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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-24-2012, 09:46 PM Thread Starter
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Did I make a bad decision?

To start off, I'm just going to say that I love my new Sherlock, and I can't wait to get on it next winter.

I'm just a little worried about learning some more park stuff, because I got the 160 instead of the 158. (My dad thought it would be better as I'm still in the middle of a growth spurt...I thought boards weren't really determined by height.)

But yeah, did I make a bad choice? I'm about 50-50 leaning towards 60% all mountain park. I can't return the board or anything, but I'm just wondering. (The 158 also had an ugly black base, haha.) Also, I was considering selling my current board, but should I keep it? It's much shorter, but I forget the actual length. I think it's a low 150-range. It's camber though, and has a pow setback.

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Wtf is all mountain park? Wtf is your weight? Wtf is the base profile of the 160?
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It would be helpful to know your weight, size and boot size.

Generally I can tell you that a difference of 2cm will be hardly noticeable. Meaning that the board won't hold you back in the park, compared to the 158.
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2cm is less than one inch. You are so fucked.

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Like they said above height and weight would really help. But I don't think the 2cm is going to make much of a distance unless you are going to get off of groomers and go into powder or going down some steeps.
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Sorry, I just got the impression from other posts that a few centimeters made a huge difference. I'm about 150 lbs, and 5' 8"

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Sorry, a few centimeters made a huge difference.
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Sorry, I just got the impression from other posts that a few centimeters made a huge difference. I'm about 150 lbs, and 5' 8"
Go by weight, not height (mostly).

It's a little long for your weight, at your weight I'd probably go even smaller, 154 or so. But fuck it. You got it, rock it. It'll be fine.
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Sorry, I just got the impression from other posts that a few centimeters made a huge difference. I'm about 150 lbs, and 5' 8"
Kind of big for your weight for a park board. But you'll be fine.
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Yeah, I know it's big but I'm just nervous that it's bad for learning park. I forgot to include my height and wait in the original post, so sorry about that :P. My dad insisted that I bought the bigger board. So, should I keep the 152 or sell it? (My old board)

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