for spins. A 145 should also be stiff enough for some decent kickers.
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I'm about your size and i find a 147 is good for jibbing. I have a 151 which i rock for jumps and all around the mountain. You'll be fine on a 148. Only thing with the 148 is its hard to charge for kickers.
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uhh it all matters on the boards brand/make, find out what the recommended weight is by the maker for the size you're interested in. I have a 154 burton which ranges from 110-160 lb. So you see.. you could even ride my 154 but since you're doing park, it would be best for you to be near the higher end of the recommended weight. try to find a size with 130 max :P

hope that helped broski
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