|11-15-2011, 12:10 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2011
The Bigger Boards
Hey everyone first post I tried searching around couldn't really find anything. So here it goes.
I am about 5'8 160 lbs. I know I am Supposed to be riding a 153 or 154 Board.
I learned on a 158 Head thats what I have been riding for about 2 years now.
I like mostly riding the mountain hitting fresh powder getting out of bounds to get it if neccesary hitting natural jumps and looking to try some tricks this winter. But I will stay out of the terrain park.
Now the person I bought my board from said I should go with a 161 T-rice banna tech c2 powered board. But also said they ride bigger than they are.
So I bought the 161 and it is up to the bridge of my nose.
I am worried that the since the board rides bigger than they are and it is already bigger than I have ridden before it will be to big. But at the same time its only at the bridge of my nose.
I guess I would like some other opinions.
|11-15-2011, 12:13 PM||#2 (permalink)|
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IMO a 161 is probably too big for you.
I ride 161-163 for all mountain, but I outweigh you by 50 pounds. Not saying you can't ride a 61, but it's probably less-than-ideal for your size.
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|11-15-2011, 12:37 PM||#7 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2007
ya can't ride a twig in poo and you don't want a tree on the concrete
that t-rice c2 was tested and made for the hill...u'll learn to manage it just fine.
The bigger board will just want to take off faster, you'll have to be riding further ahead of it and be on the nose a bit more...so just anticipate being more aggressive with it...otherwise it will take you for a ride til you get used to it.
Last edited by wrathfuldeity; 11-15-2011 at 12:44 PM.
|11-15-2011, 01:04 PM||#9 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Maplewood, MN
The difference in length is less than 1.2 inches, a finger tip. In width that's a big deal, in length not so much. The trice is a true twin?? And I believe HEAD boards have a 1/2 inch or so setback?? Each will affect your ride a bit. I've got wrathfuldeity by 2 inches and 10", and last year rode a 126 mini teaching kids, a 159, all the way up to a 164 in the pow. Each time you ride something different, you need a lap or two to dial in.
All that said, IMHO the board should be fine. But, if you're really second guessing and have questions on your investment, just go switch it out before you beat it up. Demo 'em all, and then buy.
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|11-15-2011, 01:10 PM||#10 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2010