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Old 12-09-2009, 12:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all, I've been riding an old burton custom for about 3 years now. The board is 160cm. I do mostly freeride and sometimes park.
I'm 5'6, 160lbs, and I wear a size 9. I just purchased a burton custom x 2009 152cm. Is that board too small for me?
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Old 12-09-2009, 12:47 AM   #2 (permalink)
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for freeride, yes, it is a bit too small. for your weight, you'll get a bit more sink than you should but the rocker should help with that. i weigh the same as you and my freeride is a 161. my all around stick is a 156. 155-57 would be a good all around size for you.

you'll survive just fine, but will prob have to work just a bit harder that you should
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Old 12-09-2009, 12:54 AM   #3 (permalink)
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hmmm.. Maybe I should exchange the board for a bigger size. Thanks for your input.
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no prob, if they allow it, switch it out for a 155 or so. that'll do ya well
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Old 12-09-2009, 01:11 AM   #5 (permalink)
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yea I'm switching it out for a 156. That's the next step up for the custom x.
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for freeride i ride a 158 and for park i ride a 154
and im 5'9'' 160lbs
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Old 12-09-2009, 08:52 AM   #7 (permalink)
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for freeride, yes, it is a bit too small. for your weight, you'll get a bit more sink than you should but the rocker should help with that. i weigh the same as you and my freeride is a 161. my all around stick is a 156. 155-57 would be a good all around size for you.

you'll survive just fine, but will prob have to work just a bit harder that you should
QFT: 155-157 is what my mother would recommend, and is what I recommend. 156 is a fun size for a fun-sized dude like yourself. I see exchanges in your future... OHHHMMMMMMMM......
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Old 12-09-2009, 11:56 AM   #8 (permalink)
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hey op, you didn't make any mention of the fact that your custom felt too long. why did you downsize so dramatically with the custom x? why not just replace the custom with a custom x the same size?

no criticism - i'm always just curious about how and why people make decisions like this...

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Old 12-09-2009, 02:07 PM   #9 (permalink)
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hey op, you didn't make any mention of the fact that your custom felt too long. why did you downsize so dramatically with the custom x? why not just replace the custom with a custom x the same size?

no criticism - i'm always just curious about how and why people make decisions like this...

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the custom does feel long and my friend was recommending me to get a shorter board. My friend is 5'10 155lbs and he's using a 157cm so i thought maybe i should get anything shorter than 154cm... haha

thanks for all the replies guys.

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