|Topic Review (Newest First)|
|08-01-2007 02:30 PM|
|Flick Montana||I have an easier time on it because I am on Midwest snow. I don't have the deep powder like you find out west or overseas. I'd definitely recommend a longer board for those kinds of conditions. I'm looking at a 161 for when I move to Washington state.|
|08-01-2007 07:06 AM|
thanks for that man :]
seems like the size i wanted my board more or less. Handling on the shorter board is better right?
|07-31-2007 08:42 PM|
That's a picture of my board.
I'm not on the board here, but that's me with my gear on the second page.
You can tell by the picture that it doesn't come up to my chin. And I'm ok with that.
|07-31-2007 08:17 AM|
Originally Posted by Flick Montana
u think u cud take a picture of you on your board???
im also 6'3 and looking at a certain 158 board. :]
|07-31-2007 04:08 AM|
Originally Posted by CanAm89
|07-30-2007 08:42 PM|
Hey, I never said it was a good idea to snowboard however you want
If you take some lessons, you can probably figure out what stance is best for you.
And hopefully the people renting your board to you will understand to check your weight, not your height when they grab your board. When I first started, I asked for a different board a couple times. They tried to give me a 140 something once. I'm 175 pounds and 6'3. It was like riding a tongue depressor down the hill.
|07-29-2007 03:21 PM|
Originally Posted by Flick Montana
The board honestly does not know how tall you are, so that is a bogus "ballpark" estimate. Your weight, however, will make a difference. If you're 250 pounds and riding a 155 board, you're going to have stability issues. If you're 125 pounds and riding a 166, you're going to have response issues. The board distributes your weight, not your height.
The whole "you can snowboard how you want because it's your snowboarding experience" thing is true, but kinda misleading. I guarantee your snowboarding experience will be better if you listen to those that know what they're doing. They've experimented with all the variables and know how to generally estimate what would work well for you. You can also choose not to breathe because it's your body, but that is not advisable :P
|07-29-2007 10:34 AM|
That's not REALLY true. I have a Rome Anthem 158 and I am 6'3. People always tell me the board is way too short, but I don't buy into the height to length ratio. I don't even have my board set to the widest stance and I'm ok. Unless you're crazy tall and riding a kids board, I think you'll be ok. My board has enough of a customizable stance that I'm perfectly comfortable on it.
EDIT: Always remember that there are no rules for riding. If you want to ride pigeon-toed, do it. You may crash a lot and be REALLY sore, but you can ride however you want. No one call tell you your board is wrong or your stance is wrong. It's all personal preference. That's one of the things I LOVE about boarding. Do it your way.
|07-29-2007 05:58 AM|
|Kieran||waht about stance width, if u get a really short board u might end up with ur legs really close together|
|07-29-2007 02:17 AM|
A HUGE misconception I've been noticing.
For future reference-
Your height should have no bearing on what size board you choose. What matters are your weight and boot size.
The board does not know how tall you are, nor does it care. What matters is your weight, as the board size will decide how that weight is distributed which affects your snowboarding directly. Your height has nothing to do with this.
The general "chin level" rule is a load of crap.
Weight matters. Boot size matters. Height does not.
And for reference- for park snowboarding, go a bit short. Backcountry, go a bit long.
Boots around size 11-12 (depending on boot) should have a board with a waist width of about 255mm or more. That is where you begin to move into mid-wides and wide boards.