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It's cm, not mm.
This question has been asked many times. The thing is, it isn't an all-or-nothing situation. There's an ideal length for a particular board for the type of riding you do. Get a different board with a different effective edge and/or profile, and that length changes. Change your riding style and that length changes. Even then, it's not like you suddenly start falling over. You probably have to go more than 5cm off before you start to notice a significant difference.
Most boards (all?) have a chart indicating weight ranges for a given board size. If you're in the middle of the range for a given size, that's you. If you're towards either end of a range, you can probably choose that size or the next one over depending on your preferences. But don't over-analyze. Just go out there and hit that shit.
Edit: There are other factors to consider, too. If you're very tall or very short for your weight, then the board recommended for you by weight might be too long or too short for you to be able to set up a comfortable stance width. If you have big feet, you might need a wide board or a slightly longer board to get the waist width.
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Last edited by Donutz; 08-08-2013 at 10:10 AM.