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Old 12-01-2008, 04:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Need advice on my new board

Last year I got a new board but only had the chance to try it out once. It was definitely a lot harder for me to turn than my old one. It's also has a lot more flex than my old stiff one, but it's not overly flexible, probably somewhere in the middle. I'm not sure if it's too long for me & that's why I was having some trouble controling it. I have a 152 & I'm 5'6.5, about 115. Opinions?

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Old 12-01-2008, 05:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i'd say probably a 146 or 148 for your weight would be ideal depending on what you use it for. i weight 130 and i ride a 152, and that's definitely not park board size for me, so i'm betting your board is like trying to ride a big stiff plank around. i'm guessing you used the "chin & nose" method when you picked your board instead of going by weight? because i'm only half an inch taller than you but the weight difference is the key.

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Old 12-01-2008, 05:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I freeride for now, but would definitely like to get into park this year, so i know I'll need a shorter board. Do you think 146-148 would be good to do both?
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Old 12-01-2008, 07:45 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I would say that if you want to get into park get a good park board...dont try to split the difference.
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Old 12-01-2008, 08:38 PM   #5 (permalink)
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the 146-148 would be great for you for all-mountain freestyle riding. the 146 would be perfect if you plan on focusing mainly in the park but still have room to ride the mountain; about 50/50. the 148 is going to be good for like 70/30 mountain and park. for a pure park board, probably a 142, but since you're just starting out in the park i wouldn't recommend going straight to a pure park noodle.

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Old 12-02-2008, 12:35 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks for the advice. Guess I'll be in the market for a new board. If anyone has a board they're selling, let me know.
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