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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-18-2007, 10:04 PM Thread Starter
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161cm....too big for park?

I'm not asking for long responses with information to back up your opinion, just a short answer is fine, unless you want to post some extra information. Anyway, I've decided on a park board but I can't decide between 157cm and 161cm. I know most people's park boards are in the 150-159 range, but I'm coming off of a 168, so I feel like the 157 would just feel way too small to me.

I'm 6'1, 195 lbs, size 12 foot

Anyone with similar stats care to share what size you ride in the park?

Also on a side note, I can't decide between Burton Cartels or Burton Customs to go along with it. I've heard the Cartels are more adjustable and more responsive, but would the more flex in the customs be better for the park?

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Are you more of a jump, rails or a little bit of everything type of guy?
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Definitely like to do everything, but if I had to pick one over the other I'd say I like jumping more.

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I'd go for the 161 more so for stability's sake then.
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I don't think a 161 is to big for park riding. I'm 5'-9" and have road from a 137 in the park to a 163. My main board is currently a 160 and I ride it in the park all the time. The smaller boards tend to make things a little easier... you can spin like a top... but, the longer boards are faster and give you more stability when you're doing big airs.
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