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post #21 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-02-2009, 07:36 PM
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I ride a Never summer legacy-r 163 and im 185 lbs but I don't do any park whatsoever. I have a 154 GNU street series for that
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from the info I've gathered so far, there are reasons to err on the small side. Smaller boards are easier to handle and turn, so better for beginners. They are just fine for mostly groomed, icy conditions (a la good ole East coast usa), but perhaps would not be good with a lot of soft snow. And of course they are better for people that ride in the park.

The first two apply to me. I'm 5'10, 185# and use a 157. Maybe some day I'll be in the park. And maybe some day I'll try a longer board and love that more. Time will tell.
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from the info I've gathered so far, there are reasons to err on the small side. Smaller boards are easier to handle and turn, so better for beginners. They are just fine for mostly groomed, icy conditions (a la good ole East coast usa), but perhaps would not be good with a lot of soft snow. And of course they are better for people that ride in the park.

The first two apply to me. I'm 5'10, 185# and use a 157. Maybe some day I'll be in the park. And maybe some day I'll try a longer board and love that more. Time will tell.
This is true - my first board I knew nothing and bought a 163. I'm 5'11 and 160lbs. You do the math, needless to say it was very hard learning tricks on that board. My new board is a 157 and it's prettymuch perfect for the all-mountain riding I like to do. When I can afford it, I'll pick up a 154 for park.
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I'm 5'11 and 160lbs.
I see a lot of 160ish lb tall guys on here and it really makes me feel like a load. I'm aiming to get down to 170 by next season. A few years ago I was 170, but let things slip away the last year. I have to think it can only help being lighter, especially in the park, jumps and such.
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