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Old 05-27-2010, 10:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Help with sizing please

I am 5'2" (on a good day) and roughly 130-135pounds.

I am just a beginner looking for a board that will be suitable for me as an intermediate as well.

What size should I look for, 145-146cm?
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Old 05-27-2010, 11:48 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I am 5'2" (on a good day) and roughly 130-135pounds.

I am just a beginner looking for a board that will be suitable for me as an intermediate as well.

What size should I look for, 145-146cm?
145-150 is a good range. Shorter for more freestyle oriented riding and longer for more all mountain. Go even longer than this range for powder surfing.

If you want an all around performer, I'd say a good size is 146-148.
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Old 05-27-2010, 11:51 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Awesome, thanks a lot for the help, Leo. Makes a lot more sense now
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Old 05-27-2010, 11:57 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Oh, I forgot to mention this...

If you get a rockered board, you won't have to worry about powder float as much. For example, a 147 rockered board will perform just as well as a 155 regular camber in the powder. So you basically kill two birds with one stone. One thing that you also have to note is, a rocker simply does not have the edge hold of a regular camber. Don't let that scare you though. There are plenty of rockered boards out there that hold a damn good edge, so much so that some might not even notice the difference. The reason I mention that is because there are plenty of rockers out there that can't hold an edge worth shit on steeps. These will be your pure jibsticks like the Burton Whammy Bar.
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Old 05-27-2010, 02:25 PM   #5 (permalink)
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How can you tell the difference between a rockered board and a regular camber? Physically, what is different about them?
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Pretty rough but you get the gist. Cambered on top.

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^^Will an actual board be that noticeable as in that picture?
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^^Will an actual board be that noticeable as in that picture?
Good question, Muki. I was wondering the same thing.
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If you put it flat on a surface, or hold it sideways and look down the edge, it will be obvious.
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The easiest way to tell is check the specs of the board. It will always tell you if it is a rocker board not. There are also a mixture of camber and rockers (my personal fave).

Here is a general video and another link to a thorough explanation:

http://www.snowboards.net/docs/snowb...hnology-video/

http://www.angrysnowboarder.com/?p=4397
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