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Old 01-03-2013, 10:54 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I am going to buy a Hero '12 today! Which size do you think is better for me 158W or 155W ?

183lbs , 13US , 6'2''

Very Beginner levels of park buttering and jumps. Hoping to progress ...
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But for the previous guy you suggested him 158 despite he is much lighter?
I am afraid that 155 will be unstable in riding or to the landings for such a flexy board or the 158 will be too big for butters and play and jumps
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the fact that it is soft lets you get away with a long board easier. the shape also makes it more naturally playful. on jumps a longer board gives you more to land on so he doesnt have to land as centered. Is there more swing wieght when he spins? yes but it isnt noticeable, and will force the rider to learn better technique over getting away with things because he has a tiny thing strapped to him.
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the fact that it is soft lets you get away with a long board easier. the shape also makes it more naturally playful. on jumps a longer board gives you more to land on so he doesnt have to land as centered. Is there more swing wieght when he spins? yes but it isnt noticeable, and will force the rider to learn better technique over getting away with things because he has a tiny thing strapped to him.
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Is there more swing wieght when he spins? yes but it isnt noticeable, and will force the rider to learn better technique over getting away with things because he has a tiny thing strapped to him.
refers to the 155W ???
So what is your suggestion because previously you said 158W or am I ?
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155w = less swing wieght because it is shorter.

158W - not going to be harder to press because the board is so soft, going to be easier to land jumps because you have more room for error, going to be faster on flats and downhill.

Hero is a soft board that has v-rocker, the v-rocker makes pressing and butters very easy.
I think but am not sure that the hero has scooped ends which also makes butters easy.

The 3 cm increase will give you a much more versitile board with very little drawback at your wieght.

Hopefully that cleared up my previous post.
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155w = less swing wieght because it is shorter.

158W - not going to be harder to press because the board is so soft, going to be easier to land jumps because you have more room for error, going to be faster on flats and downhill.

Hero is a soft board that has v-rocker, the v-rocker makes pressing and butters very easy.
I think but am not sure that the hero has scooped ends which also makes butters easy.

The 3 cm increase will give you a much more versitile board with very little drawback at your wieght.

Hopefully that cleared up my previous post.
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and your suggestion ? remain at 158W ?
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yes. stay at 158W
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But for the previous guy you suggested him 158 despite he is much lighter?
I am afraid that 155 will be unstable in riding or to the landings for such a flexy board or the 158 will be too big for butters and play and jumps
If you're lucky enough to get powder, a bigger board is better. To an extent.

If not, smaller boards are easier to throw around.

I personally like a longer board, especially in the deep, but I live in B.C.
In the spring I like to drop down @ least 10cm.

Can you get a bigger one? Maybe better options would be the 58 & one size bigger, if they make it?

I wished my 55 Hero was bigger, but I don't really go in the park that much.

The length was fine, I wished it was longer because, It was my everything shredder.

The 2011 had the scoop nose & tail, don't know if 2012 does.

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Every hero has a scoop.
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In my country powder is difficult. And there are not too many parks! But I will try to progress tricks jumps butters while I am riding. So most of you here believe that 158W should be my choice ...
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