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Old 01-30-2008, 07:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm 5'10 and 260 pounds. Are there any snowboards for me or do I have to wait until I lose weight? I looked at the weight rental chart at the mountain, and found out they gave me a board for "170+". I weigh a lot more than 170.

I've been skiing my whole life and I am in good enough shape to snowboard. I don't want to break the thing though.
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Old 01-30-2008, 07:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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For sure there are boards made for larger people! Taking into consideration your weight, you would want to look at a board that is built much stiffer as well!
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Old 01-30-2008, 07:59 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I asked the rental shop guy about that but he said I need to get a flexible board since I'm a beginner. I've only had 2 lessons.
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Old 01-30-2008, 08:08 PM   #4 (permalink)
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At you weight though a board that may be considered stiff would be flexible with 260lbs on it.
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At your weight and height from in my opinion, you should shoot for something around a 160-162 and get a STIFF board which most rentals are. If you are considering buying a board, my M3 Discord 161.5 would be a perfect board for you. Every time I ride it I wish I weighed a bit more. The board as far as length fits your heigh/weight as far as Im concerned. People say height has nothing to do with board size BUT I disagree. At your weight I'd say a lot of people would reccomend you go with a 164 or bigger but I personally believe that a shorter person has a harder time throwing a long board around versus a tall person (especially with longer legs). If you are COMPLETELY new it probably wouldn't hurt to go 158-160. I don't work at a shop and am not an expert, but I do believe a board that is told to be too short for you because of weight, can be easier to ride than a board made for your weight if you are a shorter person compared to most people in your weight range.
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Cool, thanks a lot for the advice everyone.

When I rented they gave me a 153 LTR board.
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Old 01-30-2008, 10:48 PM   #7 (permalink)
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He has only been riding for his second year but I have no problems leaving him on his own.

And he hasn't even peed on the carpet yet.


Sorry, that sounded kind of funny and I couldn't resist.
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MPD, why do you call'im clydesdale?
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MPD, why do you call'im clydesdale?
Big and Graceful. Just like a lineman for the NFL.
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Old 01-31-2008, 11:19 AM   #10 (permalink)
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While I agree with Mr. Right in terms of height making a difference, at 260 you want to be on something at least in the 162-165 range... of course every board is different but the flex on a board is why it goes by weight. So yes the standard stance width may be too wide for a shorter person, the way the board flexes will be right so it makes it easier to move around. I weigh right now about 255 and I ride a 168 Rome Flag, before that I rode a 165 Ride Decade Wide but again, I'm 6'3 not 5'10... just check out the specs on the boards first and in general even if you're over the weight for the board it takes alot to snap one so get what feels comfortable to you as long as you're close to the weight range you'll be straight
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