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Old 02-16-2010, 12:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a question for someone. I am buying my son a new snowboard and he is about to be 7. He weights about 65lbs and has boarded the past two times we have went to the mountain and he is really starting to pick it up. By that I mean can get off the lift and down the mountain without falling too many times. He really wants his own board (we rented that last few times) but I am not sure what size he needs. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance
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Old 02-16-2010, 12:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have a question for someone. I am buying my son a new snowboard and he is about to be 7. He weights about 65lbs and has boarded the past two times we have went to the mountain and he is really starting to pick it up. By that I mean can get off the lift and down the mountain without falling too many times. He really wants his own board (we rented that last few times) but I am not sure what size he needs. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance
He is very light, so it will be tough to find a board his size. He is around a 125-132 range. Keep in mind, your kid will probably out grow it really fast so I advise you go with a bigger board. Something that will still be good for him when he grows. Go for a 130 or 131. You can go a little higher if you want, but be warned that the board will be faster and stiffer if as you go with longer lengths.
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Thanks so much for the insight!
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Old 02-17-2010, 12:21 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I got both my kids on boards last year and this season I bucked up and bought them both their own set-up
my kids are 9 and 10 but they are short for their age. I went with the burton chopper for my son and the burton chicklet for my daughter. I have to say these are awesome boards for kids to learn on and grow their skills with
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my little dude is 6. He's 62 lbs and 4 ft 3 in. (He's a big dude for his age). He is riding a 110 Burton Chopper right now. With your boy just starting out, I would keep it around 110-115. Also, I know it's weight that matters, but also, you really want the board to be right around if not under his chin (it's under the chin on my grom) anything bigger will make it hard for them to maneuver.

One thing about the Chopper, it's a great board for learning, but it has hardly any edge hold at all. My grom has struggled when making hard cuts/traverses. All depends on how aggressive the kids are going to be with their riding and what they wanna do.
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