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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-29-2009, 02:56 AM
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Height/Weight & Board question

Alright so I've been snowboarding for about 10 years now (heading to CO for a week every year, a little more here and there) and I'd say I'm pretty advanced. I never touch the parks, and I love going through the trees and finding powder and what not. 3-4 years ago I got a Burton Baron 157 (I was about 6' 3" 180, maybe a lil less) and loved it, never had any problems. The last time I went snowboarding was 2 years ago ( I was about 6' 4" 185, give or take) and still loved the board and never had problems. I'm now 6' 5" and 190, and finally my question is this (sorry for all the background), I'm going out to Aspen next month...Is my board going to be too short for me? I'm going for four days and don't want to buy a new board this year (I like having my own equipment, not renting, etc). Is that a bad idea? Would you recommend renting given my height/weight and my board size (I'm not gonna buy a new board regardless)?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-29-2009, 05:46 AM
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No problem, although it sounds like you might have more fun on a >160 board, 157 will be fine. I'm the same weight and ride a 157wide. (Same height as well for that matter, but we don't care about the height).
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Your height plays no role in board sizing. Also, all sizing rules fall apart if you can ride the board. Your suggested range is 156-163. Shorter for more control and less float, longer for less control and more float. You can ride powder with your weight on a 156, but you will have to set the bindings back and bone out your back leg more which will cause it to burn after a few sessions. 157 will be fine for you. Get a 159 or 160 if you have throw away money, otherwise save your dough and just set your bindings back for the pow pow runs.

By the way, if your boot size is 12+ then get a wide. Also, a rocker board will allow you to use shorter boards without sacrificing the float.

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Its a Ride Baron from a while back, before they had V-Rocker,

you will be fine as long as you lift the edges going over powder, if you dont, you sink
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