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Old 11-23-2009, 11:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So my mom got this snowboard at a garage sale for cheap and my question is will it fit me? Is it necessary for me to get a longer board? What size?

The board is a 152(cm?)
I am 6 feet tall and 150 lbs.
The board is a K2 Juju if that matters.

Thanks for bearing with me as I am starting snowboarding this year.
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Old 11-23-2009, 11:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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There're a lot of sizing charts available online if you do a little research. That being said, a 152 will most likely be decent for you. Relative to your weight, it's small enough that you won't have to fight too much with it for control. I'm 145 lbs., I learned on a 157 and I had a pretty hard time of it.

Basically the shorter the board is, the easier you'll be able to turn while going downhill (or while doing jumps, once you start progressing.)

It's a pretty ancient board, I couldn't find any reliable reviews of it. From what I could find, it's pegged as a freeride board, so it might be a little on the stiff side flex-wise. It'll most likely be fine for learning on. Good luck this winter!
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Old 11-23-2009, 11:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I assume you are a beginner.
If so that sounds like a good size for you to start out with.

Just for a reference I ride mostly park and I'm 140ish and I ride a 151.
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Old 11-24-2009, 07:58 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks for the replies, guys. Another question though. How does the flex of a board affect the quality of the ride on a snowboard? I am big into longboarding, but they dont flex anything like any snowboard that I've ever seen.
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