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02-09-2014 09:02 PM
cav0011 Ty- for reference my wife is the same size as yours 5'4" 120ish. She rides a 142 Nug 90% of the time and a 149 Malolo on deep powder days. i would say 146ish would be the smallest to get the wife. (and on pow days she will be miserable)
02-09-2014 08:34 PM
TyBardy
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that's a really long board for an 80 lb kid without experience.
I did some looking around for beginner boards and the salomon lotus sounds like it is the beginner of the beginner based on its extremely toned down specs. That said, Salomon recommends a weight range of 77lbs to 125lbs for that 138cm Lotus. It's late in the year now and my daughter is sure to grow by next season. And like I mentioned earlier, she is a naturally gifted athlete.

My intial thought was exactly the same as yours, but I am not super worried about her riding.

She will not likely be riding again this season anyway. Im trying to purchase a board when everything goes on spring clearance. This will be ridden next season and beyond.
02-09-2014 08:22 PM
Lamps that's a really long board for an 80 lb kid without experience.
02-09-2014 08:20 PM
TyBardy
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Hi, I disagree with this size recommendation.

I have a 70 lb kid on a 125 (9 years old), and a 100 lb kid (13 years old) on a 130. Both are intermediate level, ie. can ride blues and easy blacks, do 180's, and ride a little switch. They ride their boards a bit longer than suggested.

burton feelgood smalls 125 has weight range 70-90 lbs and 130 has weight range 75 to 100 lbs.

Sites-Burton_CA-Site

for an 80 lb kid I'd recommend the 125 length.
I think the size reco was for my wife, not my daughter. I am pretty sure I have found a board for my daughter. Salomon Lotus 138 - she is at the bottom of the weight range so she will be able to grow into the board a bit.
02-09-2014 08:15 PM
Lamps Hi, I disagree with this size recommendations in here, they seem aggressively long. I think a lot of us here learned on boards too long.

I have a 70 lb kid on a 125 (9 years old), and a 100 lb kid (13 years old) on a 130. Both are intermediate level, ie. can ride blues and easy blacks, do 180's, and ride a little switch. They ride their boards a bit longer than suggested.

burton feelgood smalls 125 has weight range 70-90 lbs and 130 has weight range 75 to 100 lbs.

Sites-Burton_CA-Site

for an 80 lb kid I'd recommend the 125 length, especially for a beginner. Your daughter sounds like she's tall and skinny, she needs a short board but set the bindings to a wide stance. Height doesn't mean a longer board.

I also think that for your five year old the 100 cm might be too long. As a total beginner, he might be better off on a 80 or 90 cm board. What does he weigh?

For your wife, I'd check the size charts, but at 120 lbs she probably doesn't need a very long board either, and learning on a shorter board is also easier.
02-09-2014 05:58 PM
wrathfuldeity Of course a gal with some skills or determination can ride anything. my daughter when she was 85-100 was riding a 148 stiff cambered...determined, when she was 100-120ish rode a 144 park and 155 pow and now at 125# 5'4" rides skies bigger than my pow board and I got 55 more #. also consider the flex rating....flexy/softer if on the low in the weight range or stiffer if higher in the weight range. And also taking into account the cam/rocker profile.
02-09-2014 05:29 PM
TyBardy So, I can completely throw out the height measure. I was always under the impesson that the height measure was fine for an "average" built person. I wonde if this was simply more applicable in the 80s and 90s when Boarding was still in its "infancy".

this has been extremely helpful. Now I am re-evaluating all the boards I am interested in buying. I wish never summer had a better guide because I am interested in the Cobra for myself. (also interested in the Jones Flagship and they do not have a very good size chart)

But this gives me a lot more info to help me move forward.
02-09-2014 04:46 PM
boarderaholic The Never Summer site is weird for their sizing. As a reference for you, I'm currently 130lb's, and am using a 151 Infinity for everything.
02-09-2014 04:42 PM
TyBardy In this case I was basing this off of Ride's web site for the Baretta. This puts Michele at riding a 148... However, she wants a Never Summer Infinity - but I cannot find any sizing chart or reference on their web site.
02-09-2014 04:38 PM
boarderaholic
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Ok, so if I am following you here... If the weight range is 85lbs to 125lbs - that would be a good starting point for ym wife?
What size board?
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