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Do I need a shorter board?

Hey Guys,

Currently I have a Lib Tech Skunk Ape 172 board. I'm 6'2 and 275lbs. Do I need a shorter board? The reason I ask is b/c my friend suggested I get the 165cm board b/c I'm only 6'2..Is that true?

Also I don't do any park riding..

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Hey Guys,

Currently I have a Lib Tech Skunk Ape 172 board. I'm 6'2 and 275lbs. Do I need a shorter board? The reason I ask is b/c my friend suggested I get the 165cm board b/c I'm only 6'2..Is that true?

Also I don't do any park riding..

Thanks
Weight is the more important factor - 172 seems reasonable for freeride. I have a friend who is 6'3 165 lbs (he played as a wide receiver for Stanford). In contrast you are built more like a bone-crunching defensive end. Does it make sense for the two of you to be using the same equipment?
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Thanks guys!..that's definitely reassuring..
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You're good to go. For Defensive lineman sized guys, there's almost no board too small. You're a monster, lol!
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I am similar size and weight and I ride boards ranging from 159 to 172. The 172 isnt something you want to try throwing around but is great for powder and carving.
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So I guess when I start doing park stuff I'll get a shorter board..Can you turn alot better with a shorter board..say a 163 cm board?
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Wow..its amazing how a few cm's can make...I guess I'll go with a 165 and see how it goes
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