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Old 04-04-2008, 05:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Shorter or longer?

I fall right in the middle of two sizes. I ride park. Would you guys recommend going with the shorter (155) or longer (158) of the two? What are the advantages/detriments to both?

I'm guessing shorter = faster spins and longer = easier landings/riding...???

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Old 04-04-2008, 05:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If you ride park I would recommend shorter as you have much more maneuverability of the board. Longer boards are better for powder situations. It also depends on what you like, you could even find a compromise and look for a board in between 155 and 158, just in case the 155 is a bit to small for you.

What are your stats?
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Old 04-04-2008, 05:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
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5'9
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size 13 boot!

I've been looking at a LOT of boards, but I think I have it narrowed down to this list:

Rome Slash: 156/258
Nitro Team wide 155/164
Nitro MFM wide: 155/262 or 157/264
Nitro Misfit wide: 155/266 or 158/268 This seems to be the best for what I'm looking for.
Here is a link to this board: http://www.nitrousa.com/en-US/boards/misfit_bandana_w

I was also considering these, but for one reason or another I eliminated all of them from the running:

Rome Machine: 157/260
Forum Youngblood: 155/258
K2 Afterblack: 157/261
Forum Bully: 156/253
Forum Darkness: 156/254
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Old 04-04-2008, 10:12 PM   #4 (permalink)
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yeah i got a nitro misfit wide from a few years ago and i absolutely love it. my boot is only a 9 but i love riding wide boards. my skateboards even an 8. its such a sick board. id also reccomend the rome machine.
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Depends on the compant making the board. You need to look at the suggested weight ranges for each size. Example: K2 WWW 152 can hold up t0 200lbs. Meanwhile, nothing under 155 made but Burton will do that. But that said, if you have a choice between the two, go shorter for park riding.
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Old 04-04-2008, 11:49 PM   #6 (permalink)
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^ That's what I meant by falling in the middle of two sizes. I think I'll stick with the 155. Thanks guys.
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^ That's what I meant by falling in the middle of two sizes. I think I'll stick with the 155. Thanks guys.
Ah, now I get it. Well, if you fall in the middle, the smaller deck will prolly be more flexible (guessing wieght ranger is a bit lower?). Which decks are you looking at?
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Old 04-05-2008, 12:10 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Check out post #3. I'm leaning toward the Nitro Misfit Wide 155.
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Check out post #3. I'm leaning toward the Nitro Misfit Wide 155.
Duh. I kan reads. No really, I kan, just not in this thread, apprentlly.
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