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Transitioning to Park and not too sure about snowboard size

Hey guys, long time lurker on this board and first time poster. I just have a quick question. I'm going to try my luck in doing some park riding, and I'm in the market for a board just for that. I'm 5'10 - 5'11 ish and about 190lbs. I'm currently riding a 159cm board and notice that people tend to get smaller size boards when they ride the park?? If that is true, can you guys tell me within what range of size of board I should be looking at? Thanks in advance!
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I'm 5'7 145lbs, and ride a 151 NS Evo fine on everything. Based on that assumption, somewhere in the 153-155 range? Depends on the board I guess, some ride longer then others.

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Awesome! Just found me a nice deal on a Rome garage rocker 154cm on craigslist, and if what you say is true, I'm good to go!

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I'm also transitioning to park next season and i'm debating on the 151, 153, or 155 NS evo. I'm 5'9 175 lbs ( planning on shaving off 20 lbs by next season btw ). I've been on a 154 Burton Custom Flying V and it feels fine but i'm wondering if a smaller 151 evo would be "easier" (if thats the word) to work on jibs and jumps.
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Ugh... Guess what guys.. First day with my new board and hit the terrain park. All was fine till we got to the last run of the day, and I messed up on a jump. I sprained my ankle and it looks like I might be out for the rest of the season. Sigh...
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ouch!!! what a bummer.
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Ugh... Guess what guys.. First day with my new board and hit the terrain park. All was fine till we got to the last run of the day, and I messed up on a jump. I sprained my ankle and it looks like I might be out for the rest of the season. Sigh...
outch!!! sorry to hear that.

Amazing how these things happen and you can never predict. One of our friends was just leaning back to set on the slope (not park even), and put his hand down so he don't fall on his butt... and CRACK!!! his wrist in 2 with metal now. Just like that!

Anyway, all the best and wishing you a good recovery for next season.

cheers...
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