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03-20-2014 07:42 PM
RayzTheRoof Went again, rented a board from a shop and it was just...just terrible. Every part of the board was nearly coming apart and I did not realize this until I was on a slope, but the dude mounted the bindings terrible. The back binding literally perfectly perpendicular to the board while the front was angled a bit. I kept falling the entire time, plus the board was in the low 140s I think.

Said F it and rented a board from the actual mountain and it was in much better condition and 150. Rode perfectly for the rest of the day.
03-20-2014 07:14 PM
RidingThis Sounds good, happy riding
03-17-2014 08:16 PM
RayzTheRoof Only went once so far, thanks for the size tips. I was thinking around 149-152.
03-17-2014 08:11 PM
RidingThis Okay so if you're a male, then get a bit bigger board then I have. You said you'd do some park as you advance so always go to the lower end of your recommended range. I'd recommend at 149-152. Get a men's board (since ur a guy). This will be stiffer and a little harder to control since you're a beginner, but you'll handle it. Remember to ride safe and wear a helmet. Also, buttering won't come eventually. You'll probably be buttering before you start jibbing. Since you're a beginner, you MUST start switch so getting a twin board is an amazing idea. Have you snowboarded at all yet?
03-14-2014 11:44 AM
Wombat401 Yeah I'm 50 park 50 all mtn hundo pow when it's there. If u want one board for it all search under quiver killer threads but in the 147-149 range check out the gnu park pickle, bataleon evil twin, bataleon fun kink, capita ultrafear, and maybe burton custom. The pickle, fun kink and ultrafear are jib boards that u can ride all over the mtn. Pickle will be best in pow. You might also want to check out the Burtner box scratcher. There is lots of info on these boards out there. Never Summer Proto is a fav on this site but I have not ridden it. Think the smallest size is a 50 or 52. Board size is more dependent on weight and preference than height. So far I just prefer smaller boards cause u can throw em around easier and jib easier with them. Your riding style sounds like mine and we are similar in height and weight. Try to demo before buying if u can.
03-14-2014 12:58 AM
RayzTheRoof Hmm. I figured the Street might be good because I planned on lots of jibbing eventually. I kind of want to do a bit of it all, but with lots of mountain riding, jibbing, and eventually buttering.
03-14-2014 12:39 AM
Wombat401 I am 5 6 about 140 I ride in the 147-148 range I have found anything over 150 is too big for me especially a park board I would not choose a street board if you are going to be riding resorts. Maybe a park board or all mountain freestyle
board. I progressed pretty well on a 147 Gnu Park Pickle.
03-13-2014 11:08 PM
jdang307 154 for all mtn. 150-152 for park. But you really need to say where you ride, and what board, then you can narrow it down.

I'm 145 and ride anything from 150 westmark up to 153 Arbor Coda, 154 K2 Happy Hour, 152 Proto HD.

Are you on a hill or a mountain. A ton of all-mountain boards will be fun especially since you are a beginner. Really too much to choose from.
03-13-2014 08:36 PM
RayzTheRoof I'm male, planning on getting a twin board no matter what too.
03-13-2014 08:05 PM
RidingThis If you ride park go shorter.
If you just ride the mountain go longer.
if you do both, stick to the middle of you recommended length.
If you're going to ride park, think about getting a twin board (you can ride switch easy) Park requires a lot of switch riding so start that early on if your want to do some tricks.
Remember-go by weight, not by height. I'm around your size (im a girl) and i ride a 144 burton board but then again i really mostly go in th park. If I went by recommendation i would be riding a 149 or 151 board.
remember- if you go shorter then your board will be less controllable at high speeds. I have had to learn the hard way through a wicked crash that managed to break my wrist and give me a concussion.
But seriously, are you a boy or a girl? That will help me give advice for exactly what kind of board you should get.
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