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Old 03-31-2010, 01:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Conflicting sizing charts?!?!

Look I've tried the best I could without resorting to making a redundant thread but there are too many conflicting sizing charts. One will give me 152 while the other one 154 bla bla.

Do you guys know of a reliable sizing chart?

I wanna get a Capita FK board for the park, but wondering if 152 will do better than 154, 156 - and is it worth the greater all mountain handicap? (note that I already have a Nitro Pantera 160 for all mtn)

5'8 - 160 lbs - boot 9.5

Planning on buying off ebay real soon which explains my impatience .

Many thanks!!
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Old 03-31-2010, 02:41 AM   #2 (permalink)
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At your weight and height I think it's a tossup between the 154 and 156. But it's a matter of preference if you're looking for a park board...some people prefer a short board. I don't think you're going to select a size between those choices and go, "crap I got the wrong size." I ride a 155 FK and I'm 5'-7" 190lbs but it's my park board...I prefer my 158 for all-mtn.
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Old 03-31-2010, 02:49 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I'd go 154 if I was you. I'm 5'11" 190 and my all-mountain board is a 160.
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Old 03-31-2010, 07:08 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Look I've tried the best I could without resorting to making a redundant thread but there are too many conflicting sizing charts. One will give me 152 while the other one 154 bla bla.

Do you guys know of a reliable sizing chart?

I wanna get a Capita FK board for the park, but wondering if 152 will do better than 154, 156 - and is it worth the greater all mountain handicap? (note that I already have a Nitro Pantera 160 for all mtn)

5'8 - 160 lbs - boot 9.5
There is no single reliable sizing chart. It's all a general guideline as there is no hard and fast rule about sizing; it all comes down to personal preference. One of my coworkers is maybe 5'7" and I'd guess about 160 lbs, but rides a 172 powder board. No chart will tell you that. My brother is 5'7" and 170 lbs and rides a 161 all mountain/freeride, and a 155 freestyle.

As mentioned above, either the 154 or 156 will probably be fine. It just depends on how short you are comfortable going. What kind of park will you be riding? Jumps, boxes and rails, pipe?
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im 6'3 and 210 lbs and went with the sierrascope fk at 156...really i think its all in personal preference, well atleast thats what ive learned!
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Exactly same weight, height and I'm on 151 evo for allmountain(using mountain as park , butters, 180 etc. not much into charging but its still doable if i want)so its about preference.
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Old 03-31-2010, 12:10 PM   #7 (permalink)
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What kind of park will you be riding? Jumps, boxes and rails, pipe
All of the above, mixed in with some flatland butter and spin tricks.

I have my eyes set on a 154 Indoor Survival and the SScope 152. (Sierra is out of 152, I'm assuming they'll make some next year)
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Old 03-31-2010, 01:06 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I'd say get the 152 at your size if you want to be doing butters and what not so you can flex it easier.

At your weight a typical all mtn board is a 154-156....
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Old 03-31-2010, 01:21 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Hey guys, sorry to hijack this thread, but I figured it'd be better to post my question here rather than start a new thread that is similar...

I am in the market for a park board (that can do all-mountain also).
I am planning on getting a Lib Tech TRS BTX.
I'm unsure of what size to get for a park board.

Here's a little bit about me:

5'10"
165 lbs
Size 10 boot

Current board: Forum Recon (158cm)

I currently just freeride/all-mountain with my Forum Recon.

I know you are supposed to go down in size for park boards, but I want to use the Lib Tech TRS BTX for some all-mountain riding as well. The type of riding I plan on doing with this board is some small/medium jumps, 180's, buttering, and hittin up a few boxes. No rails or big air really. Nothing too crazy, since I am just learning how to ride park.

The range of sizes this board comes in are 151, 154, 157, and 159.
I was thinking I should go with the 154, but was concerned that it would be too short for riding the occasional all-mountain? I want to learn how to butter more than anything and hit small jumps. Should I just go with a 154?

What do you guys think?
Thanks in advance!
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Old 03-31-2010, 01:21 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I'm similiar to the OP.

5'7
165lbs
Size 9 boot

I ride a 155 for my all mtn board.
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