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Old 12-14-2009, 11:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question New board.. too small?

So it's that time of year again.. and I'm pumped! I just learned last season so this season I need some new gear..

I found a pretty good deal on a Burton Deuce 09 snowboard so I bought it (I have until Jan 15th to return it if it's unused).

I would really like a second opinion here on the size (since I wont be able to return it once I ride it).

It's a 158cm and I am 6'1" 175lbs ...what is nice about the board is that it's wide.. so no heel or toe drag here. But is this board "too small" ? I used a beat up generic brand 160cm to learn on last year and that seemed fine. I know the smaller the snowboard, the slower.. But on the other hand, this board should be quality and generally faster (id expect) because of that.

Should I keep it, or look for something bigger?

Thanks in advance!
...Happy Riding...
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Old 12-15-2009, 02:32 AM   #2 (permalink)
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158 is perfect for you. rock it out.
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Old 12-15-2009, 06:53 AM   #3 (permalink)
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perfect size for you. i'm the same weight and ride a 159 and consider it to be just right. and remember, the difference between a 160 and 158 is about the length of your thumbnail....no biggie.
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Old 12-15-2009, 08:05 AM   #4 (permalink)
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You guys rock!

I just got chills knowing that I'm ready to go..

Thanks so much.. Love this forum.
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Old 12-15-2009, 08:31 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Good size! Happy shredding
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Old 12-15-2009, 09:28 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I'm the same weight as you are. Thats the same sixe I ride with
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Old 12-15-2009, 12:04 PM   #7 (permalink)
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you say its wide though, how big are your feet?
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Old 12-15-2009, 12:10 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Yep, 158 should be perfect for you. I'm about 15# heavier than you and ride a 160.
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Old 12-15-2009, 09:19 PM   #9 (permalink)
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you say its wide though, how big are your feet?
Feet are 11.5 (and so are my boots, they're a great fit)



Thanks for all the big ups everyone... I can't wait to kill it this season. Wishing you all the same!!
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Old 12-16-2009, 01:01 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Feet are 11.5 (and so are my boots, they're a great fit)



Thanks for all the big ups everyone... I can't wait to kill it this season. Wishing you all the same!!
alright then ya thats pretty much the perfect size for you, you coulda probably went with a normal width but you'll be fine with a wide as well.
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