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Old 12-12-2011, 06:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm going to buy a board for my boyfriend for christmas. I'm pretty sure I'm going to go with the gnu carbon credit because it says its great for new riders(that can advance) and it's really hard to catch an edge, and even good for icy conditions. So my question is...what size? He is 5'9 and wears a 9.5 shoe..he's about 180lb right now but he's been going to the gym and losing weight so I'd like to buy a size that can fit him if he loses 10-15lbs. Would a 153 be good?
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More like... 157.
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Ya 157ish

What type of riding, and what type of terrain? Ice, powder, man made bla bla bla
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What type of riding, and what type of terrain? Ice, powder, man made bla bla bla
Hes a beginner lol. 157, doesnt matter who/what/where/why/how
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It does matter....

East coast riding requires a different type of board than other areas....

But whatever, I'll keep my knowledge to myself then
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"Good for icy conditions" and "doesn't catch an edge" are typically mutually exclusive characteristics. At 180 lbs and being a beginner, anywhere from 155 to 158 should be just fine. My first board was a relatively flat, traditional camber 156. I wouldn't consider going as short as 153 unless he is doing 90%+ of his riding in the terrain park.

I am 5'7" and my weight goes between 170-180 depending on how much running and cycling I have been doing. Unless he hits the gym HARD (and diets, and runs many miles each week), he won't be losing 10 lbs for a few months.
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Thanks for all the reply's! It is East Coast riding...I live on Long Island so we'll mostly be riding upstate new york and new jersey. Basically the worst conditions you can find lol. He's been losing weight pretty fast but I doubt he'll go under 170 by the end of the season. I guess I'll be going with the 157!

Edit: Looks like the gnu only has 153, 156, 159..so I guess 156?
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Thanks for all the reply's! It is East Coast riding...I live on Long Island so we'll mostly be riding upstate new york and new jersey. Basically the worst conditions you can find lol. He's been losing weight pretty fast but I doubt he'll go under 170 by the end of the season. I guess I'll be going with the 157!
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Old 12-13-2011, 08:10 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Yes, go with the 156. I have a 156W and it's a great board to learn on and for our icy conditions. (New Jersey) NJtuna
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