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Old 02-04-2013, 04:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default diference in board sizes 158-160

Hey... sorry for the nubbie question....

I just finished a few lessons & really like it. There are some good sales out there right now. is there much difference in a 158 & 160 board (besides 2cm)?
I found a 158 at a great price & im within the specs but had a 160 for lessons.
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weight: 173lbs

any input would be great.

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Old 02-04-2013, 04:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Not really.

At your weight, you would maybe be better served to go with a little smaller board, like a 155 or 156.

As a general rule of thumb, a shorter board is easier to control/maneuver. This is good for beginners (easier to learn), old dudes (easier on old out-of-shape muscles), and people who do a lot of freestyle tricks (where maneuverability is important).
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Old 02-04-2013, 04:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The board type, camber profile etc matter in addition to length. You'll have to be more specific. If they are the same board in different sizes I would go 158 or smaller at your weight
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Typically speaking, 2 cm will usually not make or break how a snowboard reacts and feels, especially if you don't have a whole heck of a lot of experience under your belt.
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Old 02-04-2013, 05:27 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Cool... thanks for the info...
Yes they are the exact same board but no stock around for the 160 & I can grab the 158 now for a great price. Thx, I really didnt think so but really didnt know why they made a 158 & 160 that are so close in size.
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