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Old 04-12-2008, 09:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Just ordered my 1st board, What do you think??

My Stats: 175lbs / 5'10" / 11 shoe size (don't have boots yet) / Beginner Level

156 Forum Recon Wide (257 waist) paired up with Burton Cartel bindings.

I couldn't decide between the 156 wide Recon or the 158 Recon(251 waist). Now I am having buyers remorse. What do you guys think?

Did I make the right decission or should I change my order monday morning to the 158 Recon?
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Old 04-12-2008, 10:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I say its a good choice - the shorter board is a little easier to turn and should be fine. So I say to keep it =]
Board: Directional
Bindings: Burton Missions 07
Boots: Burton Freestyle 07
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Old 04-13-2008, 12:13 AM   #3 (permalink)
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the 156 should be perfect. the 158 would probably be a bit long.
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Old 04-13-2008, 12:20 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I always tend to like boards in the shorter end of my range, you can do so much more. Plus they are so much easier to control than boards at your longer range.

Enjoy your new setup.
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Old 04-14-2008, 12:34 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I have one myself, when I got it I was tripping out at the dimply raised 3d graphics on the topsheet. You'll enjoy your board. I have a 158" myself and i'm 5'10", 160 lbs, size 9 boot, with P1's. I went for the longer one cuz freestyle riding doesn't interest me too much, and I valued higher speed stability more than ease of turning. The difference should be negligible. Shorter board will definitely be more versatile.
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Old 04-14-2008, 05:50 PM   #6 (permalink)
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You probably did not strictly need a wide. I hope you don't find it unresponsive, as I have demoed narrower boards, have larger feet than you, and have had no problems.
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