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Old 01-28-2013, 11:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hey guys,
Gettin a hovercraft
I'm about 5,6 (shorty)
ill be riding more groomers than powder
i would like a size that would last a while.
ive been boardin for 10+ years
152 or 156?
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:22 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Need your weight, not your height.

And you should be looking at the Twin or Flagship, not the hovercraft.
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Need your weight, not your height.
ahh, 145 ish
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58 Flagship if you expect to gain more than 20lbs in the next 18 months, otherwise the 54, or the 57 Mt. Twin. If you're riding this more on groomers than pow you do not need or want a pow board.
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the hovercraft is absolutely not just a pow board, it kicks ass on groomers and in the crud as well, the only thing it cannot do is be ridden switch.
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I love my hovercraft but it is also a disadvantage if things get scraped off to ice. You really miss the tail edge when trying to hold on. I really do love it though. Between my hovercraft and flagship, I am happy almost anywhere!
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Oh yeah, go with the 156. I am 5'6" and 140 and mine floats well and still feels agile.
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i'm 5'11 170 and have a 156, but could easily ride a 152 in even the deepest of pow; and actually i wish i had a 152 instead. with your weight you might even consider the twin sister or the mothership. if you get a flagship in any size it will be too stiff for your weight.

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the hovercraft is absolutely not just a pow board, it kicks ass on groomers and in the crud as well, the only thing it cannot do is be ridden switch.
Yeah, and I can clear a trail in the jungle with a limb trimmer, but I'd much rather have a machete. If powder is not the focus dont get a board whos focus is powder.

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If you get a flagship in any size it will be too stiff for your weight.
Depends on how strong he is. At 155lbs I could muscle around the 161 Flow Maverick. But I am a strong rider. A 154 Flagship, even if I drop back to 140lbs, would be no problem for me.
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Yeah, and I can clear a trail in the jungle with a limb trimmer, but I'd much rather have a machete. If powder is not the focus dont get a board whos focus is powder.



he already stated he is getting a hovercraft, he is not asking for your advice on other boards, he wanted to know which hovercraft size would suit his weight best.

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