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|04-04-2009 12:53 PM|
Originally Posted by SB4L View Post
|04-04-2009 12:43 PM|
Originally Posted by gravityhomer View Post
|04-02-2009 08:37 PM|
from the info I've gathered so far, there are reasons to err on the small side. Smaller boards are easier to handle and turn, so better for beginners. They are just fine for mostly groomed, icy conditions (a la good ole East coast usa), but perhaps would not be good with a lot of soft snow. And of course they are better for people that ride in the park.
The first two apply to me. I'm 5'10, 185# and use a 157. Maybe some day I'll be in the park. And maybe some day I'll try a longer board and love that more. Time will tell.
|04-02-2009 07:36 PM|
|stoepstyle||I ride a Never summer legacy-r 163 and im 185 lbs but I don't do any park whatsoever. I have a 154 GNU street series for that|
|04-02-2009 07:22 PM|
|jmacphee9||capita stairmaster extreme 152w. 10.5 boot with an enormous footprint. 25.7 waist width, fits fine. it actually would be perfect with an 11.|
|04-02-2009 06:41 PM|
Originally Posted by zenboarder View Post
But if you like to hit larger sized jumps that require a lot of speed to clear the knuckle, a small board could get sketchy.
I'm debating on getting a jib only board.. about 152-154 in size for next season. But for now, my 158 is great.
|04-02-2009 06:18 PM|
|SnowBun||I don't size down on my boards, I'm actually sizing up (149 Infinity-R). Although if I could, I would get a super soft park board in a 142-144. When I get into park that is (in 8 months )|
|04-02-2009 06:15 PM|
|DiamondCarver||Funny thing is, my friend is 5'10" and 150 pounds. He rides a 163, and all he does is talk about park/jibbing.|
|04-02-2009 04:14 PM|
|zenboarder||I am 6'4" and weigh in at 190lbs with size 13 boots and I ride a 163 wide board. Now I mostly do jumps/pipe so no real opinion on length for jib sticks however I wouldn't really want to ride anything much shorter than a 159. When the board gets too short landings get really sketchy. The big thing at my size in any case is the wide board otherwise you get mad heel/toe drag.|
|04-02-2009 01:39 PM|
Originally Posted by Gnarly View Post
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