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Old 12-05-2007, 08:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default NEED HELP! Will this board be too small?

I already bought an Option Influence Snowboard 148cm but realized that it doesn't fit my needs. However, I'm debating wether I have to buy another board, or will it be fine to keep it? (Seems kind of hard to sell it)


I'm 5'7 & 150pounds. 75% groomer, 25% park, gonna do some jibbing on groomers as well. Still only an intermediate boarder.

The board's recommended weight is 90-140pounds & its flex is 4/10(lower = softer).

I'm not big on speed but afraid the board wont be any good on hard-packed snow.

Please leave your suggestions it'll help me out a lot. Thanks!
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Old 12-05-2007, 09:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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148 is kinda small. Ive ridden friends small boards before. Defiantly easy to huck around but as you say not so great on speed and hard pack.
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Old 12-05-2007, 09:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for the reply MarkH! I should have changed my title. I do know it's too small, but wondering if I should even keep it.
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Old 12-05-2007, 09:12 PM   #4 (permalink)
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You might be ok with it. If you are really uncertain see if you can return it. If you cant i guess just ride it and see
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Old 12-06-2007, 09:51 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Are you east or west coast? That board is definately on the small side, but if you're not riding west coast, it's not too big of an issue.
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Old 12-06-2007, 07:42 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Are you east or west coast? That board is definately on the small side, but if you're not riding west coast, it's not too big of an issue.
Thanks boarderaholic and MarkH for your replies. I ride in the West coast, but I'm putting up the board on sale now & there's already buyers interested. So i'm selling this board & getting a new board.
Really appreciate it, thanks!

BTW just one quick quesion, how come it's not an issue on the East side but it's an issue if it's on the West side? Is it because of the powder snow?
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Old 12-06-2007, 07:44 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I think it may be the IceCost type of snow. lol. Ppl out west are lucky
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Old 12-06-2007, 09:24 PM   #8 (permalink)
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West coasters are lucky to be graced with pow, which is the preferred type of terrain for most riders. And shorter boards tend to sink ALOT more easily in pow.
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