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11-12-2012 10:44 AM
emagen
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Originally Posted by lonerider View Post
To me, for someone who only freerides (groomers, trees, powder) doesn't do any freestyle the Burton Blunt 147 is an awfully soft/short board for someone at 125 lbs.

My wife is 5'0" 95 lbs and she is riding a 146 cm board. This is a video of her riding a black diamond slope (Chair 4 at Kirkwood) halfway through her third season of snowboarding (about 15 days a season).


She will be the first to tell you that she isn't athletic - doesn't go to the gym, doesn't really do any sports (although when we first met I told her she would probably have to learn how to snowboard ). She actually gets winded tying her boots and walking to the lift from the parking lot... but I think she does a decent job of managing that board.
Thanks lonerider for all your help. Yeah, the Blunt is pretty soft..I thought I would get into freestyle a bit more. My progression at it has been at a standstill which is why I was looking at a more freeride oriented board with the occasional lap or two through the park.

I will look at the Cobra and SL. Sorry for the threadjack everyone...
11-10-2012 04:03 PM
huckit I just drooled all over my keyboard.
11-10-2012 12:26 PM
sangsters Damn it.

Now I have to go buy the black one.
11-09-2012 01:55 AM
photocycler Here are some detail shots Attachment 8819
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11-09-2012 01:52 AM
Richie67
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Just got my LTD Proto today..this thing is unreal..
Thats the best photo I've seen of the LTD, others don't do it justice it looks sick there. Trackin mine on DHS.. not far away now
11-08-2012 07:56 PM
lonerider
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Originally Posted by emagen View Post
I have taken lessons...I was just thinking that since I was looking at a slightly stiffer board I shouldn't increase the size quite as much. Is my thinking/logic wrong? I don't have that much experience on boards much larger or stiffer so that's an earnest question.
To me, for someone who only freerides (groomers, trees, powder) doesn't do any freestyle the Burton Blunt 147 is an awfully soft/short board for someone at 125 lbs.

My wife is 5'0" 95 lbs and she is riding a 146 cm board. This is a video of her riding a black diamond slope (Chair 4 at Kirkwood) halfway through her third season of snowboarding (about 15 days a season).



She will be the first to tell you that she isn't athletic - doesn't go to the gym, doesn't really do any sports (although when we first met I told her she would probably have to learn how to snowboard ). She actually gets winded tying her boots and walking to the lift from the parking lot... but I think she does a decent job of managing that board.
11-08-2012 07:38 PM
photocycler Just got my LTD Proto today..this thing is unreal..
11-08-2012 10:58 AM
emagen
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Originally Posted by lonerider View Post
You do realize the different between a 151 cm and a 153 cm board is |-----------|

...

I'm not in the snowboarding industry, but as a regular joe weekend warrior, I've snowboarded a fair bit (15 years of 30-35 day season) - being that I was the same size as you when I started snowboarding, I feel like I know what it's going to be like for you. I have ridden boards ranging in size from 138cm to 178 cm. Trust me... that extra 2 cm is not going to suddenly make the board "way too big" for you. I am 99% sure unless you've been taking lessons the last three years... you are steering the board the wrong way (which takes a lot more energy/effort) - esp if you skidding around on a Burton Blunt 147 cm all this time.
I have taken lessons...I was just thinking that since I was looking at a slightly stiffer board I shouldn't increase the size quite as much. Is my thinking/logic wrong? I don't have that much experience on boards much larger or stiffer so that's an earnest question.
11-08-2012 02:47 AM
lonerider
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Thanks for the advice, although I think 153 would be way too big for me. If I were to get an SL, I think 151 would be better for me.

Anyone else have inputs?
You do realize the different between a 151 cm and a 153 cm board is |-----------|

You are relatively new to snowboarding, so here is a video showing you what a big snowboard is:



I'm not in the snowboarding industry, but as a regular joe weekend warrior, I've snowboarded a fair bit (15 years of 30-35 day season) - being that I was the same size as you when I started snowboarding, I feel like I know what it's going to be like for you. I have ridden boards ranging in size from 138cm to 178 cm. Trust me... that extra 2 cm is not going to suddenly make the board "way too big" for you. I am 99% sure unless you've been taking lessons the last three years... you are steering the board the wrong way (which takes a lot more energy/effort) - esp if you skidding around on a Burton Blunt 147 cm all this time.
11-08-2012 12:09 AM
emagen Thanks for the advice, although I think 153 would be way too big for me. If I were to get an SL, I think 151 would be better for me.

Anyone else have inputs?
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