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I would appreciate some help picking out a board size. I plan on using the board for about 80%park 20%groomers. I am 5'9 165lbs. I am looking at either the forum destroyer or forum youngblood. I was wondering if I could get away with riding a 152? Any big downsides to going that small in the park? I currently use a 156 2011 Forum Recon. Thanks in advance
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I think its totally fine to go a little shorter in general unless you are really concerned with carving through some serious powder. 152 sounds a little small for 165lbs..? Might be worth renting or testing something that size first.

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I cant find a size chart specific to those two forum boards. I remember when I bought my Recon. The tag on the board specified weight ranges. I could have gone down comfortably to a 153 (I think it was like 140-175lbs for 153?). But the sales guy said a 156 would be more versatile. I am looking for a specific park board. I dont care if it comes up short outside the park. My concern is that a short board may not allow me to progress to the biggest kickers in the park, or will I be fine?
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i'm about 5'9" and 165... I ride a 151 for park, and a 158 for all mountain. I also have a jib specific board that's 148, and super soft... the thing with these small boards is that you can throw them around really easy, and they are easy to keep under you... if you're only going on groomers and not back country or anything crazy, you'll definitely be fine... i take my 151 down blacks at high speed and have no issues.
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one more thing - if you're worrying about the bigger jumps, i'd go with the stiffer of the two boards... i think the destroyer is a bit more hefty than the youngblood, and i've heard good things about that board handling kickers. i think you'll be fine with a 152
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Thanks Stan. Yea I want a small board for jibbing but also capable of the bigger kickers. I tried a smaller board once when my then girlfriends little brother came riding with me and we swapped for a run. I think it was a 153. I liked the maneuverability and it felt more playful and easier to butter and do flat spins. But this was over a year ago. I wanted to get other peoples opinion on riding a smaller board. Since then I have ventured more into the park. I live close to Canada Olympic park and have a year round membership. And it is essentially just a park with a ton of features of various sizes. Therefore, I would like to get a full time park board. Thanks for the input. If anyone else has experience riding a smaller board please share or would like to recommend me a board please go ahead!
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