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12-16-2010 08:25 AM
Magnum626 Just go ride and enjoy!

I think it'll be fine, maybe 155 would easier to learn on though.
12-16-2010 07:59 AM
Wiredsport Hi Tinderbox,

I mentioned this in my post above, but your foot size may be the most important factor here.

5'2 riders rarely come with big feet 159 snowboards are typically made for male riders with average to large foot sizes.

The board that you have has a waist of 25.4 cm. It is likely in the neighborhood of 26.4 at the inserts where you will ride.

26.4 cm is the same length as a men's size 8.5 shoe, but you will be riding with some angle so you can figure that the minimum shoe size for your board is about a men's 9 (women's 10.5).

If you have smaller feet than that, it will be very difficult to control and learn on this board.

Please measure your foot using this method:

Kick your heel (barefoot please, no socks) back against a wall. Mark the floor exactly at the tip of your toe (the one that sticks out furthest - which toe this is will vary by rider). Measure from the mark on the floor to the wall. That is your foot length and is the only measurement that you will want to use. Measure in centimeters if possible, but if not, take inches and multiply by 2.54 (example: an 11.25 inch foot x 2.54 = 28.57 centimeters).

PS: I think it is AWESOME that you are getting more into riding. STOKED for you! Welcome to the best sport in the world.
12-16-2010 07:29 AM
kaborkian I'm assuming from your post that you are new to snowboarding (never done it).

Keep the board and go ride. 2-4mm won't mean anything until you are at least linking turns, and even then you probably won't notice much difference.

Have fun, ignore the douchebags.
12-16-2010 05:35 AM
United Ignore the negative and don't give it another thought. Good for you to take on on a new challenge. Don't give up!
12-16-2010 01:53 AM
linvillegorge
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Not a troll and not dead. This thread is for real. Thanks. This is me.

If you're only 5'2", you sure don't look like you're 240. Maybe 200. I suppose that's a good thing.
12-16-2010 01:42 AM
tinderbox
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lol dont forget oompa loompas
I'm obviously trying to do a sport and exercise, why ridicule? I just came to this forum for some help because I'm not the average person and I get that.
12-16-2010 01:36 AM
Pmart
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5'2" 240? You're either dead or a troll. Either way, this thread can't be for real.
lol dont forget oompa loompas
12-16-2010 01:34 AM
tinderbox
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5'2" 240? You're either dead or a troll. Either way, this thread can't be for real.
Not a troll and not dead. This thread is for real. Thanks. This is me.

12-15-2010 04:35 PM
Triple8Sol 5'2" 240? You're either dead or a troll. Either way, this thread can't be for real.
12-15-2010 01:34 PM
DC5R At 240lbs, the 159 is better than the 155-157 options.
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