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Old 01-30-2012, 10:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So guys I've become a park rat like some of you and I'm looking for a board. Right now at 5'10 and 165lbs I'm riding a 2011 burton joystick 155cm. I've been getting into a lot of jumps around 35' and smaller, I feel like 155 is hard for me to spin around and wanted to go smaller. Would it be possible to ride a 149 DC PBJ and still be able to hit 35' or so jumps?
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Old 01-30-2012, 10:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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you would be able to hit the jumps but it probably wont be any easier than your 155.
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Thanks for the reply man. Well that's what I really wanted to know, I want to go smaller but would going from 155 to 149 kill my riding in any way?
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Old 01-30-2012, 10:54 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Eh, 149 is jib level sizing for you.

If you want to do jumps, I wouldn't go any less than 154 for your height and weight.
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Yeah, the 155 you have now should be just fine for a park board, I'm about your size(5'11" 170) and use 153-157 for everything. You might want to play with your stance and see if you can find one that feels better spinning. On saturday I traded boards with my sister for a few runs, she has a 149 Burton Sterling, it was a great jib board for me but a bit shaky at high speeds and no way I'd try a 35' jump on it, I'd be too scared of breaking her board.
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