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Is my board too long for my size?

Just picked up a 156w 2010 GNU PP. Im 5'11 175lbs with a size 12 boot. Im into park and some trail riding. is this board too long for park ( rails , jumps, boxes etc? or am i good?.... The board comes up to my chin when on end...

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is this site active? Im pretty new
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I would say that it isn't too long, I ride a 52-57 and I am 5'6. All my buddies are taller (5'9-6'4) and ride 57-64. I would say for park it is a good size if you were going to ride just rails and boxes I might go a little shorter.
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I wouldn't say the board is too long either if your using for basically everything. If you wanted a pure park jibstick, then you could go smaller to say a 153, but at your weight/height I think a 156 is fine. Do you notice problems with your feet overhanging too far off the board? With size 12 feet, a 156 non-wide board might be too narrow for you, that's the only problem I can think of with that board.

BTW, the whole snowboard up to your chin thing is bullshit.

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Yeah the site is active, might have to wait more then an hour for a responce lol. 156 sounds about right for your size in the park. The thing I would look at is if it's wide enough for your feet. Check your toe and heel overhang, mount your bindings, lace your boots up tight and stick them in the bindings and look to see how much over hang you have.

*edit: Hobo beat me to it :P

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Yeah the site is active, might have to wait more then an hour for a responce lol. 156 sounds about right for your size in the park. The thing I would look at is if it's wide enough for your feet. Check your toe and heel overhang, mount your bindings, lace your boots up tight and stick them in the bindings and look to see how much over hang you have.

*edit: Hobo beat me to it :P
thanks for the replies, my board is a 156 (wide) i never have toe or heel drag.
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Ok good it is wide, then you should be all set.

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I wouldn't say the board is too long either if your using for basically everything. If you wanted a pure park jibstick, then you could go smaller to say a 153, but at your weight/height I think a 156 is fine. Do you notice problems with your feet overhanging too far off the board? With size 12 feet, a 156 non-wide board might be too narrow for you, that's the only problem I can think of with that board.

BTW, the whole snowboard up to your chin thing is bullshit.
yeh i hear you on the chin thing, i just thought it might give a better picture on the length if noted.
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one more question, for now.. do you guys have really wide stances?, like almost uncomfortable? or no? and how do you measure your stance with? Not to be confused with angle +15/-15 etc.
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Stance width really depends on your height, the taller you are the wider you can go typically. The problem with going too wide is that your gonna lose a lot of control and power over the board. I think there is a chart somewhere that has relative height-to-board-width sizing, but I'm not sure if that is the proper way to find correct width.

I'm 5'7 and I think the width on my park board is 21.25. The width on my old all-mountain freestyle board is like 19.5.

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