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Old 12-02-2008, 01:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Park board - couple questions

Alright, so heres my current setup. I'm about 210, close to 6'5 inches, so by no means fat. Just tall and muscular. I'm riding a 162 Gnu 11 up wide w/ magne traction. XL union force bindings and danny kass size 11.5 vans from last season.

I was wondering a couple things. I'm assuming this board would be fine for park stuff if i wanted to ride a lot of park some days? Being on the east coast riding down mountains takes like 1 min and gets boring quick. My only worry is the fact that the board is wide and so long.

My binding angles are +12 and -12 and I'm liking that. Any suggestions for or against angles like that?

Thanks for the help.
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Old 12-02-2008, 02:05 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Park boards should be shorter, you don't need a lot of length and it can make control harder. You need a wide board just because of your big feet. The 162 is pushing it but because 6'5" is monsterously huge it should be okay.

+12 and -12 is called duck stance. Duck stance helps for freestyle as it allows you to easily flow between reg and switch, something you'll need to do when hucking 540 or other tricks where you land switch.
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Old 12-02-2008, 02:21 AM   #3 (permalink)
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cool thats what i was thinkin. everyone tells me my board is huge but it feels fine to me. maybe a bit long. but thats ok since im a beast haha.
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Old 12-02-2008, 11:00 AM   #4 (permalink)
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awesome good to hear. Yeah by park i mean jumps boxes rails pole-jams and whatever else i find myself jibbing.
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Old 12-02-2008, 08:36 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Yeah thats actually a perfect board to have at your size. I'm 6' and rode a 159 in the park last year and had no problems jibbing. You'll be fine on a 162 at 6'5"
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