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Old 06-27-2014, 04:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm 5' 1" and 102ish lbs. and have a 146 salomon wonder board. I was on a 140 rental some time ago and was gonna go for a 142. Is it too big?

I've had no trouble carving and stuff, I actually really liked it for hard shredding. But now that I'm trying out butters and stuff, I've had some trouble getting air off of ollies (or might just be doing them incorrectly) and getting my weight over my tail and stuff. I can tail press fine, just not as well as I would like for a butter. It's a rocker-camber-rocker board and a medium-soft flex of 4. Also having tons of trouble with controlling my board in the air and on rails ;-;
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I'm 5' 1" and 102ish lbs. and have a 146 salomon wonder board. I was on a 140 rental some time ago and was gonna go for a 142. Is it too big?

I've had no trouble carving and stuff, I actually really liked it for hard shredding. But now that I'm trying out butters and stuff, I've had some trouble getting air off of ollies (or might just be doing them incorrectly) and getting my weight over my tail and stuff. I can tail press fine, just not as well as I would like for a butter. It's a rocker-camber-rocker board and a medium-soft flex of 4. Also having tons of trouble with controlling my board in the air and on rails ;-;
It's to big for you.
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Old 06-27-2014, 05:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It's to big for you.
From the qualified snowboarding god...

Explain the reasoning for this please... Otherwise you are NO help at all...!

OP - Take the helpful comment by kosmoz in your stride, he knows nothing...

http://www.salomonsnowboard.com/gear/snowboards/wonder

The 146 is for riders with a weight between 99-143lbs, so while on the very bottom end, you will maybe find with time, and more experience you will work it out, or that maybe the board is just too stiff for you and your ability...

That is not to say you should give up on it, but try other boards as well, maybe a softer board in a 153 if you get the chance...
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You have just answered by yourself. Girl is on the lowest side of weight for the board, tries to ride park and learn tricks and she is pretty fresh to snowboarding, how do you think, I was wrong or not?

153? Are you retard? It's almost her height and she is skinny girl
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Woah their chief she's fine on that snowboard it's an ability level thing over a board is too big thing. This weird belief that everyone should keep going smaller and smaller on decks is rather sad as in the long run it hinders their ability to actually ride a snowboard.
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146 for her is like 170 for me to ride park and learn tricks, and I'm 6ft 0in and 185 she is 153 by herself and is skinny, she could ride 146... in powder days
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Why is size even an argument here. She said she wanted a 142, that is perfect.

She will gain the ability over time, once the ability is there she can get the 153 and ride park on it. Mr Lithuania is internet-angry I guess.
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You have just answered by yourself. Girl is on the lowest side of weight for the board, tries to ride park and learn tricks and she is pretty fresh to snowboarding, how do you think, I was wrong or not?

153? Are you retard? It's almost her height and she is skinny girl
Based on the rest of his post you really thing he meant 153? Or maybe the 5 and 4 keys are right next to each other and it was a typo?


While weight can be a factor on board size, strength also has a lot to do with it. And strength and ability can always get better.

And really, I'd rather people learn on bigger boards, I'd rather ride all park on an all mountain sized deck than all mountain on a shorty park deck. I think most people are better off learning to ride park on an all mountain deck than all mountain on a park deck.
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I was always a bit worried about the length but now I guess I'll be working harder myself to get the tricks down! if you have any tips on butters or anything else it would be great too! thanks!

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