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Old 03-05-2011, 09:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok... I just bought a new 166 heritage and slapped a new set of restricted cartels on it! It looks sick! But now I'm second guessing myself on the length of the board... I'm 6'2" and right around 220 with a size 12 boot (the heritage comes up to the bottom of my chin w/out my boots being on) and was previously riding a ride fleetwood 161... should I send it back and try to find a 163..? Will that 1 inch of length make a huge difference?

I'm never really in the park... just blues and blacks and love floating over some natural features... I wanna go fast!!
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Old 03-05-2011, 11:22 AM   #2 (permalink)
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If you're a pussy send it back. Man up and ride the 166.

in other words...You'll be fine on it, and go fast!
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Send it back and go shorter.
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Send it back and go shorter.
Any particular reason why?
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Hi J-Crash,

The 166 is a good choice for your specs. Be careful not to get caught up on tip to tail length. That measurement used to mean nothing, but now (in the day of a zillion different rocker technolgies) it means less than nothing

Even with NS's camber-rocker-camber design, you still lose running surface (contact area) in comparison to a traditional cambered model. That is to say that the "longer" Heritage will feel very similar in length if not shorter than your older and "smaller" Fleetwood.
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Hi J-Crash,

The 166 is a good choice for your specs. Be careful not to get caught up on tip to tail length. That measurement used to mean nothing, but now (in the day of a zillion different rocker technolgies) it means less than nothing

Even with NS's camber-rocker-camber design, you still lose running surface (contact area) in comparison to a traditional cambered model. That is to say that the "longer" Heritage will feel very similar in length if not shorter than your older and "smaller" Fleetwood.
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As a test, stand on your Heritage at the inserts where you will be riding with the board on a smooth, hard surface (not carpet or anything that will compress under weight). Take a photo from the side showing the contact of board base and floor surface. Do the same with your Fleetwood. Please post them here.
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As a test, stand on your Heritage at the inserts where you will be riding with the board on a smooth, hard surface (not carpet or anything that will compress under weight). Take a photo from the side showing the contact of board base and floor surface. Do the same with your Fleetwood. Please post them here.
I'll get on that this evening.
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Old 03-06-2011, 09:13 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Well... I took some pics, they didn't turn out too well though. You could definitely tell there was a section outside both the front and back foot that was lifted off the floor on the ns board, as opposed to the traditional camber ride that went completely flat. There was more than enough off the ground to negate the 5cm though
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How long have you been riding?
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