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11-06-2007 07:13 PM
Petersnoboard93 just to make this clear im 15 years old and definitly still growing, over the summer i think i grew like 5 inches. Im a size 8 shoe. I was going to get the 155 becuase i think ill grow into it and it will last me longer. My last board only lasted me 2 years becuase i outgrew it fast. I plan on usinhg it for a mix of freeriding and terrain parks. Im pretty sure im going to go with the 155cm becuase i want this board to last and mabey if in 3 years the board is a little small i can just get new bindings and make it last. I dont want this board to last 2 years, im hoping to keep it for like 4 years.
11-06-2007 06:12 PM
johan
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Originally Posted by Petersnoboard93
sorry if this is off topic but it has to do with board sizes, but would it be bad if i got a board that is just my size, like the weight reqirments are 120-170 and i weigh 120 lbs and 155cm is just about a little less then an inch above the bottom of my nose. Im looking at the burton 2008 blunt. I either get the 151cm board( 105-155lbs) or the
155cm board( 120-170lbs). which should i get?
depends on your riding style. for a park rat and/or beginner, i'd recommend a shorter board. also, with size 11 feet, take a look at the waist width of the board. unless you're going to use an extremely wide duck stance, you will not want a skinny board (i.e. < 25 cm or so). i have an older 151 blunt (size 10 shoe) but weigh more than is recommended; works fine for me in the park but a bit skittish when flying down the hill.
11-06-2007 06:11 PM
boarderaholic You can get by with a 155 at 120. It would definately work better as a freeride board though...what type of terrain you ride also determines board length. I'm the same weight as you, but use a 149 for park, and a 151+ for freeriding. The only reason I havn't gone shorter for park is because of the types of board I'm riding as well.

Anyway...back to the OP's question...
11-06-2007 06:07 PM
Snowjoe
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Originally Posted by Petersnoboard93
sorry if this is off topic but it has to do with board sizes, but would it be bad if i got a board that is just my size, like the weight reqirments are 120-170 and i weigh 120 lbs and 155cm is just about a little less then an inch above the bottom of my nose. Im looking at the burton 2008 blunt. I either get the 151cm board( 105-155lbs) or the
155cm board( 120-170lbs). which should i get?
Well how old are you/do you think your weight will increase in the near future?
11-06-2007 05:55 PM
Petersnoboard93 sorry if this is off topic but it has to do with board sizes, but would it be bad if i got a board that is just my size, like the weight reqirments are 120-170 and i weigh 120 lbs and 155cm is just about a little less then an inch above the bottom of my nose. Im looking at the burton 2008 blunt. I either get the 151cm board( 105-155lbs) or the
155cm board( 120-170lbs). which should i get?
11-06-2007 05:24 PM
alaric No, board length should be determined primarily by rider weight. Height is a factor when it comes to stance, but generally it's a weight ratio
11-06-2007 05:23 PM
Petersnoboard93 correct me if im wrong, shouldnt the board be between your chin and nose in length if you stand it up strait next to you.
11-05-2007 02:58 PM
st.stark
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Originally Posted by Shrek
agreed, go rent before you buy, make sure you don't hate snowboarding when you just paid $800-$1000 for a set-up
Wow...I don't know how much money all of you have but you can get a pretty damn nice setup (board, bindings & boots) for under $500...
11-05-2007 03:14 AM
ballysteenboy Well firstly thanks to everyone for the replies. I have done snowboarding once before in Lake Tahoe and loved it and im now living in australia so taking it up here in the winter. Oh yea and good guess with my weight coz you are spot on at 150lbs (Slaughterhouse. Heaight again is 5'6-7 and my boot size is 10uk or 11us so let me know what size board and other info i should need. Thanks a million guys
11-04-2007 10:39 AM
Shrek
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Originally Posted by boarderaholic
Also, have you even TRIED snowboarding yet?
agreed, go rent before you buy, make sure you don't hate snowboarding when you just paid $800-$1000 for a set-up
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