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08-28-2012 09:34 PM
david_z
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Originally Posted by iki_xx View Post
Yeah mostly freestyle , park and on piste.
Cool. Then yeah you should be OK on the 159. You could probably go smaller but start with the 59 and if at the end of the season you feel like you'd be comfortable a few CM's shorter, then you can make that move.
08-28-2012 12:43 PM
Nivek Get the Grip. That is really the only board in that list you provided that is worth looking at.

Maybe the Elan, but I know nothing about it. Just that Elan has the potential to make a good board.

The Grip IS a good board though so I'd just get that. Good size too.
08-28-2012 09:24 AM
iki_xx Yeah mostly freestyle , park and on piste.
08-28-2012 09:08 AM
david_z
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Originally Posted by iki_xx View Post
Thanks Snowolf for the input, if I understood you correctly I should get 160 for freestyle/ park ? If I go with 159 (because that's one of the options that I can buy) how much difference that 1cm can be?

Also, you say "board length is determined by the rider's weight primarily", how can I choose a board based on weight when there is no weight data for most manufacturers?

How can I know if particular board will hold my weight?
Most manufacturers do publish a suggested weight range for their boards.

Pretty much any board is going to be capable of holding your weight. 200 pounds is big but it's not that big. For reference I'm 6' and 210 lbs and no problem riding anything as small as 155. I ride 156/157 in the park and 161-163 all mountain.

1cm is not going to be a huge difference but 5cm (downsizing from your 164) will probably be noticeable at first so excpect a few days maybe to get acclimated to riding a shorter board. I would say you'll be fine on a 159 for most boards especially if you want to use it in the park.
08-28-2012 08:59 AM
iki_xx Thanks Snowolf for the input, if I understood you correctly I should get 160 for freestyle/ park ? If I go with 159 (because that's one of the options that I can buy) how much difference that 1cm can be?

Also, you say "board length is determined by the rider's weight primarily", how can I choose a board based on weight when there is no weight data for most manufacturers?

How can I know if particular board will hold my weight?
08-28-2012 08:28 AM
iki_xx Do you feel comfortable with that length of the board ?
What kind of terrain do you ride?
Do you get any toe and heel drag?
08-28-2012 08:09 AM
OzSnow
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Originally Posted by iki_xx View Post
Thanks OzSnow, how about your weight?
around 80-85kgs fluctuates (only 18)...

this was my first board after many years of hiring, id constantly read awesome reviews about it and tried it out and couldn't be happier (don't use see this as a persuasive idea, as its my first board.. im just trying to give you a suggestion of potentially more boards)
08-28-2012 07:28 AM
iki_xx
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Originally Posted by OzSnow View Post
i am 190cm with size 11US and ride a 157 arbor blacklist (i think it has a wasit width of 26cm)... it is a very good board in all aspects, maybe look into it
Thanks OzSnow, how about your weight?
08-27-2012 06:42 PM
OzSnow i am 190cm with size 11US and ride a 157 arbor blacklist (i think it has a wasit width of 26cm)... it is a very good board in all aspects, maybe look into it
08-27-2012 06:25 PM
RightCoastShred The weight affects the flex of the board and the height has to do with how that weight is spread on the board.
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