I'm going in to my 3rd year boarding this winter and I'm looking to buy a new board. I mostly like jumping off the terrain park jumps and also love riding switch and free ride. I started off with a 159 Skate Banana but then bought a 156 Liquid. My Liquid was great but I'm looking for a new board as I think it may have been too long for what I'm trying to improve on now. I want to land 180's etc off natural jumps. So, I need some advice on the length board I should be looking at.
I'm 5'8" tall, weigh 210lbs, size 11 boot. Everything I've read based on height, weight, waist size and shoe size doesn't seem to apply to me because I'm a short bodybuilder with a small waist (32) and big feet (size 11). I was thinking maybe 147.....am I way off? Should I just stick with my 156? Any feedback would be great.
its when they give the tip and tail of the board a more flat or stubby shape. it reduces materials and weight while keeping everything else in the board the same so what was once considered a 154 could pass for a 152 but still ride like it did before.
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should I get a 152 never summer evo 2012? or should I go bigger?
I am the same size (shorter though) and got the 152 based on advice from Leo. If anything I didn't want to go bigger, I was deciding whether to go smaller. Based on the size chart from last year Never Summer Snowboard Size Chart - 2011 | evo you and I would be on the higher end scale for the 151.
I figured, with the blunted tips (making it ride longer a little longer since the effective edge is pushed out) the 152 would be perfect. Since I wanted it to serve dual duty hitting all mountain as well I went with the 152. Funny thing is, for 2012 the effective edge is the same according to NS, 122 inches, but the waist width is wider 24.4 vs 25.1.
154 is probably doable depending on how you want to use the board