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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-14-2009, 08:50 AM Thread Starter
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NS SL-R sizing help

Alright, so here is my dilemma, I am not sure what length SL-R to get as I currently ride a 153 (borrowed) and NS only offers 155 and 151.

I am looking for an all mountain board but I will most likely be 80% freeride. If I get into park more I will just pick up a park board. I am leaning toward the 155 but would like some feedback from some more knowledgeable people

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size 8-8.5 boot

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-14-2009, 09:43 AM
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How long have you been riding, and what's your skill level? That has a lot to do with it.
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Good point!

I started riding last year, so I am not too great; however, I would say about low intermediate right now. My riding has been all freeride to date. I can ride most stuff easliy, all blue trails I have ridden and the occasional black (excluding moguls). I can link turn well and can ride both regular and switch.

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How old are you and will you be gaining more weight? That has a lot to do with it to as you don't want to limit yourself later. Honestly either would be fine at your weight but from your experience level I think you would be more happy and more than happy with the 155 SL-R. The extra length will help on the groomers and steeps but not be a disadvantage when you start doing more park or freestyle. Not to mention the extra length will be nice on a POW day! You will love that board. It kills everything! You can truly have it as 1 board for everything and no matter what snow you are up against it rocks!


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Im your size and weight and have the 151 and it works fine freeride...i've gone through some pretty deep ass pow with it too out here in Oregon...either should work for you though.

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How old are you and will you be gaining more weight?
I am 26 so I don't see myself growing too much in the next few years. This will be a board I will use for a while and don't see myself growing out of, that is why I want to make sure I get the right one.
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I am 26 so I don't see myself growing too much in the next few years.
I'm inclined to say the 151 will be a lot more fun a this stage, since you are a relative beginner. You will progress quicker and have more control over a shorter board.
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Go with the 155.

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