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03-29-2015 09:49 PM
Manicmouse
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Originally Posted by alchemy View Post
did you even read this thread.
Yeah and it seems most people think a giant is ok riding on a toothpick!

Reread OP and see he started with a 165 Still...
03-29-2015 08:53 PM
alchemy
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Originally Posted by Manicmouse View Post
Why are people so afraid of longer boards?

156 seems way too short for your weight. 240 lbs blows out most snowboard size charts so hopefully you've at least tried longer boards!
did you even read this thread.
03-29-2015 08:37 PM
Manicmouse
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Originally Posted by AlexWhyte View Post
I got a 156 space case and love it. It's a nice playground to practice new tricks and I can still keep up with friends.
Why are people so afraid of longer boards?

156 seems way too short for your weight. 240 lbs blows out most snowboard size charts so hopefully you've at least tried longer boards!
03-29-2015 03:55 PM
neni Haha, I've only checked the size charts after trying and buying the boards (FWIW, I hardly ever fit into the range, tho on the other side). Charts give a starting point, an idea. That's it. What each individual makes out of a specific, is a very personal thing. If you like the feel of that smaller board, if it fits your type of riding, go for it. If you can't demo, buy it, ride it, like it: perfect; don't like it: sell it. Nobody can tell you if it's going to be perfect for you. It's always a try and error thing
03-28-2015 12:41 AM
Magnum626 FWIW I'm 5'8 and around 208 give or take 5 lbs. I just purchased a 152 ns evo. I thought it was gonna be super noodly for my weight but it's not bad. Easy to press for sure though.

My go to is my NS SL 161 but I was around 240lbs when I first purchased it and now it feels slightly 'big' for me now. Not bad in any way just not as nimble as I'd want it to be.
03-24-2015 09:40 PM
larrytbull I actually just had this conversation with the guys at NS. I seem to like a 158 sized deck and wanted to know of my lbs would crush the 156 or the 159. they told me they don't usually put a size chart out for weight because a lot of different riders are looking for different things in same board. some like the extra flex of going small, while others like the extra stiffness from going larger. they said to look at shoe size and effective edge, as a starting point. it made a lot of sense to me
as on most charts I should be riding the 160+ but after riding the 158 I have, going back to the 161 I found i did not like it any more as i was used to the smaller board
03-24-2015 08:35 PM
speedjason I am 150 and I ride a 150 board. I am ready to try longer. I want that edge bite when carving hard.
03-24-2015 08:29 PM
cookiedog
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Originally Posted by AlexWhyte View Post
'ello
6'3", 240lbs (gym, not cakes)
Mucho thanks guys
im always wondering why people so stressed to show that they are not fat.
240lb is 240lb regardless if it's from fat or muscle
03-24-2015 07:50 PM
chrisdude112 185-195 lb 156 cm cambered mid flex board.

"burton custom"
03-24-2015 07:38 PM
alchemy i've always had a similar struggle. 250lbs after a big dump and a good sweat.
but I live in MN, where anything over 160 feels like way too much board for the terrain, especially when I wanted to take a few park laps.
ridden everything from a 163wide Liquid Man to a 151 CAPiTA Mid Life (one of my all time favorite rides, although a 155 would have been better), and it never felt too soft or short until I rode it back to back with my Honalee, which is a medium/stiff charger.
now I try to stick to the 156-158's with long EE's and a nice medium waist (25.4 or so), though I would go up to a 62 or 65 if I were to ever ride on some real mountains.
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