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Old 03-17-2011, 08:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 250 Lbs. Fat A** looking for park board

Ok so i am 6' and 250 lbs. I have a 160cm tall all mountain board which is fun but not the best for park. I want a park specific board mainly for rails, boxes, and some jumps (not too big) and am looking around a 153-155 size. I know boards are kinda weight specific but i don't want a 165 board for park. I also don't wanna break the board (since i am a little chunky monkey) as i heard this can happen if you get a board to small for you'r weight. I am looking into the Park Pickle and MC Kink.... what do you think about these boards in this 153-155 size for me?
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When I was you size, and even when I was several pounds heavier, I rode a 159W Forum Youngblood in the park. 153-155 is pretty small for your weight, even for park.
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Old 03-18-2011, 02:20 AM   #3 (permalink)
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a board that size is too small for your weight and height. you might think that a smaller board would be easier to manipulate but with your weight you'll overpower it. go with at least 156-159. I only weigh 130 (i know im a skinny bastard) and i ride a 155 for freestyle and it works fine. like i said go bigger, a board that size for you will feel sloppy.
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Fuck that. I'd love to see a 250 pounder on a 153 noodle. Shit would be fun to watch!

I'm about 190 at the moment (should be about 175) and my park board is a 158 NS Evo.
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he would look like he's riding a kids board.
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Old 03-18-2011, 05:00 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Im 6'2" 230 and I ride a Kink 159W for the park. You should check that out.
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Hey thanks for the feed back. I am new to snowboarding (like you couldn't tell) and don't wanna get the wrong size board. I will stick to the 160 range, I'll just pick up a twin board.
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Just look into a softer flexing twin board. I would stick with the 159-161 range. No need to size down that much.
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Hey thanks for the feed back. I am new to snowboarding (like you couldn't tell) and don't wanna get the wrong size board. I will stick to the 160 range, I'll just pick up a twin board.
i am your exact size and weight. 6' and 250, and i ride a 157 in the park. I also ride a 156 in the park but not as often as my 157. my shoe size is only 9.5 so i dont mess with wide boards at all.

Usually people want park boards to be super flexy and thats fine, but what i figured out with my weight is that i actually go for a medium flex rather than a soft flex because your added weight will make it a softer flex. If you just go out and buy a soft flex board then yes it might break on you.
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