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Old 12-31-2007, 01:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Im 5'10
Weigh 130 pounds

I plan on gaining like 3-6 inches and gaining 40-70 pounds but I dont mind useing a board too small. This board is for all park. I can get 154, 157, 159 or 161, so which should I get? or maybe should I wait a year to see how much I grow?

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Old 12-31-2007, 03:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Im 5'10
Weigh 130 pounds

I plan on gaining like 3-6 inches and gaining 20-40 pounds but I dont mind useing a board too small. This board is for all park. I can get 154, 157, 159 or 161, so which should I get? or maybe should I wait a year to see how much I grow?
i ride a 155 and im 5'11 , 170
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Old 12-31-2007, 04:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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are you sure I shouldnt get 157? Would it be really hard for me to use a 157 at the weight I'm at right now? Will the 154 still be okay if i'm about 6'4 200 pounds? (seriously)
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are you sure I shouldnt get 157? Would it be really hard for me to use a 157 at the weight I'm at right now? Will the 154 still be okay if i'm about 6'4 200 pounds? (seriously)
if your 5'10 130 pounds now, you can't buy a board for when/if you are twice the size. noone gains 70 pounds and 6 inches in a year other than by eating doritos, i dont care how good your genes are.

that said, board size is very much a personal preference. at your size i would think anything bigger than a 157 would be too much wood for you in the park. maybe someone more park oriented should chime in on that one.

how long have you been riding? i would strongly suggest demoing before you buy instead of making the same mistake that many of us have done with our first boards. not all snowboards are constructed the same way and different models of snowboard can have a VERY different feel between sizes and for the stance width you ride.
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Old 12-31-2007, 05:44 PM   #5 (permalink)
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well im not saying Im gaining that much in a year but I would like this board to last pretty long, and I've been boarding since I was 8 so about 5 years I think....
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Get a 154, it'll force to you be a better rider because of the length, and it will allow you room to gain weight too..
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really? cuz i kind of want it too last.
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How old are you?
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Old 12-31-2007, 10:04 PM   #9 (permalink)
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only 13....
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Old 12-31-2007, 10:41 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Yeah...tough call. I'd say 154, just because by the time you finish growing, you'll probably have out grown the board skill wise, but at the same time, a 157 could last you a long while. IMO, I still think it's best to stick with the 154, ut take that advice how you will...
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