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Board to big? Need some opinion...

So i might buy a Forum recon from one of my roommates who is switching to Skiing. The board in question is a 156 wide. As for me I'm 5' 6" and weigh 120 on a good day. Question is, is this too big for me?
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I'm no expert but I'd say that's a little big. I'm 5'9 130 & have a 156 k2 raygun. I love it but its definitely right on the edge of being too big for me, I definitely wouldn't go any bigger. So being a few inches shorter & 10 pounds lighter a 156 may be too much for you. But I'd wait for some of the more experienced people on here to chime in before you make a decision.

Btw, why the heck would he want to stop snowboarding for skiing? Oh well, your gain I guess ha.
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Yeah i already have a board, but i just want a better one ultimately and hes gonna give me a really hetty deal.
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If you were using it as a powder board it might work. Probably too big for a groomed cruiser/park board. Also you likely won't need a wide no matter what.
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I wouldn't buy it. Go down to something around 152-3. Park board go 149-150. If you think you will gain weight, you could take it but even at 150 I don't think I'd want a 156 for a park stick. I'm 145 fluctuating a couple of pounds and my prefered park size is 150-152 down to 147 for rail only board.
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Update:

So i didnt but that board, instead i bought a Burton elite for $75. Its 151 cm. Was this a good purchase?
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Update:

So i didnt but that board, instead i bought a Burton elite for $75. Its 151 cm. Was this a good purchase?
what model year is it?

fun fact: this was terje haakonsen's first board!

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what model year is it?

fun fact: this was terje haakonsen's first board!
2009, possibly 2008 but im fairly certain its a '09
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