||04-13-2012 12:49 AM
What's up with Ride's wacky board sizing?
I'm interested in buying a machete or an antic but notice the specs on these boards, in fact on all of Ride's boards, seem to be on the smaller side compared to most other companies. Is there a reason for this? It makes deciding which size to get quite difficult. For example, Ride specs its regular width boards on the lighter side of rider weight. The Machete 162 board, its longest length regular version, is spec'd at being appropriate for riders no heavier than 190lbs. That's probably at least 20-30lbs lighter than other board manufacturers who produce board lengths of 162/163...why is this? Are Ride's boards just lighter/less durable, built for dare I say it, the younger demographic?
Annoying somewhat, because I'm 6' and around 200lbs with boot size of either 10 or 11 and if I look at their machete spec sheet and go by weight to pick a board, they are suggesting a 157W (150-220lbs) would fit me better than their 162 regular (140-190lbs). That makes no sense to me at all...what's up with their wacky sizing?