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Old 11-12-2012, 12:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi am new to the forum, I am beginner to intermediate, 6'1 190-195 pounds. I just bought a rossignol krypto magtek 164 cm. just wondering if that board is too big for me? Should I be returning it for something small like 160-161? Any advise would be great! Thanks
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I don't know anything about that board or what type or riding you intend to use it for but as a *very* broad generalization, someone who is 6'1" and 195lbs should be OK on a 164 for mostly all-mountain/cruising/groomers/etc.. But you would also be fine on a 160-161. Or a 156 if you're riding predominately in the park (where a 164 will be a noticeable hindrance).
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I don't know anything about that board or what type or riding you intend to use it for but as a *very* broad generalization, someone who is 6'1" and 195lbs should be OK on a 164 for mostly all-mountain/cruising/groomers/etc.. But you would also be fine on a 160-161. Or a 156 if you're riding predominately in the park (where a 164 will be a noticeable hindrance).
perfect answer.

follow up:
where do you live/ride? do you want to jib rails/boxes?
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:39 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Still learning so mostly on the mountain maybe doing a few jumps when I am comfortable
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Live in Alberta rite now
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Still learning so mostly on the mountain maybe doing a few jumps when I am comfortable


Ultimately 3cm is not gonna make an enormous difference but there will be a slightly longer learning curve on the longer board because, well, because physics and also the fact that you haven't yet developed a mastery of your snowboarding muscle memory, proper technique, etc. If you can get it in a shorter like 161 I would probably trade in for the smaller size, but if you can't, don't sweat it.
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:50 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Ya I still had the receipt I can return it for a smaller size thanks for the advise
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