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Old 03-19-2011, 06:43 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Chas Guldemond is 6', Andreas is 6', Lago is 6'1", Bode Merrill is 6'2", Mikkel Bang is 6'2"...I'd say that right there is proof enough that size matters little.
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Old 03-19-2011, 10:56 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Old 03-19-2011, 11:50 AM   #13 (permalink)
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i don't know of many pros who are 6' or taller. Bode Merill is 6'2". any others?
Another thing you have to consider is that the average height for males (in the US, at least) is only 5' 9.5". So being over 6' tall is already an exception to the norm, it is understandable that you might tend to see fewer "tall" people participating in a sport where height doesn't play a huge factor (as opposed to basketball or baseball).
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Another thing you have to consider is that the average height for males (in the US, at least) is only 5' 9.5". So being over 6' tall is already an exception to the norm, it is understandable that you might tend to see fewer "tall" people participating in a sport where height doesn't play a huge factor (as opposed to basketball or baseball).
yea but I think the point is that most pro snowboarders are beyond just "not tall". they're mostly short. below average height. mostly because shit like rodeos and double corks and all that is basically gymnastics. and being shorter is an undeniable advantage for shit like that
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yea but I think the point is that most pro snowboarders are beyond just "not tall". they're mostly short. below average height. mostly because shit like rodeos and double corks and all that is basically gymnastics. and being shorter is an undeniable advantage for shit like that
what we need is a spreadsheet with everyone's height so we can plot the curve & see what the mean & distribution is for snowboarders. then using statistical inference/hypothesis testing we can determine whether they are shorter than the general population

Unfortunately I'm not aware of a comprehensive list of riders & their physical stats...
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I think the size of your balls is what matters most in this sport.
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Old 03-21-2011, 01:21 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I think the size of your balls is what matters most in this sport.
So there aren't any true women snowboarders?
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Oh silly Snow. Balls are gonads, and women have them.

In vast quantities as opposed to males apparently. Have you SEEN some of the stuff women do when strapped on a board??
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