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Old 05-22-2008, 06:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well it looks like moving near Loveland ski area paid off because through all the people I've met it looks like my girlfriend found somebody that can get me an 08 Rome Graft for a slamming deal and has access to a few sizes. She plans on buying this for me for my birthday and giving it to me now .

I weighed myself a second ago and apparently I put on a little weight over the winter . I'm weighing in at 180lbs right now and my weight always fluctuates between 170lbs and 180lbs so I was kind of looking at the 155 or the 153. I think the 153 might just be a little tiny bit too small. I already have a 153 all mountain board and although its easier to manuever/jump with it is a tad too short for enough situations where I would like a longer board. The Graft has a pretty large weight range for each of it's boards and according to Rome's website I could even ride a 153 if I really wanted to. I already have a pretty nice board in a 158 that is pretty flexible. I should probably go with a 155 if possible right? The 153 calls for 170lbs being top weight limit but through most of the season I weigh 170lbs and sometimes end up a little less than that. In the summer I think I drink too much beer or something because I hang right around 180lbs all summer.


Any ideas are appreciated.

Oh yeah, and I have a grip of all mountain boards etc., this will be a practice board for butters, rails, spins, etc. It probably won't be broken out on the deep pow days or anything like that.
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The 153 might work, but expect it to be pretty soft for your weight. However, I'm sure either the 153 or 155 would work...nice find though.
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how tall are you?
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I am right about 5'10" and have no real problem handling any of my boards ranging from a 153 to a 164. I have never ridden a board nearly as flexible as a Graft though so I'm having a hard time deciding. I must say I am a freeriding bastard but I'm looking into getting a lot better at flatland tricks, riding switch, and doing some small spins next season. I got a bit better at switch this year, but not as much as I would have liked. This will also be my first true twin board.
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I say get a 155, it goes better with you stats than the 153 does.
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My weight runs from the low 150's in the summer (skateboarding, softball, riding bike everywhere) to 160 in the the winter. I ride a 151 Graft, which maxes out at 165lbs. It's really flexible. If I was pushing the weight limit more, I'get worried that it would lose some of it's "all-mountain" ability. Go with the 155. You'll get more out of it over-all.

And be warned...the Graft is one of the funnest snowboards ever made, IMHO.
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Sweet I'm stoked. I'm going to definitely shoot for the 155.
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