I fucking hate wide boards, or specifically boards that are too wide for my feet. I like a narrow, nimble, cambered park board. I find it way more responsive. Can I ride the wrong width board for myself and still rip, ya, but what's the point unless you're broke.
Get a board that fits you and the way you ride. The wider the board is outside your "fit zone" the slower it's going to be to edge, the stiffer it will feel, and the less quick to adjust on run ins to kickers, less nimble in the pipe.
Eventually you might get to the point where you purposely choose to ride a wide so you can get a shorter board on booters without giving up stiffness, and to have some added stability on landings, but it doesn't sound like you're there. It's just stupid to ride a wide board when you don't need one.
And the guys are right a 152 is a child's board for a 6'3" 190 pound guy. Try a Rome Agent 158 with a 25.2 waist. Or any of those boards in that size range. I'm not sure what you consider "park riding" but you aren't progressing if you're riding a 152. You won't be hitting jumps or riding the pipe, much less developing any sound carving techniques. It's physically impossible on a 152, you're just fucking around at that point, go get a Nug.
Last edited by tonicusa; 02-04-2014 at 09:02 PM.