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02-05-2014 07:48 AM
vajohn I'm over 220 lbs lately and my park board is a 163. My other two boards are 165 and 168. If you were a more advanced rider and looking at a board like the custom x, 162 or so would be good at your weight. On the Process, it seems like 159 would be the best size for you unless you plan on becoming a park rider.
02-05-2014 03:03 AM
skoram You echo what most people on this site seem to say. I found it really odd how strongly this guy was telling me that I had to ride on a 162 at least ... and this is at one of the most reputable board shops in Seoul.

On a side note, I found a guy selling a used Jamie Lynn Phoenix Classic (2013) 157 cm at a price cheaper than the new Burtons. Decisions ...
02-04-2014 11:46 PM
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I just went to the shop to take a look at the boards a few minutes ago. They actually had the regular Process (wasn't on the website) but the longest size was a 155. I told him I was also interested in the Flying V 159 but the guy told me that was too short - in fact he was really, really adamant about it. He said that for my height (I'm a little over 6'2" - 189 cm) and weight (about 82 kg) the shortest board I should use is a 162. I told him I was still a beginner and he said that didn't matter.

According to him, given my height, a correct stance would put my feet at less-than-ideal locations on a shorter board.

Any thoughts on this?

I may not have a choice at any rate as there are very, very, very few boards for sale over 160 cm (even 160 cm) in Korea.
Not correct at all.

With 82kg you can ride from about 157cm+ depending on the board, conditions and style of riding. check the manufacturer's weight range for each board you consider. Check the stance range each board has...

For example, at 6'2" and 82kg you could totally ride my 159cm board. Rated 67-90kg with stances from 19.75" to 24.5". Your stance would probably be something around 23" to 24"....

So... look at the weight chart for the board you're interested in. Shorter board for playful riding and maneuverability; middle for all mtn; longer for pow, fast, going big. If you're going to ride pure deep pow, then yea... look at 160cm+, but for simple stuff, between 157-160 would do ok, specially for a beginner.
02-04-2014 11:30 PM
skoram I just went to the shop to take a look at the boards a few minutes ago. They actually had the regular Process (wasn't on the website) but the longest size was a 155. I told him I was also interested in the Flying V 159 but the guy told me that was too short - in fact he was really, really adamant about it. He said that for my height (I'm a little over 6'2" - 189 cm) and weight (about 82 kg) the shortest board I should use is a 162. I told him I was still a beginner and he said that didn't matter.

According to him, given my height, a correct stance would put my feet at less-than-ideal locations on a shorter board.

Any thoughts on this?

I may not have a choice at any rate as there are very, very, very few boards for sale over 160 cm (even 160 cm) in Korea.
02-04-2014 10:40 PM
vajohn The flying v should still be really nice if you can't get the camber version. Custom is definitely pretty expensive. I usually try to buy gear that is from a previous season, but I guess you don't have that luxury over there.
02-04-2014 09:13 PM
skoram
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I still prefer camber for most groomers, especially hardpack groomers. The process flying v will be fine for you, but I would go for camber process or custom if that area tends to have a lot more hardpack and occasional icy spots than soft natural.
Vajohn I think you are absolutely right. Unfortunately I can't find the regular Process for sale anywhere in Korea and the Custom is a bit too expensive for me
02-04-2014 09:31 AM
vajohn I still prefer camber for most groomers, especially hardpack groomers. The process flying v will be fine for you, but I would go for camber process or custom if that area tends to have a lot more hardpack and occasional icy spots than soft natural.
02-04-2014 08:56 AM
skoram thanks for the quick replies guys.

Barring any serious negative feedback, I will probably pick up the board and EST bindings the day after tomorrow.

I mainly want to make sure that the Process Flying V fits my needs reasonably well as far as being a decent intermediate board that will do well on groomed runs.

I forgot to mention in my OP that I'm 6'2," and weigh about 182 lbs
02-04-2014 08:11 AM
vajohn Definitely get the est bindings if you end up going with a Burton board.
02-04-2014 07:40 AM
Riley212 i think that will be a really fun setup for you.
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