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Old 04-02-2009, 12:56 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I would even say that a 159 is on the bigger end of what an all mtn board would be at your height/weight.

If I had your stats, I'd ride a 156 as my all mtn board and a 152 for a jib stick.
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i concur with Gnarly's specs for you.
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Old 04-02-2009, 01:45 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I would even say that a 159 is on the bigger end of what an all mtn board would be at your height/weight.

If I had your stats, I'd ride a 156 as my all mtn board and a 152 for a jib stick.
i weigh 175-180 and agree
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Old 04-02-2009, 02:14 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I'm 200lbs and I think my 159 is a little too big.

Also for the Op, if you can afford a trip to Western Canada you should do it ASAP. I'm from NZ and it blows that away, came here linking turns and now I can bomb anything, at ease in the trees and even starting to bust butters, spins etc.

It's going to be fun catching up with my crew back home
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Old 04-02-2009, 02:39 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I would even say that a 159 is on the bigger end of what an all mtn board would be at your height/weight.

If I had your stats, I'd ride a 156 as my all mtn board and a 152 for a jib stick.
i agree with that as well...im 175ish and i ride a 152 park, and i would ride a 158 for freeride imo
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I am 6'4" and weigh in at 190lbs with size 13 boots and I ride a 163 wide board. Now I mostly do jumps/pipe so no real opinion on length for jib sticks however I wouldn't really want to ride anything much shorter than a 159. When the board gets too short landings get really sketchy. The big thing at my size in any case is the wide board otherwise you get mad heel/toe drag.
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Old 04-02-2009, 07:15 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Funny thing is, my friend is 5'10" and 150 pounds. He rides a 163, and all he does is talk about park/jibbing.
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Old 04-02-2009, 07:18 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I don't size down on my boards, I'm actually sizing up (149 Infinity-R). Although if I could, I would get a super soft park board in a 142-144. When I get into park that is (in 8 months )
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When the board gets too short landings get really sketchy. The big thing at my size in any case is the wide board otherwise you get mad heel/toe drag.
This was the concern for me since I ride park and have a larger board by most peoples standards on this forum. I'm 6'0 170lbs with size 11 boots.. I don't know very many smaller sized boards with a base width wide enough to handle my feet at moderate stance angles, without actually going to a klunky "WIDE" board. If you do alot of jibbing or like to take small to medium sized jumps, I can see why you would want a smaller board.

But if you like to hit larger sized jumps that require a lot of speed to clear the knuckle, a small board could get sketchy.

I'm debating on getting a jib only board.. about 152-154 in size for next season. But for now, my 158 is great.
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Old 04-02-2009, 08:22 PM   #20 (permalink)
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capita stairmaster extreme 152w. 10.5 boot with an enormous footprint. 25.7 waist width, fits fine. it actually would be perfect with an 11.
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