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Old 02-01-2012, 12:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I ride a flow merc 160cm because I got a really good deal on it, but i've been thinking lately since i've been becoming more freestyle oriented, that I might want to get a smaller board. I'm 5'9" 160lbs and I can do some spins and maneuver pretty well because i'm used to it and my last board was a 159. My question is: how much of a difference will it make to size down to a 'freestyle' length?
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Old 02-01-2012, 01:00 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I guess it depends on how small you plan on going. At 5'9" and 160lbs you can definitely ride a smaller board and be just fine. You shouldn't have any problems really. It's still a snowboard, and you still ride it the same way. It will probably feel less stable at speed for you, but that shouldn't be a big deal if it's only a freestyle/park deck. You should be a-ok to size it down a few notches.
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