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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-15-2011, 10:09 AM Thread Starter
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NEW board. Too big?

I got a 2010 park pickle at my local mountain blowout sale for 250 dollars brand new. I went there with my fingers crossed for a 157w, and I did find a 159w. Considering i need a wide due to my size 13 boots, I was ecstatic at my find. However, I'm a little nervous if 159 is too big for me, and even if it is, how much of a difference is that going to make? is it going to make a 200 dollar difference (the cost difference between this board a brand new 2010 one). I am 6'3" and weigh about 150. I know the park pickle is a softer board, so I wonder if that's gonna let me get away with being a little bit longer for a park board (that's where I do 90% of my riding due to crappy lower appalachain mtn conditions)

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Man, I thought I was skinny! You're tall enough for that board, just eat lots of donuts and pizza, put on another 15lbs and it'll be perfect for ya
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If you plan on only jibing with a 159 at 150 lbs it may be too big but if you do kickers it may be good :S
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start lifting and eating more - within the 2 or so months before the season you can def put on 10-15 lbs and the board would be purty for you
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it comes down to what you ride, it's definitley a lil bigger than you wanna be riding but i doubt youll notice a huge difference between the 157 and 159. And to put on 10-15lbs isn't gonna be an easy task if he's 6'3" and 150lbs unless you start downing ice cream on a daily basis. I wouldn't worry about the board at all, it'll be all mental whether it rides good or not. You got a sick deal anyways so you could sell it if it absolutely sucks.
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I think you need to spend some money on food instead of a board.
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OP you need to gain some muscle, unless you are 14 start hitting the weights and pounding protein. Fitness.
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