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Old 10-31-2011, 12:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Muscle vs Fat really matters with snowboard size?

I was in a store today and was over hearing the sales guy talk to a pretty ripped guy.

He was saying that 180 pounds for a guy that is under 10% body fat is not the same as 180 pounds for a guy that is mostly fat. According to him the mostly fat guy will actually have an easier time throwing a board around and will have an easier time controlling the board.

At first I didn't think much of it, but the more I think about it the more it doesn't make sense to me. Why would the type of weight matter? If anything, shouldn't the more muscular guy have an easier time playing around with the board?
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wut kind of store were you in?
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Old 10-31-2011, 12:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
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ski/snowboard shop. Although this is in Texas so it's not like these people know much of what they are talking about.
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Weight is weight. Which could push around a snowboard better, a ton of bricks or a ton of feathers?

As you said, the stronger guy, who is probably more athletic, would have an easier time on the same size board as the twinkie eating machine.
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ahhh that explains it...a ski/board shop in texas ...ignore that dipshit's information
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I do not think there is any way this would be true. It defies pretty much everything about fitness and sports. How many fat, or even slightly overweight pro snowboarders have you seen?

And I know from personal experience that I have a hell of a lot more fun at 195 pounds or 210 pounds than I did when I was 230.
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I was in a store today and was over hearing the sales guy talk to a pretty ripped guy.

He was saying that 180 pounds for a guy that is under 10% body fat is not the same as 180 pounds for a guy that is mostly fat. According to him the mostly fat guy will actually have an easier time throwing a board around and will have an easier time controlling the board.

At first I didn't think much of it, but the more I think about it the more it doesn't make sense to me. Why would the type of weight matter? If anything, shouldn't the more muscular guy have an easier time playing around with the board?
Let me get this straight... so you're telling me that the muscled guy at the same weight, is LESS STRONG than the fat guy? Jeez, I better stop working out right away so I can be out of shape when I hit the slopes this winter .
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I do not think there is any way this would be true. It defies pretty much everything about fitness and sports. How many fat, or even slightly overweight pro snowboarders have you seen?

And I know from personal experience that I have a hell of a lot more fun at 195 pounds or 210 pounds than I did when I was 230.
Even though I think the guy is a complete idiot, to his defense he wasn't really saying the more fat you are the better.

His just as stupid point was for the guy to look at a shorter board, because for some reason he thinks that a guy with a low body fat percentage will have trouble throwing the board around compared to a guy that is the same weight with more body fat.
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That salesman needs to stop selling snowboards and start selling used cars. Seems like selling bullshit is in his cards.
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Old 10-31-2011, 12:44 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Guys a tool. 180 lbs would flex the board the same regardless of BF%. HOWEVER, I would assume the guy who is 180 RIPPED has much more muscle than the chubby guy @ 180, therefore making the ripped dude(in theory) stronger, and allowing him to move the board around much easier. Regardless, the impact on the board flex, etc would be the same.
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