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Old 11-26-2010, 11:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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just wondering, is being heavier, 6 ft tall, 175lbs + gear=200lbs make it harder to do tricks? cuz you've got this extra weight compared to a lighter rider. but on the flipside, your muscles are probably stronger too. what do you think?
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last year i saw a dude that was about 6'3 280 lbs or so (NOT in shape, pretty fat) stompin out in the park. i didint see him hit big jumps but the boxes and rails, he was owning. he was about the cleanest rider there that day.
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Fat does not equal out of shape and thin doesn't equal in shape. I know plenty of big dudes That keep up or out perform little dudes in multiple sports. I'm 6' 290 an can board all day. I play basketball with little duded an keep up. I lift weights and out lift most of my friends. I also don't Do many jumps but I would have when I WAs younger. I'm 33 now.
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btw i should clarify a bit. for example: all things being equal, 200 lb rider vs a 160 lbs rider. which one has a better chance of doing a clean 1080? or does weight doesn't matter and it just all comes down to practice make perfect?

this weight question came to me after reading an article about those ski jumpers. they need to be as light as possible. apparently for every 2 lbs of weight reduced, they gain 4 ft in distance. however freestyle snowboarding is about tricks so maybe this weight thing does not apply.

while on topic, how would weight contribute to snowboard cross? heavier the better?
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btw i should clarify a bit. for example: all things being equal, 200 lb rider vs a 160 lbs rider. which one has a better chance of doing a clean 1080? or does weight doesn't matter and it just all comes down to practice make perfect?

this weight question came to me after reading an article about those ski jumpers. they need to be as light as possible. apparently for every 2 lbs of weight reduced, they gain 4 ft in distance. however freestyle snowboarding is about tricks so maybe this weight thing does not apply.

while on topic, how would weight contribute to snowboard cross? heavier the better?
First of all, I don't think you need to worry about doing 1080's. Take it slow man, just enjoy riding. Secondly, it depends what type of riding you want to do. Just look at the jibbers and park junkies that are kicking around your mountain - chances are they are not tiny guys, and can definitely be somewhat near your size. They are ripping just fine. It all comes down to practice making perfect. Thirdly, because you're a big heavy guy you can rock that gangster steeze and it won't look like shit. Being big will not affect your snowboarding.
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Old 11-26-2010, 01:13 PM   #6 (permalink)
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A big gut spins off center... Hahaha. Well, out of shape means its not gonna happen. You can be "big", or shall we say FAT and still be in shape, in that case you can ride well and stylish. After about 250 pounds we are getting into the "obese" range, I doubt you will be doing much good things for your joints etc etc etc.

So, get in shape and stop asking stupid questions.

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Size isn't a big deal. I'm a regular power-lifter/olympic-lifter so I'm 5'8", 205lb, dense as fuck and I don't think it inhibits me in anyway. One of my gym buddies I ride with is 5'10" 225 and he can epic shred in the park. So long as your equipment can handle your weight, it doesn't matter. Most of the sport comes down to generating power and having effective balance relative to your size. Both of those you can develop by practicing. Although a little off season training can help too

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Fat does not equal out of shape and thin doesn't equal in shape. I know plenty of big dudes That keep up or out perform little dudes in multiple sports. I'm 6' 290 an can board all day. I play basketball with little duded an keep up. I lift weights and out lift most of my friends. I also don't Do many jumps but I would have when I WAs younger. I'm 33 now.
Man I'm not calling you out so don't take it that way, but come on, lol, don't let being 33 keep you from the kickers, I'm 32 and ride park almost all day. Never too old!

Edit: As far as the topic goes, flexibility can play a large part in things too.
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just wondering, is being heavier, 6 ft tall, 175lbs + gear=200lbs make it harder to do tricks? cuz you've got this extra weight compared to a lighter rider. but on the flipside, your muscles are probably stronger too. what do you think?


Thats not that heavy?
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Yes. Even though scientifically speaking 2 objects will fall at the same rate, there's going to be more resistance against the larger object. It's also going to take more force and momentum to initiate the spin as well as to stop it. Heavier people are also going to land with a lot more force where as a smaller indavidual is going to be more agile
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