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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-12-2008, 08:17 PM
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Right. And does how tall you are really effect the boards ability to turn? My guess is prolly not.
If you're referring to spinning I believe yes (when talking about big differences in height). But if you're referring to carving then I agree. My use of a 161 felt a lot more stable at top speeds compared to my 156. That was the point I was driving in terms of carving...not referring to the board's ability to turn vs my height.
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post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-13-2008, 08:00 PM
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Heh. Well, I spent another day reading posts from this forum. I've since learned that my noob cry for help is one of endless posts in the clutter. Searching through all the past information, I think I have developed a good feel for what I need. Thanks for the help already given.

My conclusions for anyone who cares:
+Get good boots after many fittings
+Ride makes good bindings, might as will stick with them to avoid analysis paralysis
+158 or 160 all-mountain board will be good for 160 lbs with limited/no park riding (west US)
+There are tons of great boards from many manufacturers:
Rome Anthem
Ride Decade/Havoc
Never Summer Legacy/Premier
Atomic Cold Smoke
+So just buy one that's a good deal

If I'm blatently wrong, let me know.
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+158 or 160 all-mountain board will be good for 160 lbs with limited/no park riding (west US)
Maybe. For example, I know some Burton 155cm will work for 160lbs. Any Never Summer will work for 160lbs. Lenght really depends on the manfactures recomended weight range for a given deck. Go buy what they say, rather than by general rules.

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