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Old 02-18-2011, 12:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question what size skate banana is good for me ?

weight: 150 pounds
boot size :10.5
riding style :hm,iced midwest groomers
not quite ready for the park yet.
beginner-intermediate,no medical insurance :-) making laps on the groomers,trying not to fall hard
age:29 hard gainer (weight)
budget:$500max
location of riding: Wisconsin(granite peak)
height 5'10
I had bad experience with a hot waxed 157 ltd prodigy (freeride) board this season I rode it ,but it was getting me tired quickly and I think it was too long, too fast and too stiff for me. Stable at higher speed but thank god i wear a helmet ;-)
my right foot is first.I had very hard time turning from heel side to toe side on a steep slope
after riding for a while.I don't know is it me ,or me and that board :-)))
That was the first board that is mine, before it was only rentals,but I'm not really a beginner
I think I just never had a chance to ride the wright board for me
so i sold it !
I am oriented towards buying a lib tech skate banana
WHAT SIZE BANANA ???
the 10.5 burton ruler boots are a bit tide on my toes ,but they say that is how it suppose to be
maybe I'll buy size 11 one day.
"evo" and "dogfunck"said i don't need wide, recommended me lib SB 156/25.5
I'm not agree with them I'm thinking of 152/25.2
(and than there is a 154/25.3)
because i red somewhere that the bananas feel longer
that is why it is better to get 3sm shorter than your regular size
is it true?
PLEASE HELP !
THANKS IN ADVANCE !!!

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Old 02-18-2011, 07:02 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It's not the size, it's the board's stiffness. The LTD Prodigy is a stiff freeride board. Also, that brand is sub-par. You are making a huge leap in quality with a Lib Tech. The Skate Banana is a good deal softer than the Prodigy and is also rockered. A 156 in a Skate Banana will perform much differently than the 157 Prodigy.

With that said, the 156 is a good size for you. You could do a 154 as well.

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Old 02-18-2011, 11:04 AM   #3 (permalink)
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im around 165lbs and ride a 159 S.B. all over the mountain, including pow and steeps. For groomers and jumps a 156 would be spot on. The board is very easy to turn, even with a relaxed style, (read; it wont tire you out.) The 156 will leave you room to progress in any area, where a smaller size might not excel when you get better at carving and charging faster lines.
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I dont believe the whole size up size down thing. I feel my 159 initiates turns like a 154 but floats in the pow like a 164. Only reason to size down is to get extra float on a shorter board, but for me i'd rather have lots more float on a normal size. My pow board is the lib snowmullet in a 165 and with btx that thing is still easy to turn in any conditions. rocker between the feet makes for fast and easy edge transitions.
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Old 02-18-2011, 11:12 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Sizing down is alright for better handling like quicker turns and spinning. It also makes the board easier to flex.

With that said, I rarely size down to the point where I'm not at least the maximum weight on a board. If I want a softer flex, I'll just go with a softer board.
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