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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-26-2011, 02:02 PM Thread Starter
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is my board too big?

i'm 5'6 and about 155lbs

iv been riding a 159 nitro team series board for two seasons now,

it was suggested at my "top end size wise" by seller but as i spend my life when not riding in the gym (little man complex )i figured i could handle a larger board.

i prefer mainly freeride off piste powder hunting, very little if any park.

i noticed that alot of suggestions on here seem to think for my body size i should not be riding anything much bigger than 157?

is my board too big, next year may invest in a new board wondering if i should downgrade?

would i notice any major difference?

sorry i know this stuff is asked all the time.
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nope sounds perfect for what you do.

the only benefit of a smaller board is being more nimble through trees and such.
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Its not too big especially if you like getting out into the stashes where a bigger board is a desirable feature. The only real answer is to try all sorts of boards and see what works best for you.
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Thanks for both your inputs guess I'll try a different size or two next year but it's good to know I'm the right ball park!
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i would say maybe a lil big...granted im a freestyle rider and semi park rat, but im 6' 200lbs and ride a 156, and absolutely love it...so while i do agree for your riding style a bit bigger board is good, you still might be a lil on the big side with your board size
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im 5-10 and go from 185 to 205/210 depending on how the gym is treating me and i ride 154 but i spend alotta time on freestyle and very little freeride ive tried bigger and smaller but 154 feels best to me, its all in preference if you ask me companies just suggest sizes to give you an idea if youre new to the sport
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Thanks for everyone's contributions Im gonna ride this season my on 159 but gonna try a mates 157
For sure for a few runs see how much better or worse it feels, I'll leave some feedback in a couple
Of weeks,
Love having a forum where I can get good constructive advice much appreciated people!!
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