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Old 11-20-2009, 06:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello all need your help. I'm getting a K2 Slayblade and i'm not sure if I should get 158 or 161. I'm 5'11 190lbs. I'm an intermediate rider and really only freeride with a few jumps here and there.

What size do you all think i should get? Thanks for the help
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Old 11-23-2009, 06:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Can anyone help? When I tried measuring the board against another brand, it seems to be 1 cm shorter than what's stated. Either way, I'm stuck bwt the two sizes. I would apreciate your thoughts.

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Old 11-25-2009, 05:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Somebody? Anybody? No one has experience with flat camber boards?
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Old 11-25-2009, 07:14 PM   #4 (permalink)
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im the same height and i rock a 159 libtech skate banana. If your not a big park rider, i would say the 161 because it will help on those pow days, go for the 159 if you plan on hitting the park more often.
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Old 11-25-2009, 07:20 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks for the reply man. I know rc boards you can go a size down, but can you do that with flat camber boards too? It's weird b/c I think 159 is a perfect size, but the K2 slayblade is either a 157 or 160 when you measure it up against other boards...
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Old 11-26-2009, 06:38 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I know I'll catch trouble for this, but 158 and 161 are only 3cm apart. That is 1.18 inches..... which won't make or break your ability to use a board.

Go with the size you like better
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Old 11-26-2009, 07:24 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I rocked for several seasons on a burton se7en 159, just got a libtech skate banana 159 and couldn't tell the difference at all. And yea, 159 and 161 isn't that much of a difference in reality, but if you ride lots of pow, those extra cm's will help.
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