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Old 12-20-2010, 11:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys
Im thinking of getting a new deck for the new season.
I really only do freestyle but I still like my boards in a size that people
would normally do freeride in. I like the bigger boards because i feel they give me more control on boxes and rails even if they are slightly harder to jump.

I have done research but Im still fairly confused.
I want a board for under 300 (or there about)
Bindings for under 200

Main interests.
I like a nice flex to a board but not too much.
After looking through all different board company's i found not particular boards but companys thaat look good.
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Can someone recommend a paticular freestyle board that would be good for someone who is 5 foot 1. Remember the size i want is in a freeride size on a freestyle board


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Old 12-20-2010, 05:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Sorry, i also forgot to mention I weigh 90lbs
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Old 12-20-2010, 11:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Sorry, i also forgot to mention I weigh 90lbs
That's a HUGE factor. You don't want anything over a ~145 IMO. Grab a kids size actually, that will allow you to snag some of the newer tech for the price that those little buggers get to pay. (~250 a pop)
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Old 12-21-2010, 12:31 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Damnnnn bro, your so small!
get something low as your chin! i really dont know what size that'll be. never summer has AWESOMEEEEE kids boards. check those out.
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Old 12-21-2010, 10:09 AM   #5 (permalink)
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My only worry with going with a 145 board is that its too short for me.
I know even though im pretty short my weight doesnt really match my height but I was thinking that maybe
I could get a board in a larger size that fitted my height or abit bigger that i can grow into but was lighter than average and then it would even out? Im not really sure...... a few ones i foudn in the 145 section.
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Old 12-21-2010, 11:51 AM   #6 (permalink)
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My only worry with going with a 145 board is that its too short for me.
I know even though im pretty short my weight doesnt really match my height but I was thinking that maybe
I could get a board in a larger size that fitted my height or abit bigger that i can grow into but was lighter than average and then it would even out? Im not really sure...... a few ones i foudn in the 145 section.
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At only 90 lbs, you're going to have a hard time controlling a 145. You should be looking in the 135-142 range. Your height has a minimal factor in snowboard sizes. Don't listen to the people that tell you that a snowboard should come up to your chin, nose or whatever. What size boots do you wear? And are your boots fitted properly. How old are you?

Burton Blunt and Capita Microscope come to mind in smaller sizes.
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Old 12-21-2010, 01:59 PM   #7 (permalink)
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never summer evo comes in a 142
burton custom flying v comes in a 140 i believe too
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Old 12-21-2010, 04:12 PM   #8 (permalink)
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At only 90 lbs, you're going to have a hard time controlling a 145. You should be looking in the 135-142 range. Your height has a minimal factor in snowboard sizes. Don't listen to the people that tell you that a snowboard should come up to your chin, nose or whatever. What size boots do you wear? And are your boots fitted properly. How old are you?

Burton Blunt and Capita Microscope come to mind in smaller sizes.

Exactly. You said you wanted something bigger. a 145 is certainly pushing your limits as far as flexing the board goes.
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Old 12-21-2010, 05:41 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Height has liitle to do with sizing. Weight is the main factor; the snowboard doesnt know how tall the rider is but it does know its mass.
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