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Old 07-20-2013, 01:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So, Rome Mod Rocker is my chosen board...that's was an easy choice

Now the hard one is deciding how crucial can 3 cm be???
The past few days I'm hearing opinions abt weather to choose 153 or 156.
Each club member (sizing club) saying choosing the other club will be like the end of the world...nothing less

I'm 172cm and 70kg with 9.5 foot size....

What do u guys says?
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Old 07-20-2013, 02:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well i say, the weather has been fantastic today, and 3 cm matters not, well not until you want to use it...
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Old 07-20-2013, 02:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
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So, Rome Mod Rocker is my chosen board...that's was an easy choice

Now the hard one is deciding how crucial can 3 cm be???
The past few days I'm hearing opinions abt weather to choose 153 or 156.
Each club member (sizing club) saying choosing the other club will be like the end of the world...nothing less

I'm 172cm and 70kg with 9.5 foot size....

What do u guys says?
Depends if u like more jib/butter/throw board around buy 153 its not so hevy
or if u want to do big kickers pow and be more stable buy 156
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Old 07-20-2013, 03:22 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Well, we have a joke...
A guy say to a girl (after having S E X) Darling...Just 3 cm more and I would have been a king...She say...Dear, just a 3 cm less and u would be a queen :-D
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Actually, All I'm trying to do now is 180 jump and improve my fakey...
I'm just afraid 153 will not hold curves and that 156 will make it hard on fast maneuvers
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156 you can keep the board for a longer time if you grow or gain weight. plus riding gear (pants jacket boots helmet if you wear one, gloves) is like an extra 10-15 lbs.
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You're taller and the same weight as me. I ride a 160... MAN UP! lol

3 cm is about 2% in length, not going to feel a huge difference between either, but I'd err on the bigger side.

That sad, if you're new go shorter until you get the hang of it.
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I'm still consider myself under the "new" category. Although i've been riding for 5 years now, but only a 1-2 weeks a year. So a total of 2-2.5 moths on the snow
When ppl says 153 won't hold on carves what do they mean? I'm not riding that fast yet...
So, giving the fact u go on a regular speed...will it hold?
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I think this will be my 5th season riding I forget and I also consider my self new to the sport/lifestyle and I'm an old guy to boot.

I downsized from a 159 Skatebanana to a 156 Arbor Westmark so I can progress in the park more. I noticed more maneuverability but I attribute this to a more flexy board and another year of riding under my belt.
I have no issues hard charging down steeps and what I consider my carving. I have never lost an edge do to equipment, my skill yes

Not sure if this helps your decision either way just thought I"d share my experience with your 3cm issue
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I'm still consider myself under the "new" category. Although i've been riding for 5 years now, but only a 1-2 weeks a year. So a total of 2-2.5 moths on the snow
When ppl says 153 won't hold on carves what do they mean? I'm not riding that fast yet...
So, giving the fact u go on a regular speed...will it hold?
You have to decide what you plan to do with the board and the terrain. Given that you are still growing and if you plan on only using it in the Park go with the 153.

Furthermore, it's not about the length but about the shape, width and stiffness of the board. I ride boards from 155 to 162. The 162 is an old (2000) Morrow Blaze (Big mtn Freestyle board) and it is only a little longer than my 158 NS Heritage. My weight fluctuates from 160 to 180 and I have size 8.5 boots. In order to control the Blaze, I use a pair of Ride CAD. In comparison, I use Now IPO for my Heritage. The 155 is a NS SL paired with Flux Titans.

From the above examples, you'll notice the stiffer and wider the board the stiffer the binding. In addition, the above boards are used for differing activities. I'd never take my Morrow Blaze into the Park and the NS SL was to small when I took it down the icy steeps in Maine but it is great in the Poconos.

Hope this helps - Nito
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