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Old 03-12-2008, 12:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default need help picking size for freestyle snowboard.

I'm 5'7,roughly 170-175 lbs., and i wear a size 10 boot. im going to be picking up a freestyle board for next season. my goal with the board is to attempt more ground tricks, rails, boxes, and jumps here and there if anything. what size board should i be leaning towards? 150???
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Old 03-12-2008, 02:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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for freestyle you definantley want a shorter board. what size are you riding now? i think you should probably get around 155-152.
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Old 03-12-2008, 02:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Go a little longer.

I agree. You want a shorter, softer board for the park, but with your height and weight, you probably shouldn't go under 155.

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Old 03-12-2008, 03:04 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Depends entirely on the brand / deck. Check the various mfg's web site, and see what weight range they recomend for a given deck.
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I'd say a 155-157 board would be ideal for you.
Again, height it TOTALLY irrelevent when picking a board. There are only three considerations;

(1) your weight
(2) your boot size
(3) the mfg's recomendation for weight range and boot size for a given deck.

Company X may state a person who is 200lbs could ride a 119cm board, where as company Y says they could only ride a 347cm board. Do your own research, and don't listen to what other people tell you....including this post!
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Old 03-14-2008, 07:49 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Again, height it TOTALLY irrelevent when picking a board. There are only three considerations;

(1) your weight
(2) your boot size
(3) the mfg's recomendation for weight range and boot size for a given deck.

Company X may state a person who is 200lbs could ride a 119cm board, where as company Y says they could only ride a 347cm board. Do your own research, and don't listen to what other people tell you....including this post!
sedition is 100% correct on this point. I just went to Ride, Burton, and Rome's sites and the board suggestions are all over the place. It really depends on the board. For me the Burton Custom I would have to ride a 166 while the Burton Bullet I can ride a 160. Rome I can get away with 158 for most of their boards, but the max weight is 200 and I'm between 190 and 195, so a 160 would be better for me there too. K2, Salomon, and Rossignol don't seem to have the weight specs for their boards in the charts. I'm guessing the companies that are specifically board companies (Never Summer, Forum, etc) will have weight specs put up.
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I'm guessing the companies that are specifically board companies (Never Summer, Forum, etc) will have weight specs put up.
Actually, NS does not. I emailed them about it (they got right back to me). Apprentlly, their decks have a bit of over-production, meaning that any weight can ride any size of their decks. However, I would really like see the flex difference between a 140lb person and a 200lb person riding a 151cm System

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"Sorry, there isn't a board that matches the values you entered. Please check your values entered and try again."

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im a size 9.5 boot, 175 lbs, 5'7'' (basically the same size as you) and i ride a 154 burton
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