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03-13-2008 08:23 PM
sedition
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Originally Posted by Kinetix View Post
+158 or 160 all-mountain board will be good for 160 lbs with limited/no park riding (west US)
Maybe. For example, I know some Burton 155cm will work for 160lbs. Any Never Summer will work for 160lbs. Lenght really depends on the manfactures recomended weight range for a given deck. Go buy what they say, rather than by general rules.
03-13-2008 08:00 PM
Kinetix Heh. Well, I spent another day reading posts from this forum. I've since learned that my noob cry for help is one of endless posts in the clutter. Searching through all the past information, I think I have developed a good feel for what I need. Thanks for the help already given.

My conclusions for anyone who cares:
+Get good boots after many fittings
+Ride makes good bindings, might as will stick with them to avoid analysis paralysis
+158 or 160 all-mountain board will be good for 160 lbs with limited/no park riding (west US)
+There are tons of great boards from many manufacturers:
Rome Anthem
Ride Decade/Havoc
Never Summer Legacy/Premier
Atomic Cold Smoke
+So just buy one that's a good deal

If I'm blatently wrong, let me know.
03-12-2008 08:17 PM
Eric @ WA
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Originally Posted by sedition View Post
Right. And does how tall you are really effect the boards ability to turn? My guess is prolly not.
If you're referring to spinning I believe yes (when talking about big differences in height). But if you're referring to carving then I agree. My use of a 161 felt a lot more stable at top speeds compared to my 156. That was the point I was driving in terms of carving...not referring to the board's ability to turn vs my height.
03-12-2008 06:30 PM
crazyface were will you be doing you riding?(east or west)if it is on the east coast then i would strongly recommend a gnu or lib tech board that has magnetraction. magnetraction makes a HUGE difference on ice and edgehold in general. i just got a new lib tech board with magnetraction and it has made an unbelievably impact on my riding.
03-12-2008 05:17 PM
sedition
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Originally Posted by Eric @ WA View Post
I agree to an extent. I'm also the same height as OP and I can't spin a 161 like I can with my 156. BUT when using a buddy's 161 I carve like a champ compared to my 156 of the same board.
Right. And does how tall you are really effect the boards ability to turn? My guess is prolly not.
03-12-2008 05:12 PM
Eric @ WA
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MYTH: Height has relevence on what size board you should ride.

TRUTH: Weight, boot size, and manufactures weight/boot recomendations for a given deck are what really count.
I agree to an extent. In regards to my particular example, I'm also the same height as OP and I can't spin a 161 like I can with my 156. BUT when using a buddy's 161 I carve like a champ compared to my 156 of the same board.
03-12-2008 04:25 PM
Kinetix
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Originally Posted by sedition View Post
MYTH: Height has relevence on what size board you should ride.

TRUTH: Weight, boot size, and manufactures weight/boot recomendations for a given deck are what really count.
Right, I've taken this advice seriously when making this consideration.

So:
2008 Ride Decade 160cm $200
2008 Atomic Cold Smoke 160cm $200
Something else
Or am I completely barking up the wrong tree?
03-12-2008 04:04 PM
sedition
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Originally Posted by Eric @ WA View Post
At your height I would go with a...
MYTH: Height has relevence on what size board you should ride.

TRUTH: Weight, boot size, and manufactures weight/boot recomendations for a given deck are what really count.
03-12-2008 03:51 PM
Eric @ WA At your height I would go with a 156. It'll be a more versatile board compared to a 161 of the same board. The longer board will provide more stability however a 161 at your height would be great for hardcore carving. The 156 will still serve well in freeride (provided it's a freeride board) and also all you the ease (per se) of adding some freestyle to it.
03-12-2008 03:47 PM
Kinetix Thanks for the replies.

I was under the impression that a board the length of 159-161 cm would be good for slope riding. Would a slightly shorter board actually be recommended?
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