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Old 10-13-2010, 12:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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ok ive rode a 152 capita indoor FK all last season and loved it! im just lookin for a board this season for mainly all mtn/freestyle riding, im 5'11" 158lbs... now when it comes to legths, ive demod anything from 151-155.. im just wondering if sizing up helps with speed chatter and with jumps not washing out when landing, say like my 152 indoor, if i got a stiffer board in a 152 would it be as stable as a 155 board thats not as stiff?? im trying to get all this sizing differences figured out, i know some dont go by weight just go by what feels right, so i dno what to think! ive looked mainly at the 155-156 range for this board, but wanted to find out this info first, i just dont wna get a longer board and it be harder to manuver or spin...just wna make sure its right to move up alittle. thanks
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You're assumption about stiffness to size ratio is pretty accurate. A stiff 152 will ride like a softer 155. Stiffer boards also have higher weight ranges. For example, A 156 K2 Turbo Dream has a higher weight range than a 155 Ride Machete.

Generally speaking, a 154 or 155 is right at the middle of your weight range. Ideally, you want to look for a size where your weight falls in the center of the board's recommended weight range. For boards that only show minimum weight, ie T-Rice, add about 20-30lbs and that should be about center.

Also keep in mind that manufacturers measure their lengths different from one another.
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You're assumption about stiffness to size ratio is pretty accurate. A stiff 152 will ride like a softer 155. Stiffer boards also have higher weight ranges. For example, A 156 K2 Turbo Dream has a higher weight range than a 155 Ride Machete.

Generally speaking, a 154 or 155 is right at the middle of your weight range. Ideally, you want to look for a size where your weight falls in the center of the board's recommended weight range. For boards that only show minimum weight, ie T-Rice, add about 20-30lbs and that should be about center.

Also keep in mind that manufacturers measure their lengths different from one another.
thanks man, yeah i thought that u kinda want it to be in the middle of the weight range for that particular size board....

also, so say if i have a soft 152 but want a more stable board, would a stiffer 152 be best bet or go up to a 155? most specs for my weight shows the 152-156 range it seems
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The best way to go is to get a board that is meant to for the type of riding you want to do.

So don't go a size up on a softer board to get more stability. Just get a board that is made to be more stable.

The only times I would recommend doing that is if there is a deal that you can't pass up or if there just aren't any that you like as much.
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