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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-19-2010, 09:54 PM
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is a 156 to big for me?

i just bought a custom v rocker 156 and ive been having ppl tell me that its to big for me. id like to hear some opinions. i am 150 roughly and around 5'10" and i am an intermediate rider. i mostly do parks and big jumps as you go down the hill and i am wondering if i should get a 151 or 152 and how big of a difference that could make?
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i am 5'8" 165lb I ride a 152 sierrascope. I had a 153 awesome the larges I have rode was a 155 and I didnt like it at all. Your weight and type of riding I would recommend a smaller board. Its all personal preference though. My buddy rides a 157 and he is shorter and lighter then me and he still has fun with no problems keeping up with my riding and style. He has been riding longer then I have but I have progressed more and I think its due to my board choice and my board is new where his is pretty old. He has the first burton twin tip the ouiji. Its gotta be at least 7 yrs old or more, Im thinking mid 90s board.
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yea and i also wanna start doing 180's and 360's and i can hit rails and boxes already. i think i want a feel that is around 3 out of 10 what board would u suggest?
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i really love my sierrascope but they dont make the 152 anymore all sold out. It hard to say with the flex of the board cause all companies have different scales. If you already bought the board and cant return it the ride and and try another smaller flexier board next year. I have gone through 3 boards this year and plan on keeping this in my quiver for a few years, of course I will be adding another board to my quiver next year. I am a snowboard buying junkie. Anything that has to do with boarding I buy all year long.
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I'm 5'7" and 160 and use a 156 custom v rocker.
i have no personal problems with it.

it's my one board quiver so i went long enough to be stable at high speed but i can still throw it around if i want to.

granted i first learned on a board that was a bit long for me so maybe it's just something i'm used to
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You should be okay. It'll be a little stiffer than I'd prefer, but it'll help if you're hitting big jumps.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-20-2010, 01:23 AM
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you're fine for downhill and in should be good in park if you like jumping more than rails. im about your you height but weight a little less and i just bought a 155. i had a 152 before that and it was shit for jumping. i would always land backseat and loop out, especially on 360s. now that i have the 155 im killing it. i havent looped out since and now im spinning 7s. i can still shred rails too but if you are more into rails, i would suggest a 51-53.

a shorter board isnt always better.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-20-2010, 05:07 PM
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If you're riding park, you'd might want a smaller board for more control. I'm about 5'7 and I ride a 154, but my riding style is all-mountain and backcountry. Now if you're riding all-mountain, a 156 would be a good size, just not that great for park.

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