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Old 10-30-2011, 08:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys, need board size advice for a Westmark.
Wanna give Arbor rocker a try this year. Sounds like it will be a fun board for messing around. Stats about myself: 145-150lbs, 9boots. Im all mountain freestyle. 40 at park 60 outside. I like to cruise alot on groomers and play around looking small/med jumps, butter. Im in the east coast but head bout west a few times as well.

Would you suggest 153 or 156 Westmark?
Since I cruise a lot, I was thinking a 156 will provide a little more stability. Yet I still wanna stay really fun in the park at my weight.

Thanks for any tips.
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Old 10-30-2011, 09:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm 145 and I went 150 Westie. 153 is the max I'd go.
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You don't think 153 is too small for hitting some longer/faster trails? I don't spend all my time in the park.
I know that there effective edge is not as long as the evo so riding a 153 is like riding a 153. I could be wrong.
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153 for the do everything size.
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I'm the same weight and boot size as you and I'm about 30% park and 70% everything else and I personally went with a 153. It really is a very versatile size and is pretty good in most situation.
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I've charged hard and flat on shorter, softer boards without problems. Do I prefer it? Not really. It all comes down to what you like. The Westmark is blunted anyway, and as such, the 150 compares favorably to some of the 150-152's I've gone plenty fast on.
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If it means anything I felt more than fine bombing Winter Parks death groomers at -40* on the 150 and I weigh 145. Only reason I wouldn't get that as a "one-board" is cause the 153 is gonna float better and it is plenty playful being full rocker.
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Yea, if you're lucky enough to live around deep powder.
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I'm the same weight and boot size as you and I'm about 30% park and 70% everything else and I personally went with a 153. It really is a very versatile size and is pretty good in most situation.
You riding the same board? How you like it?

Hey thanks to the others for sizing me. Appreciated my brothers!
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If you are truly worried about the stability, instead of sizing up you can always go up the flex ladder to the Coda. I weigh the same as you and I would actually go for the 150 personally. But the 153 for sure vs the 156.
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