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post #11 of 24 (permalink) Old 11-07-2012, 04:11 PM
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I love the top sheet. Would a 152 be too big for me at 125lbs?
No, I was 125 lbs when I learned to snowboard on a 152 cm board. This is me during my second season riding a Salomon 450 154 at 125-130 lbs.



Update: I did some research on you Emagen. While I own and love the Proto CT 154, I want to say that if you are starting out, it is not necessary to get the latest and greatest snowboard. At your current skill level, lessons and practice are going to help you out a a lot more than some fancy board. I do recommend owning your own snowboard gear though.

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Thanks, I currently have a burton blunt in a 147 and I've been on it for a few years now. It chatters at higher speeds and learned I'm just not good at freestyle. I'd rather just spend the day cruising and jumping off natural features, so I was looking to get something a little stiffer. But didn't want a plank that couldn't control.

When I got the blunt, I was also considering the Evo, would the Evo in a 150 be better or would the Proto CT in the 152 be ok?
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Thanks, I currently have a burton blunt in a 147 and I've been on it for a few years now. It chatters at higher speeds and learned I'm just not good at freestyle. I'd rather just spend the day cruising and jumping off natural features, so I was looking to get something a little stiffer. But didn't want a plank that couldn't control.

When I got the blunt, I was also considering the Evo, would the Evo in a 150 be better or would the Proto CT in the 152 be ok?
So the Evo and the Proto are very similar boards... they have the same shape, the same construction, and the flex profile... just the Proto has the carbonium topsheet which makes it a little bit stiffer and snapper in the nose and tail.

So if freestyle is not a big priority (no more than a few runs through the park)... then I would move up to the SL 153 or Cobra 153. They have a different construction, making them more "damp", which literally reduces the chatter you get at high speed. The Cobra is different from the SL in that it is more directional shaped (for powder) and has the carbonium topsheet (again giving it a different snappy feel). I say that having only ridden several versions of the SL (2008,2009, 2012) - but given that I have ridden the Evo and the Proto, I can guess what it is like.
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Thanks for the advice, although I think 153 would be way too big for me. If I were to get an SL, I think 151 would be better for me.

Anyone else have inputs?
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Thanks for the advice, although I think 153 would be way too big for me. If I were to get an SL, I think 151 would be better for me.

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You do realize the different between a 151 cm and a 153 cm board is |-----------|

You are relatively new to snowboarding, so here is a video showing you what a big snowboard is:



I'm not in the snowboarding industry, but as a regular joe weekend warrior, I've snowboarded a fair bit (15 years of 30-35 day season) - being that I was the same size as you when I started snowboarding, I feel like I know what it's going to be like for you. I have ridden boards ranging in size from 138cm to 178 cm. Trust me... that extra 2 cm is not going to suddenly make the board "way too big" for you. I am 99% sure unless you've been taking lessons the last three years... you are steering the board the wrong way (which takes a lot more energy/effort) - esp if you skidding around on a Burton Blunt 147 cm all this time.

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You do realize the different between a 151 cm and a 153 cm board is |-----------|

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I'm not in the snowboarding industry, but as a regular joe weekend warrior, I've snowboarded a fair bit (15 years of 30-35 day season) - being that I was the same size as you when I started snowboarding, I feel like I know what it's going to be like for you. I have ridden boards ranging in size from 138cm to 178 cm. Trust me... that extra 2 cm is not going to suddenly make the board "way too big" for you. I am 99% sure unless you've been taking lessons the last three years... you are steering the board the wrong way (which takes a lot more energy/effort) - esp if you skidding around on a Burton Blunt 147 cm all this time.
I have taken lessons...I was just thinking that since I was looking at a slightly stiffer board I shouldn't increase the size quite as much. Is my thinking/logic wrong? I don't have that much experience on boards much larger or stiffer so that's an earnest question.
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I have taken lessons...I was just thinking that since I was looking at a slightly stiffer board I shouldn't increase the size quite as much. Is my thinking/logic wrong? I don't have that much experience on boards much larger or stiffer so that's an earnest question.
To me, for someone who only freerides (groomers, trees, powder) doesn't do any freestyle the Burton Blunt 147 is an awfully soft/short board for someone at 125 lbs.

My wife is 5'0" 95 lbs and she is riding a 146 cm board. This is a video of her riding a black diamond slope (Chair 4 at Kirkwood) halfway through her third season of snowboarding (about 15 days a season).



She will be the first to tell you that she isn't athletic - doesn't go to the gym, doesn't really do any sports (although when we first met I told her she would probably have to learn how to snowboard ). She actually gets winded tying her boots and walking to the lift from the parking lot... but I think she does a decent job of managing that board.

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Thats the best photo I've seen of the LTD, others don't do it justice it looks sick there. Trackin mine on DHS.. not far away now
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