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Old 11-12-2012, 04:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I'm normally an all mountain kind of guy, but since I am moving out west and will more than likely be boarding at least 4 days a week, I was hoping to pick up a shorter, softer, more park oriented board to go along with my super stiff camber board and my TRice pro which is mid to stiff flex just to mix it up every so often.

I pretty much have decided on a Bataleon Disaster and was thinking to get a 156 since I am 6 feet tall and 180lbs. Both my other boards are 160's and I know the norm is to go smaller for a park board, but how small do I go? I found a 2011 Disaster for pretty cheap but it is a 153.

What do you park rats think? Too small or just right? I guess I wouldn't know unless I tried, but I do think the idea of a super small board like the 153 would be fun for the park, but could that be too small for my height and weight? I don't want to snap the thing or feel like I'm on a skateboard. lol
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Old 11-13-2012, 12:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't think you would have an issue going on a 153 especially if you are just wanting it for park. I personally think for your size that would be a blast to ride in the park so I say go for it!
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Old 11-13-2012, 01:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Sadly their limited stock sold out soon after I made the post. I'll probably regret it later, but it happens. Now I'll be able to hopefully demo a Disaster in both 153 and 156 once I get to Whistler but won't get such a good deal. lol
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Old 11-13-2012, 01:28 PM   #4 (permalink)
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best bet would be to demo a few boards, different sizes, get the one that you like the best. I'd be hesitant to send a 153 off big jumps at 180lbs but 155 may work better, OTOH if you're going to be primarily jibbing/buttering, 153 would probably be fine. All depends on how you're gonna ride.
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Old 11-13-2012, 02:46 PM   #5 (permalink)
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How would a 151 do for sending big jumps for a rider that was 155 to 160 lbs.
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