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Old 03-03-2010, 11:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm 6'0'' 195-200lbs, 11 boot size. I did a lot of research and picked up a 160 Ride Antic at the beginning of the season. I'm an east coast rider and wanted an all mountain board.

I was in a local shop last week and looking at new boards just to pass some time. One of the clerks recommended a 155 for my height and weight! Said that a 160 was to big for me??

So is my board to big, or just right for my height/weight?

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Old 03-03-2010, 12:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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sounds like the right size for you..

not sure what the ride antic weight specs are though.
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Old 03-03-2010, 12:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I'd say a 160 a just right for you, but I'm no expert either.
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Old 03-03-2010, 12:07 PM   #4 (permalink)
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160 is perfect. And I am an expert (J/K)
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I'm 6'0'' 195-200lbs, 11 boot size. I did a lot of research and picked up a 160 Ride Antic at the beginning of the season. I'm an east coast rider and wanted an all mountain board.

I was in a local shop last week and looking at new boards just to pass some time. One of the clerks recommended a 155 for my height and weight! Said that a 160 was to big for me??

So is my board to big, or just right for my height/weight?

Thanks.

I would avoid that shop. The 160 is fine!
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Old 03-03-2010, 12:26 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I'm 180 and I ride a 158 on the groomers and 165 in the powder. I'd say your board is just right for you.
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Old 03-03-2010, 12:27 PM   #7 (permalink)
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On paper it looks fine for your dimensions. Do you have any problems with the board's size (too fast, doesn't turn well, to slow to turn), or do you want to start doing something specialized that makes you want a different size (i.e. park boards you typically size down, powder boards maybe size up)?
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Old 03-03-2010, 10:30 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I'm a bigger guy, too and I have a 160. I feel like it's way too hard to maneuver and launch with. I'm going to downsize for next season for sure.
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Old 03-03-2010, 10:36 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Personal preferences and individual boards but...

I'm about 185lbs and I use a 162 and a 164. I wouldn't personally go shorter than a 160 for a freeride board. Might go a bit down for a park board though...



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Old 03-03-2010, 10:37 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I'm 5'8, 163 lbs and I ride a 160 as a freeride board and it's pure sweetness. You should be more than fine with a your board.
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