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does length make that big of a difference?

im just starting out snowboarding and i always rent boards and i finally decided to buy one, but a secondhand one, i found a 158cm Burton blunt with Burton custom bindings, and a 2008 ride kink 155cm, and the Burton defiantly looks better than the ride, but im only 5'4", and i cannont find a good board my size, and for the right price, they both want $200 for there boards, i talked to the guy with the kink and he says he would take $150 and that does not include the boots, and i have not yet talked to the guy with the blunt, which one should i get?
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How much do you weigh?
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I'd get the 154 dude, I'm 6'2 205lbs and I'm riding a 159
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Weight is going to make more of a difference than height. The board doesn't care nearly as much about your height as how much force is being put on it.

For beginners, there does exist several guidelines you can follow, but that's all they are. Guidelines. I'd start with them for your first board and after that you'll be able to say "I know I want between this "1XX and 1XX" size. I personally prefer my boards a bit longer than most other riders at my weight level. It's just a personal preference (not that the girls mind, hey-o! then a "compensating for something" joke awwww... )

Anyways, yeah, your weight is going to be more important to helping you make a decision.
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i weigh 140
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im only 14 so, still growing
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length is a big factor... that's what she said!


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What kind of riding are you trying to get into. There is no way your gonna go into the park and throw that Burton around like you want to. So maybe the Ride would be better for you. But if hte board doesnt look like its in good condition or you dont think you can get two seasons out of it wait something will turn up that you will really like.
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Honestly I think you should find something more around 150-152, unless you definitley want something to grow into then maybe the 155 would be good. It all depends on what you wanna ride too.
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I'm 205lbs and ride a 157... i prefer shorter boards.

for a beginner, i'd go shorter as well.
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