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Canadianboy 10-16-2011 03:18 PM

New board - Size question
 
Finally decided on a Never Summer SL....what size would work best for me? 155 or 158???

I'm 5'9ish and 175#'s....my previous ride and the only other board I have ever ridden was a 159 Burton Custom that was about 10 years old. Looking back the board did feel pretty big for me. I ride pretty much all mountain and like to bomb down the hill hitting natural jumps and what not. I'm not a big park guy.

So would a 158 be suitable? Or should I go to a 155?

Chef Jer 10-16-2011 03:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Canadianboy (Post 425258)
Finally decided on a Never Summer SL....what size would work best for me? 155 or 158???

I'm 5'9ish and 175#'s....my previous ride and the only other board I have ever ridden was a 159 Burton Custom that was about 10 years old. Looking back the board did feel pretty big for me. I ride pretty much all mountain and like to bomb down the hill hitting natural jumps and what not. I'm not a big park guy.

So would a 158 be suitable? Or should I go to a 155?

I'm 5'9 and 150.. I rode a 155 SL last year and it never felt too big for me. At your weight and riding style I would get the 158.

With the RC tech the SL will be easier to maneuver than your Custom (camber).

notter123 10-16-2011 08:47 PM

I would go with the 155, i'm right around your size and as long as my funds are still good in 3 weeks I'm ordering the 155

I also have pretty much the same riding style

I think if your not riding powder 155 would be better

Canadianboy 10-16-2011 09:37 PM

lol damn now I'm confused!

Chef Jer 10-16-2011 09:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Canadianboy (Post 425379)
lol damn now I'm confused!

With sizing a good deal is personal preference. I got a Heritage this year and almost sized up to 158:dunno:

I don't go in the park at all and @ 150lbs I personally wouldn't go any smaller than 155 for an all mountain board.

Maybe some other members will chime in.

notter123 10-16-2011 09:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Chef Jer (Post 425381)
With sizing a good deal is personal preference.

This exactly, I'm 5'10 and 180 pounds and I learned how to ride on a 152. I like shorter boards, plus when it only takes 15 seconds to get down my local hill I dont need a long board

Chef Jer 10-16-2011 10:01 PM

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Originally Posted by notter123 (Post 425388)
This exactly, I'm 5'10 and 180 pounds and I learned how to ride on a 152. I like shorter boards, plus when it only takes 15 seconds to get down my local hill I dont need a long board

I ride in Summit County, CO so our runs are a little longer:D

SBE 10-16-2011 10:04 PM

55 is super fun unless it snows a ton and your mtn isn't that steep, so 55 for fun 58 and up for pow days(20" plus). you can make the 55 work in pow, you just gotta go fast and stick to the steep stuff. theres my 2 cents!

notter123 10-17-2011 12:11 AM

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Originally Posted by Chef Jer (Post 425390)
I ride in Summit County, CO so our runs are a little longer:D

I'm getting out there soon, haha my 2 local hills have a combined vertical drop of 240 feet.. sad! thats southwestern ontario for you though.

Oh well, got a trip booked to killington over christmas break this year! lets hope I can save enough, being in College sucks!


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