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03-14-2016 07:25 PM
ashlei9h_laur6n I'm currently in the process of buying my first board. I'm 5'9 and 78kg, I have a specific board that I'm after and the weight limit for the 149cm is 55-80kg, I've tested a 149cm board numerous times on an indoor slope and found it ok to ride both normally and freestyle and when learning on the slope I used a 151cm as they didn't have any 149cm.
I'm wanting the board more for freestyle anyway and have heard that a freestyle board is best to be slightly smaller even though I've been recommended a 153cm-157cm board but that seems a lot larger tan what I've used before. So I was wondering if it would be ok for my height and weight to ride a 149cm?
03-04-2016 03:27 PM
laurence23
New Board

First of all, sorry if my English is bad, I'm from Quebec..
So yeah, I really really want to buy the new K2 Wild Heart snowboard, which is perfect for me because it's an All-Mountain Freestyle board and he fits perfectly with my bindings so I wouldn't have to change them. The only problem is that this board only exists in 152CM and I'm 152 CM too.. I usually ride board that are around 146CM.. Is 6CM bigger would do a huge difference ? It this going to cause me trouble to ride in the park and do rails?
10-06-2015 02:10 AM
Craig51
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Originally Posted by thunderpaws93 View Post
Thanks for the detailed post. But I've got a question.

The majority of sizing charts I've seen suggest that the size range for 200-210 pound folks is 158 cm -165 cm. Your chart says:
"200 to 250 lbs (91 to 113 kg) = 165 to 180 cm"

Why the difference? Do you think you're onto something that most folks aren't keen to yet (like the height jazz you mentioned in your post)? Or is your chart geared toward something more specific whereas other charts (evo, house, etc) are more generic?

Thanks!

PS...I'm 6'1, 205, size 13 boot and I'm a beg/int all mountain type. I figured my perfect fit would be 161-162 wide, but I'm not finding a lot of those sized boards for sale (seeing far more 159w and 165w). So I was wondering if I'd feel comfy with a 165w even though it's on the high end (of the "other guys" charts).

Thanks again!
I'm 6'4 1/2", size US14 and 205lbs as well and have a Burton Custom 165W. Goes well and have not problems with tighter turns. Also have a 163 Landlord I'm taking to Japan in a few months.
07-16-2015 10:16 PM
Trabi75
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Originally Posted by TNsnowboardguy View Post
Hey guys, I just posted a forum about a snowboard i bought... look at it and tell me what you think... I'll give you the jist here...


I bought a used never summer revolver with 5-6 year old flux bindings for $325 not knowing what to look for in used merchandise... It had one impact and edge break and a small crack on the other side.. previous owner said it was superficial nbd. I then took the board on a trip to vail. While at vail, the head shop guy tells me i got screwed hard and should get my money back... what do y'all think..?

The repair cost me $60 and a day of snowboarding which we had already bought a lift ticket for.. those are expensive btw.

What is yall's opinion? what is this board worth? I'm just a beginner so I have no idea who to listen to.
I wouldn't have bought it.
07-16-2015 08:39 PM
thunderpaws93
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Originally Posted by jtg View Post
You are better off looking at the manufacturer's weight ranges (most publish this) and shoot for the middle.
Thanks for the advice
07-13-2015 10:53 AM
jtg You are better off looking at the manufacturer's weight ranges (most publish this) and shoot for the middle.
07-09-2015 10:52 AM
thunderpaws93 Thanks for the detailed post. But I've got a question.

The majority of sizing charts I've seen suggest that the size range for 200-210 pound folks is 158 cm -165 cm. Your chart says:
"200 to 250 lbs (91 to 113 kg) = 165 to 180 cm"

Why the difference? Do you think you're onto something that most folks aren't keen to yet (like the height jazz you mentioned in your post)? Or is your chart geared toward something more specific whereas other charts (evo, house, etc) are more generic?

Thanks!

PS...I'm 6'1, 205, size 13 boot and I'm a beg/int all mountain type. I figured my perfect fit would be 161-162 wide, but I'm not finding a lot of those sized boards for sale (seeing far more 159w and 165w). So I was wondering if I'd feel comfy with a 165w even though it's on the high end (of the "other guys" charts).

Thanks again!
05-13-2015 12:35 PM
Jed
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Originally Posted by Tatanka Head View Post
So in short, you are saying that the effect edge needs to be 11 times your body weight in kilos and that the camber should be between your sternum and your knees?
No, camber should be between your left hip bone and right 3rd rib. Divide that length by 1.2 and you get the perfect board length.

(yes we're joking for any new boarders reading this... please don't actually start measuring your hip bone to 3rd rib length)
05-12-2015 05:42 PM
Tatanka Head So in short, you are saying that the effect edge needs to be 11 times your body weight in kilos and that the camber should be between your sternum and your knees?
05-12-2015 01:51 PM
Jed
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Originally Posted by Katehill View Post
Choosing the right size board is a combination of a riderís height and weight. Most riders will want the height of their board to be from the chin to the bridge of the nose. If you plan on riding more freestyle you may want a slightly shorter board, and if you plan on riding more Freeride you may want a slightly longer board.
No please stop - I literally wrote an entire section in the above guide and video explaining that choosing on the old 'chin to the nose' rule is outdated information that's wrong.

I couldn't help looking at your posting history... are you literally going from thread to thread just posting generic replies to old threads in an effort to promote your snow company? If so, you're having the opposite effect, I now dislike your brand/company.

I mean seriously, one of your posts was for some guy comparing two almost identical black helmets and you said you 'like the second one because it goes with your dress'. Wtf does that even mean when both helmets are black?

Nothing wrong with posting here to promote your brand, but do it by being useful and stop with the generic useless replies on old threads.
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