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03-19-2014 12:01 AM
binarypie 155 to 164 is a massive difference in board size and feeling and depending on your weight could mean the difference between having a great time and being miserable.


Here are some real world numbers for you.

Sex: Male
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 150lbs
Foot: 9.5 US


My boards are as follows:

Freestyle: 152 Jones Aviator
Freeride: 158 Jones Carbon Flagship
Splitboard: 156 Hovercraft


The 6cm difference between my carbon flagship and my aviator is huge. If I could only own one board I'd look for a 155/156 to do both jobs.

I sized down on my freestyle board because I wanted something soft and easy to play with. I don't weigh a lot so that was the determining factor for me.

I sized up a bit on my freeride deck because I'm a very aggressive rider and love a stiff board. The 158 is as short as the carbon comes but I knew the carbon has the characteristics I was looking for.

My hovercraft is a 156 because it lives up to its name. No need to make a board longer than it really needs to be.

As far as flats go. It doesn't really make a difference when it comes to length as much as proper waxing and technique do. Pump any variation and make sure your board is well tuned for the temperature and conditions you are riding on.

No need to get a massive board unless you actually weigh enough to flex the damn thing. Let use know your weight, height, foot size, and flex preference (soft (0) to stiff(10)) and we can help you pick the right size.

What works for one person might not work for you because you aren't them and they aren't you.
03-18-2014 06:24 PM
baldylox The difference between a 164 and a 155 is about 2" in front of the binding and the flex if anything helps keep the nose up.

I'd second linville....flats on a little board can be a problem.
03-18-2014 06:21 PM
linvillegorge
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sounds like internet hype to me...I'll believe it when I see it. "Charging" deep powder on a 155 kink noodle, even if the terrain is steep, sends up a huge red flag.
I can charge every bit as hard in pow on my 157 Capita DBX as I can on my 164 Charlie Slasher. The Charlie Slasher just lets me access a lot more on the mountain because I don't have to worry about flats as much and allows me to ride longer because I don't burn out my rear leg. For tree powder runs, I actually prefer the DBX.
03-18-2014 06:18 PM
extra0
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No. You just need to know how to ride. I ride a 164 cambered board normally. I have no trouble charging through the trees and powder on my 155 kink. It's more tiring, but I sure as heck wouldn't be traversing.
sounds like internet hype to me...I'll believe it when I see it. "Charging" deep powder on a 155 kink noodle, even if the terrain is steep, sends up a huge red flag.
03-18-2014 05:59 PM
baldylox No. You just need to know how to ride. I ride a 164 cambered board normally. I have no trouble charging through the trees and powder on my 155 kink. It's more tiring, but I sure as heck wouldn't be traversing.
03-18-2014 05:57 PM
linvillegorge
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TO RIDE DEEP POWDER, YOU NEED A POWDER BOARD...ANY POWDER BOARD! (used, old, whatever)
I wouldn't necessarily say that. A true powder board definitely makes riding powder easier, more enjoyable, and really opens up your terrain possibilities. But, if the terrain is steep enough, you can ride pow successfully with just about any board.
03-18-2014 05:46 PM
extra0
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Any snowboard can be ridden pow. You've only got a few days on the hill so no point changing your setup or getting anything else until you're confident on diamonds...
If you mean 6", then yeah, but if you're talking feet, then you'd be wrong.

It's aggravating when noobs take their small park twins into the glades and chunk up the fresh powder by basically only traversing, side slipping and...eventually walking. These people aren't doing much "riding", if any. The adventure of going off groomers is fun and the lure of deep, untracked powder is strong, but they're getting about as much performance as if they stayed in their sandbox. TO RIDE DEEP POWDER, YOU NEED A POWDER BOARD...ANY POWDER BOARD! (used, old, whatever)
03-18-2014 04:43 PM
baldylox Any snowboard can be ridden pow. You've only got a few days on the hill so no point changing your setup or getting anything else until you're confident on diamonds.

Spend that money you're so eager to burn on lift tickets and/or a season pass!
03-18-2014 04:08 PM
tonicusa "Reflex" bindings are good for Noobs. They have enough play and forgiveness to help you learn to ride with your feet and ankles and flex those knees down into your boots. Stiffer more responsive bindings will have you standing up like a flagpole.
03-18-2014 04:03 PM
24WERD Rc should be the easiest to ride. Try a couple of beers it helps.

I started on a skate banana by third time I was freeriding. Would have been
Sooner if the people I was with knew about setting up the bindings.

2nd trip 3 rd day on a board. 1st was sunny , 2nd was major dump opening
Weekend in 2010.
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