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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-17-2010, 01:31 PM Thread Starter
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Wink Board Too Big?

im 510 195 and i rode my 157 k2 darkstar yesterday and it hink i should have gotten a shorter one because i was trying to 5 0 ollie and butter and couldnt even get the front end up idk if its because i cant do them or the conditions on the mountian werent that good or if the board is too long to do those
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Board sounds like its a pretty good size for you.
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At 195lbs, a 157 should be just fine. It all depends on what type of board you want, but in general 157 is not too big for your size. I'm not super familiar with the Darkstar, but I don't think it's a real stiff board so I'm not sure why you'd have problems.

What board did you have before? Size, flex?
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this is my first board it just felt like the board would not flex up and stay that way
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this is my first board it just felt like the board would not flex up and stay that way
I'll attribute the problem to user error, not the size of the board.

You probably just need to learn how to butter better.

Also, some boards are stiffer than others and don't butter as well. I'm not sure how stiff the Darkstar is. If anything, the stiffness of the board is more to blame than the size.
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157 is not big at all for your size, even for a park board. I would say it's you and not the board.
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