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About to purchase this board and was wondering which size. I am 6'1 135 so pretty skinny my options are 153 or 156. Both ore wide, would this be a problem? Also is this an all-around board?
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156 for sure given your height. But so many kids are going super small for park jibbing, so if that's what you're into then the 153 could work.


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So Save on Forum Recon Snowboard Package - Mens is what im considering buying. I think my boot size is going to be a 9.5 (going to try some on today) so which size binding should i get? Medium says it goes to size 9 and large says it starts at size 10...so should i get the medium or large? im in between
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im 160 boot size 10 i had a 156 and wasnt happy with it. i was WAY to stiff for me, i smaller one may have been easier to manage but i had a hard time. edge hold was good but want flexy enough for me. it might be ok in powder but if youre riding groomers get something softer.
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im 160 boot size 10 i had a 156 and wasnt happy with it. i was WAY to stiff for me, i smaller one may have been easier to manage but i had a hard time. edge hold was good but want flexy enough for me. it might be ok in powder but if youre riding groomers get something softer.
so would you advise a 153 over the 156, or look into a whole new board?
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what kind of riding are you wanting to do? the recon is kind of like a rental board with better edges. decent if you have NEVER been on a board but you will outgrow it very quickly. i was on mine literally 3 days and i was ready to get a new board.
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what kind of riding are you wanting to do? the recon is kind of like a rental board with better edges. decent if you have NEVER been on a board but you will outgrow it very quickly. i was on mine literally 3 days and i was ready to get a new board.
what would you advise past that? and i kind of want an all-around type board
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I mean im not looking to spend more than about $250 on the board itself...maybe kind of low but it will be my first board so
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i got a sierrascope. its a "freestyle" board but its been neefed up so you can take it anywhere and do almost anything on it. if youre not riding mostly powder i would reccomend it especially if you ever plan on learning park. for your size get the 152 if you do. it has been on sale for 250 but im not sure if it still is or not. are you a beginner and still learning or an old pro that finally decided to get his own gear?
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im 160 boot size 10 i had a 156 and wasnt happy with it. i was WAY to stiff for me, i smaller one may have been easier to manage but i had a hard time. edge hold was good but want flexy enough for me. it might be ok in powder but if youre riding groomers get something softer.
Wow, a Recon is one of the softest Forum boards. On groomers you usually want a stiffer board. I'd say the Recon is a great all-around type board. I've got last years on sale for $239.95
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