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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-08-2009, 09:43 AM
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Park board for East Coast ice?

I've been riding for about 10 years now. I've been staying out of the park and hitting the slopes until last year. My board right now is a 162 Custom. I weigh 145lbs and I am 5'10". So it's a bit big.

I was looking for a park board that would be ideal for rails and small/med sized kickers with the normal east coast packed landings. But I would also like to use it around the mountain just a bit, 70% park riding, 30% normal slopes. Also, what would be a good size?

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im about your size and do pretty much same thing on the east coast and im getting a 156 that should do good for an all mountain type board
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I'd get a 150 to 153 max
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At 145 i'd stay with something 150-154cm. I'm 180 and ride a 154 park/rail board and it holds up pretty well.
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man i weigh 150 and i ride a 154 which i even find a bit big for park, i'de recommend 152. 154 is a good size for all around though, my next board for park will be a 152 for sure. I'm SHOCKED you ride a 162 and you weigh less than me, that's ridiculous lol, was it second hand? you didn't honestly choose that out yourself at a retailer did you? they would have laughed, i know i would have.
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man i weigh 150 and i ride a 154 which i even find a bit big for park, i'de recommend 152. 154 is a good size for all around though, my next board for park will be a 152 for sure. I'm SHOCKED you ride a 162 and you weigh less than me, that's ridiculous lol, was it second hand? you didn't honestly choose that out yourself at a retailer did you? they would have laughed, i know i would have.
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No I got it new; I thought I would grow into it as I got it Jr. year of high school but never did

I really didn't mind the size until I tried to step into the park. It's awesome for bombing and I can keep up if not pass most of my skier friends. But for some reason I really enjoy riding moguls on it, hopping from mogul to mogul, lol.
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interesting haha, i hate moguls
well yea i would say 152 would be a perfect size for park, go to a retailer and ask for more opinions, they will usually be able to hook you up. I'm guessin they'll recommend 152 also
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im on the east coast too, and i ride at my home mountain, mountain creek probably 60 to 70 times a season.
the best thing for the ice out here would be magnetraction, but really you dont need it.
you wanna go for a freestyle-all mountain board, just size it down.
try like a rome agent, burton jeremy jones, k2 believer, forum destroyer even. you could prob do well on a capita indoor survival if you were gonna spend a little more time in the park.
yeah a 162 custom is a big board.
im 6'1 on a 155-156
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reverse camber or regular camber??? id say regular ... who here has experience on unforgiving bitter cold icy groomer packed conditions with r.c.? the vario grip or magne would be necessary with a r.c. i would think, you wouldnt catch any edges so the hardpack may be more forgiving with that, but will it be too loose when there is nothing to dig into very easily??
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