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Old 12-13-2008, 11:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Im 6 foot and 180 pounds with a shoe size of 13. I'm looking at the ride decade 162 wide. I'm a prgressing rider and I want to improve. I also ride lots of the park but I want a board that will not keep me limited to one type of riding. My friend told me that I should look at a 158 wide or a 156 wide so it would be easier to ride. So I'm wondering if the 162 wide will be too big for me.
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Old 12-13-2008, 11:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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158 Wide would be fine for your weight ... if you are doing park probably the 158 would be best.
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Old 12-14-2008, 01:49 AM   #3 (permalink)
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If I can't find the 158 wide should I start looking for a different board? The 162 wide is on sale and it seems like a good deal. Would it be a bad idea to go with the 162 wide.
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Old 12-14-2008, 02:11 AM   #4 (permalink)
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No the 162 isn't a bad choice, just depends a lot on your riding style. If you'll be doing mostly all mountain riding it could be a good size, shorter one would be better for park setup.
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Old 12-14-2008, 02:19 AM   #5 (permalink)
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If I was to get the 162 would it be very difficult for me to ride the park? Like to where I was wishing I got the 158
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Old 12-14-2008, 02:39 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Longer boards are more awkward in the park for the most part. I ride a 165 and I'm the same weight as you, but I never hit the park. I used to use a 158 on the groomed stuff in the midwest. You could go even smaller if you planned on hitting the park more often than not.
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My friend told me that I should look at a 158 wide or a 156 wide so it would be easier to ride. So I'm wondering if the 162 wide will be too big for me.
Your friend is correct.

If I were you, I'd be looking more closely at the 158.
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