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Old 01-19-2012, 12:25 PM   #11 (permalink)
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People at some shops still try to size boards by the rider's height so....
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i think its you adjusting to the rocker profile. With the rocker centered between your feet, the board becomes much more sensitive to forward and back weight transfers. Where you can be way back on the tail of a cambered board and still carve, you want to keep your weight centered on rockered boards. As for it over carving is most likely a balance thing too. brand new magnetraction doesnt like to go from a crave to a slide in a turn, and center rockered boards are quick and easy to engage a turn. My advise is to try to ride in a more relaxed centered position, practice going from sliding to carving to sliding. I dont detune boards but some like to take a little of the edge

if its not your style try a board with a center flat section, like from ride or k2, they are very stable boards and are not aggressive turning boards.
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Old 01-19-2012, 12:48 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Probably a combination of C2 profile and the magnetraction. I found with my T.Rice I don't need to put a lot of pressure when carving because of the Mag.
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Old 01-19-2012, 12:49 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Try it out for a week or 2 if you still don't like it then sell it.
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Old 01-19-2012, 12:49 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Ok, forget all this 'go shorter' shit on a R/C deck for a minute.

I'm 175lbs and ride a 09-10 158 Evo and it floats great. I've been told I could go shorter if I was doing park/jibbing a lot (which i'm not).

Now does a 161.5 sound good for your 145lbs?

I believe Snowolf rides bout the same size as me in a Gnu and hits big and deep stuff (and is heavier than me)....

Dunno man, believe who you want or better yet demo some diff sizes. We are just some randoms from teh interwebz. What do we know
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Old 01-19-2012, 12:52 PM   #16 (permalink)
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People at some shops still try to size boards by the rider's height so....
I am not talking about a part-time minimum wager. I am talking about the 20+ year owner of the shop that got me hooked up with Rossignol. And I doubt the board reps or the manufacturer itself could be considered a bad source.
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Old 01-19-2012, 12:59 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Newer boards can be ridden shorter because their effective edges are longer proportional to their overall length. Think of a car's wheelbase versus its actual length. The wheelbase is going to the primary influence on the dynamics of the vehicle. That's the point of blunting a snowboard's shape.

In regards to powder, a blunted shape might hurt performance slightly, but a rocker or rocker-hybrid profile will more than make up for it.
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Old 01-19-2012, 01:21 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I am not talking about a part-time minimum wager. I am talking about the 20+ year owner of the shop that got me hooked up with Rossignol. And I doubt the board reps or the manufacturer itself could be considered a bad source.
Who has got you thinking you need a 160+ at 145lbs?

Just out of curiosity what rossi board and size? Thought we were talking about a T-Rice?
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Old 01-19-2012, 01:24 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Sorry easton didn't click that you weren't OP til now. Duh on my part
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Old 01-19-2012, 01:25 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Beat Me To It.
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