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theorist 02-08-2011 04:25 PM

smaller boards = better rotation?
 
hi. thanks for reading this! i have been struggling with getting my 360s down and can't seem to finish the rotation. i have a capita horrorscope 147. i am a male and i weight 142lbs. and am 5'5".

when i tried on my friends board (girl) who rides a capita SMF 143, i can get the full rotation in.

can any of you experts help me with this? i am worried that because i don't have the height, i can't get enough rotation from my legs on a 147.

any advice is appreciated.

Mooz 02-08-2011 04:41 PM

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Originally Posted by theorist (Post 372410)
hi. thanks for reading this! i have been struggling with getting my 360s down and can't seem to finish the rotation. i have a capita horrorscope 147. i am a male and i weight 142lbs. and am 5'5".

when i tried on my friends board (girl) who rides a capita SMF 143, i can get the full rotation in.

can any of you experts help me with this? i am worried that because i don't have the height, i can't get enough rotation from my legs on a 147.

any advice is appreciated.

Could be the board weight more than size. Also check your stance. If you're rocking a 24" stance then you're going to have a hard time getting it around.

theorist 02-08-2011 04:44 PM

hi mooz! thanks for the reply. i am rocking a 23.5 stance. didn't realize that stance could factor into this. interesting!

Mooz 02-08-2011 04:45 PM

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Originally Posted by theorist (Post 372422)
hi mooz! thanks for the reply. i am rocking a 23.5 stance. didn't realize that stance could factor into this. interesting!

Way too wide for your height. There's your issue.

theorist 02-08-2011 04:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Mooz (Post 372425)
Way too wide for your height. There's your issue.

center baseplate to center baseplate what should i be?

Mooz 02-08-2011 04:51 PM

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Originally Posted by theorist (Post 372427)
center baseplate to center baseplate what should i be?

I'd say 20.5-21.5. Play around and see where you're comfortable. 21.5 might be too big for that board though.

theorist 02-09-2011 12:04 AM

thanks. i adjusted it. feels weird but obviously i have been riding 23.5 for years so i guess i'll have to get used to being at 22.

i'm glad someone told me that my stance was too wide. i never thought to think of that.

i am assuming i will lose some buttering ability with the adjustment?

thanks!

QReuCk 02-09-2011 04:14 AM

Actually, 22 is still wide for someone of your height.
Basically, the wide stance has a purpose, and it's not style: it helps you staying centered on your board.
I don't think you will suffer from a 22" stance for buttering. It could even help you get more off-centered.

Mooz 02-09-2011 08:19 AM

As stated a wide stance isn't something you do to butter. It's what you setup when you can't stay centered. Also at your height you are BEGGING for a knee injury that wide. Take it down a notch. 22 is too wide. Go with 21 and see how that works for you on the snow.

Cobra 02-09-2011 09:28 AM

Generally, yea. Shorter and lighter is easier to maneuver. I'm 5'11" and I had a 167 Rossi, now I have 156 and its a world of difference.


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