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Old 09-07-2011, 06:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys,

I need some help figuring out what size board I should get.

I'm 6 foot about 145 lbs. I ride mostly park, sometimes go DH if my friends want to go down a few trails. I currently ride a 158W but find it's very cumbersome in the park and still somewhat stiff. Oh I forgot to say that I pretty much need a wide board since I wear size 12.

So the two options for wide boards are 151W or 155W. What do you guys think? I was originally going to get a 153W Stairmaster, possible extreme but decided to go with the Horrorscope FK.

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Old 09-07-2011, 07:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If you ride something more than 22in and 12/-12 you should be fine on a 153 Ultra. Which if you must stick with CAPiTA I'll recommend that over the Horror. I just did not like Urban FK. I rode the 155 and it just felt awful to me. I felt like it combined the downfalls of center reverse and 3 stage rocker without gaining any of the strengths. The Ultra should be similarly jibbable but with normal FK, so the ride is going to be more stable.

All that said, if you still want the Horror, get the 151w. I'm same weight as you and the 155 i rode felt a little cumbersome to ride around in the park and on jibs.

For some alternatives, you'd probably like the Kind 153w, I really enjoyed riding the 154 Drift rocker and that comes in wide. Super playful but still snappy. The Bataleon Disaster should be wide enough at the inserts and that was a good jib board that wasn't too soft to be a chore around the mountain.
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Old 09-07-2011, 07:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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If you ride something more than 22in and 12/-12 you should be fine on a 153 Ultra. Which if you must stick with CAPiTA I'll recommend that over the Horror. I just did not like Urban FK. I rode the 155 and it just felt awful to me. I felt like it combined the downfalls of center reverse and 3 stage rocker without gaining any of the strengths. The Ultra should be similarly jibbable but with normal FK, so the ride is going to be more stable.

All that said, if you still want the Horror, get the 151w. I'm same weight as you and the 155 i rode felt a little cumbersome to ride around in the park and on jibs.

For some alternatives, you'd probably like the Kind 153w, I really enjoyed riding the 154 Drift rocker and that comes in wide. Super playful but still snappy. The Bataleon Disaster should be wide enough at the inserts and that was a good jib board that wasn't too soft to be a chore around the mountain.
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I went all the way down to 147 last year @ 145lbs and while it was (predictably) super buttery and easy to press, it also (predictably) suffered greatly doing anything but low speed jibbing. I did hit some 25ish lil kickers on it and it was stompable but not the most confidence inspiring ride by a long shot.

I think a 151 or 53 might be better for you. The composite core with no stringers is already soft enough without downsizing. The urban FK was ok, I didn't find it too bad, but there are better camber options.
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