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Old 03-04-2010, 02:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Rome Machine - Right for me?

Hey all,

I just ordered a new Rome Machine 159w for mostly buttering around and hitting up the park. I was wondering if this size is good on me. I'm 6'0, 190 lbs and currently wear 11.5 size boots (+15/-15 duck stance). The waist width on the board says its 262. I was also interested in the 157 model for shorter board length for parks and whatnot.

So my question is:

1. Is this a good park board size for me (I know its done by the rider's weight, but I want to get the shortest board possible for me for more fun)

2. Can I go lower than 262mm waist width. I've been reading on the internet that 11.5 can go as low as 25.5 with angled stance.

Thanks!
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Old 03-06-2010, 02:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I would've gone much much shorter for that board. It is a wide artifact right? Jib-centric board? If you were getting something for everyday use, the slash or riff are solid in that lineup. Plus, don't put too much stock into weight figures from a manufacturer's websites. The heavier you are the more it will flex. No big deal. I have an old capita stairmaster 152 wide for exactly what you describe and I'm 6'2" 200 lbs. I've been trying to break it but it won't die.

25.5 ww with 11.5 boots should not be an issue with a wide freestyle ducked-out stance.
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Old 03-06-2010, 03:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I would've gone much much shorter for that board. It is a wide artifact right? Jib-centric board? If you were getting something for everyday use, the slash or riff are solid in that lineup. Plus, don't put too much stock into weight figures from a manufacturer's websites. The heavier you are the more it will flex. No big deal. I have an old capita stairmaster 152 wide for exactly what you describe and I'm 6'2" 200 lbs. I've been trying to break it but it won't die.

25.5 ww with 11.5 boots should not be an issue with a wide freestyle ducked-out stance.
thanks,actually decided to go with the park pickle 156w. decided to stick with the wide to be safe
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