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|06-04-2008 07:54 PM|
I know i mean compared to Aus the snow is different in Canada in general,
I will be in the local fields at Ottawa, Mt Tremblant then Whistler.
I feel better now about the 140, i'm only 48kg so it will be ok
|06-04-2008 03:53 PM|
|06-04-2008 03:51 PM|
|boarderaholic||Board length is determined by weight, not height, which plays about a 2% role. Boot size, type of riding, age, and where you ride is important. And don't just say "Canada" because it's a BIG country. (I know because I live there, LOL!)|
|06-03-2008 09:40 PM|
|Simply^Ride||Yeah is on the extreme short range, you might be ok. But the board might is going to be unstable at high speeds.|
|06-03-2008 09:36 PM|
|kms882||My Dad ended up getting me a Burton Feather 140, I'm a tiny bit worried its a bit short, but i dont have a lot of weight behind me so it might end up being ok??? Heard these have a lot of flex too|
|06-03-2008 08:48 AM|
|Simply^Ride||MPD are you sure about 150 to 152, that seems to long. remember they are lighter than you are.|
|06-03-2008 06:17 AM|
Originally Posted by daysailer1 View Post
I read the following on the sierra snowboarding website and that is exactly the type of snowboard I want. It seems some places take a very different view of what a freestyle board is to this:
Keeping that in mind would something like a Capita Stairmaster 148cm be alright or is that too park based for powdered runs as well? If so would anyone like to suggest another board?
|06-02-2008 10:34 PM|
Height and weight are a good place to start.
Other factors can come into play.
-Women tend to need a flexier board
-History- if you have bum knees, a stiff board can be painful. I sold my NS Premier cause my bum front knee just couldn't handle it anymore.
-as others have pointed out - what kinda riding are you going to do. I have mainly freeride/all-mountain boards. They are great for racing, deep powder, trees, steeps, kickers, bumps - they are not exactly wonderful for freestyle.
If you have the option, read up on some boards, pick a couple that seem to fit your criteria, go to demo day, choose your board.
|06-02-2008 10:01 PM|
Here's a good place too. Snowboard Buying Guide & Shop - How & Where to buy a Snowboard @ ABC-of-Snowboarding
Personally, I won't buy a board without demo'ing it first. Nothing like having the board under your feet to test out length, flex, and twist of the board.
|06-02-2008 09:20 PM|
Snowgo: Beginners guide to choosing a snowboard
Google is great too...
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