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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-31-2012, 01:18 PM Thread Starter
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can I ride a 147 board?

I'm just under 5'7 and usually weigh around 145 lbs at this time. Thinking about getting the Roxy Envi and wondered if I would be alright on a 147. I do some powder, the occasional jump, but mostly groomed (urgh). Right now I really want to get a handle on tree runs, since that's where the good snow is, and thought a shorter board might help my turns. Any input?
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-31-2012, 07:27 PM
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you could do a 147 but i def wouldnt go any shorter then that. what are the other size options and what size do you ride now?
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148 I think, 151 before that. Both worked well. I liked the feel of the 151, but liked the quicker turns on the 148.
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yea at your height and weight i wouldnt go under 147 but that would def be fun in the trees.
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my wife is 5'7 about 130lbs and she rides a dc biddy 143. Now she is still a beginner and isn't doing tree runs but the boards suits her great, she loves it. I guess i was just pointing out that a 147 wouldn't be too short for you.

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I'm about 6' and 160lbs and I'm on a 147 horrorscope (super noodle) I love riding it because allll I do is jib but I think a 147 will work but like everyone else said I wouldn't go shorter than that.
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If you want a board for powder/trees, check out the 152 Jones Hovercraft. It hits the groomers pretty hard and is the most fun snowboard I've ever ridden in trees. I'm 5'3, 138lb and my other boards are 155 & 157.
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On Monday I rode a 15 yr old Nidecker 145 in 6" fresh/no base ... it was stupid soft ... im 6'3" 185, I didn't wanna hike with the 159w lol ya it's that kind of winter
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Talking

Thanks everybody. If it's still available, then I'll buy it and see if I like it.
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It's all in what you are doing. I'm 5'9 160 and my old 146 comes out once in a while. Especially when things get slushy.
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