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Old 01-07-2013, 05:17 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I've 3 questions:
1) At my size is this current board way too small?
2) If yes, what difference will this make at my level?
3) What size board (I know it depends on the make but as a rough guide) would you suggest for me?

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As a beginner snowboarder the shorter board will make turning easier, and not much other differnence at your level, starting shorter will make learning easier for you, good choice If you progress to riding fast you will want to get a little longer board. I weigh 190 and have a concave 159 cm board for riding fast and a flying V 163 for soft snow which is probably a little big for me.

When you are ready for a new board I'd demo some that are a little longer than what you have.
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Old 01-08-2013, 03:35 AM   #12 (permalink)
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hi all - thanks for the replies so far, keep them coming am learning!

What I have now is this board "Volkl Conquer" in a 152cm. It's 2003 so a 10 year old design. Its this board (not this exact one but same model) - NEW! Rare, 156cm Volkl Conquer snowboard,burton custom si bindings new. Described by one seller as "It is a stable cambered design, slightly directional and “3D” sidewall construction with a medium flex."

My question now really is - at my level (assume comfortable on groomed red slopes today and should get another 20 days in this season) how much would I notice the difference between what I have today (a 152cm medium flex) and what I would go for (prob something like a 154 / 156). I guess it would move easier with my weight but in reality how obvious a difference would this be?

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Old 01-08-2013, 03:55 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Can I hijack a 2nd question in in the interests of recycling threads

Question about my girlfriends boards - its 149cm which according to calculators is about the right length roughly maybe a cm or 2 too small for her height and weight. But her board seems to be made for the park and has pretty high flex I think. This is it - Palmer 2003 Shaun Palmer Shred Snowboard 149cm, 154cm Snowboard

A lot of the comments / reviews I read about it have it more like a freestyle than a freeride board.

What I'm wondering is - as a beginner / getting into intermediate would a board this "soft" cause an issue with her turns. She's pretty light (130lbs) so know a flex helps but what you guys think or would this be fine for now and only affect her if she gets into highspeed carving etc?

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Old 01-08-2013, 07:43 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Soul: if you're going for a rocker type board next you might be able to stick with 156 (or go smaller) look for quite a stiff rocker/banana/flying V etc...
The forum destroyer may be a good choice.
I'm actually likely going for another cambered board. Haven't decided yet. But I am pretty strictly freeride and I love the "precision" (for lack of a better word) I feel I get on a cambered board riding this east coast crap lol

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Kinda gotta disagree because height and dimensions also plat a large part, a shorter person will generally have shorter and less strong legs meaning they'd require a narrower stance, if the stance is too narrow for the board then it won't be the best thing for them as they won't have full control and won't be able to reap the benefits that the larger board would bring.
I must disagree with the highlighted. Height (or leg length) doesn't generally determine or correlate to leg strength

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Old 01-08-2013, 07:47 AM   #15 (permalink)
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yeah I've pretty strong legs but get the point in teh case of my girlfriend. She does think her stance is too wide for her lack ofpower and is trying to narrow it...
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Thanks all for the input and answers. What I'm going to do is rent a slightly longer board for a day this weekend and try it.

Am converging on something like 155-156 on a Camber or 153-154 on a Rocker. I might make look at something a bit stiffer also. Just won't want a huge board as I'm still learning...

My current is a 152cm camber with medium flex. Is prob a bit too soft / short / flex for my weight of 190lbs.

But will rent and try that other option for the day!

Thanks all for the help
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