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Old 01-29-2011, 01:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My brother got me a 153cm Rossignol Angus for my birthday.

I am about 6'0" tall, and I was wondering: is it too small for me?

I'd like to say that i don't care that much about stability, im all about carving

Thanks in advance everyone


EDIT: Sorry for the typos in the title. Damn new keyboards.

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Old 01-29-2011, 01:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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How much do you weigh? It comes down to weight more than height. If you're 160 or less, then the board will be fine. It might feel a little small at first, but you can adapt. 170 or bigger, then I'd suggest a longer board.

I'm 6' 2" 170 lbs. I ride a 163 for all mountain (little bigger than it needs to be) and looking to get a 159 for freestyle/some park.

Either way, it's completely ride-able. It would just be more comfortable for you to learn on if it were longer.

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How much do you weigh? It comes down to weight more than height. If you're 160 or less, then the board will be fine. It might feel a little small at first, but you can adapt. 170 or bigger, then I'd suggest a longer board.

I'm 6' 2" 170 lbs. I ride a 163 for all mountain (little bigger than it needs to be) and looking to get a 159 for freestyle/some park.

Either way, it's completely ride-able. It would just be more comfortable for you to learn on if it were longer.

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Im not really learning ive been snowboarding for 3 years and im pretty good.

I weight 175, do you think I need to go and change it for a bigger one? 157 cm?
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Im not really learning ive been snowboarding for 3 years and im pretty good.

I weight 175, do you think I need to go and change it for a bigger one? 157 cm?
It really comes down to personal preference. I have a 157 Wide right now that I'm selling because I feel like it's a little too short for me. I like stability though. I'm looking at a 159 for myself. The 157 is awesome, I really like it. It's just a camber board and I'm looking for something with rocker.

You'll be able to ride the 153, but it might get choppy at speed. If you really like carving and bombing, I'd definitely get a bigger stick. I'd say minimum 157 for all mountain (no park).
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If you want to carve you may want to look for a 157-161.

Also what boot size are you?
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My boot size is 9.

So do you think a 157 would be a good compromise?

Good thing he kept the receipt! Might go and change it tomorrow
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I'd like to add that i dont really do jumps/freestyle.
I like to go very fast and have fun carving at very high speeds down nice long slopes


So should i change it guys if thats my purpose? what would the ideal length for that be?
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I'd like to add that i dont really do jumps/freestyle.
I like to go very fast and have fun carving at very high speeds down nice long slopes


So should i change it guys if thats my purpose? what would the ideal length for that be?
If you're purely out there to carve, longer is better. Like I said, I ride a 163 and I love it. It's a little bit longer than it needs to be, I'd recommend a 161 for all mountain.
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If you're purely out there to carve, longer is better. Like I said, I ride a 163 and I love it. It's a little bit longer than it needs to be, I'd recommend a 161 for all mountain.
Right thanks for the advice.

Tomorrow we will go back to the shop and if they have the 161 one we will take it, if not at least 157.
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Guys ive been told by a friend of mine that with my height and weight (6'0" and 175 lbs) a 153cm is fine because i'll have no problems just going down the slopes and carving with a 3 year experience and that if i feel like trying something new (a few tricks etc.) ill have a board that its good for both.

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