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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-20-2010, 01:23 PM
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Is a 155 to small for me?

Height: 6'4
Weight: 175lb
Boot: Size 12
Stance: Regular
Skill: Intermediate (I never think twice before going down a trail. I've been on every type of terrain but my skills in the park are pretty poor.)

I currently own a ~5 year old 155cm soloman with 25cm width. I used to ride a lot more when I was in highschool and college. Havn't been snowboarding this year but going in 2 weeks and I'm trying to decide if I should rent or use the board I have. The people I'm going with ski and they are "ok" so I'm basiclly going to be messing around. I may spend some time in the park in the afternoon when they get tired.

Is this size board to small for me? I havn't used it in 2 years, I only took 1 trip last year and rented. I was given a 164 and it felt like I was driving a cruise ship. I am probably going to buy a new setup after the season ends so any tips on size are also appreciated.
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You're in the right weight range so you should be OK...but now's a good time with end of season sales to go up to a 160-162.

I'm sure you'll get more replies from way more experienced riders

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I'd say you are about right. At 180lbs typically a 158ish is a good size to start at...
But if your doing park stuff and just cruising the hill with people a 155 will be fine. If you ever do get a new board maybe try a 158-160.

164 would be on the larger side for you, more a downhill bombing board or deep powder.

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a 158 wide would be good

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The 155 is about right. You could go up a cm or two but you won't go wrong with the 155.
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Most of my decks are 155 and I weigh 180. I feel that I can hold my own on pretty much any terrain, however I tend alot more towards freestyle and my preference has always been a softer board. So unless you're like me, consider stepping up a few cm (158-160) on your next purchase.

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