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does my sizing have to be exact?

I weigh 200ls but plan to lose maybe 10-20lbs soon. I'm getting a Never Summer SL and I could go with a 153, 155, or 158. The bigger sizes are more expensive online since I see a 153 for $350. Which size is best for me, and can I get by with either of the other sizes?
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153 is pushing it for 200lbs I wouldn't advise it. I ride 154 on the blunted shapes wiht longer edges (think 156-8ish effective) at 175lbs and I'm pretty close to the limit, maybe a tiny smaller on park.

When it comes to one size to the next, remember that 3cm is barely an inch, so 3cm is not too much to obsess about.

All that being said even though I believe in riding fairly small on boards like the proto or cobra or evo, 200lbs or even 190 is just too big for a 153.

Doable?

yes.

Don't.

For all mountain 158 is gonna be best for you, 155 doable, especially if u do lose 20lbs.

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I'm about 140lbs and often ride a 161 :P - no sizing doesn't have to be exact.

Having said that, I find my 154 a lot more fun as it's more suited to my size range.


Get a 156~158 for all mountain, bigger if doing more mountain less park.

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I weigh 200ls but plan to lose maybe 10-20lbs soon. I'm getting a Never Summer SL and I could go with a 153, 155, or 158. The bigger sizes are more expensive online since I see a 153 for $350. Which size is best for me, and can I get by with either of the other sizes?
Hi Onthefence,

You can definately slide down a slope on anything but there is almost always a better/worse choice when picking a size within a model.

A few questions:

What is your foot size?
Where do you ride?
What type of riding do you like to do?

STOKED!
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Hi Onthefence,

You can definately slide down a slope on anything but there is almost always a better/worse choice when picking a size within a model.

A few questions:

What is your foot size?
Where do you ride?
What type of riding do you like to do?

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Foot size is 26.25cm, idk what my boot size is yet.
I ride in southern California on Big Bear Mountain.
I'm still progressing in freeride right now. Rails and boxes don't interest me, but halfpipe seems like something I'll want to try in the future.
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Foot size is 26.25cm, idk what my boot size is yet.
I ride in southern California on Big Bear Mountain.
I'm still progressing in freeride right now. Rails and boxes don't interest me, but halfpipe seems like something I'll want to try in the future.
Got it. 26.25 is technically just over a size 8. That is going to be important for you on this model. Based on weight alone you would be best on the 158 and would enjoy the extra 3 cm of edge over the 153. Based on foot size alone you would be best on the 153 as it will allow you all stance options and the perfect amount of overhang. But...at 200 lbs, size 8.5, you are going to have the best time on the 155. That won't change if you get down to 180 unless your riding focus changes more towards park, etc.
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Got it. 26.25 is technically just over a size 8. That is going to be important for you on this model. Based on weight alone you would be best on the 158 and would enjoy the extra 3 cm of edge over the 153. Based on foot size alone you would be best on the 153 as it will allow you all stance options and the perfect amount of overhang. But...at 200 lbs, size 8.5, you are going to have the best time on the 155. That won't change if you get down to 180 unless your riding focus changes more towards park, etc.
Thanks! So a 26.25 is a size 8 boot, even if I wear a 10.5-11 shoe?
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Thanks! So a 26.25 is a size 8 boot, even if I wear a 10.5-11 shoe?
26.25 is between a size 8 and 8.5 foot size. Boot size can vary a LOT based on many factors including varience from one manufacturer to another (or even within a brand) and personal preference. In terms of buying the correct board size however you will want to use you actual foot measurement. Here is a good chart for conversion. Thanks!

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