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post #11 of 25 (permalink) Old 12-19-2013, 03:16 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks again, I guess I will just ride it as long as I can (if at all LOL) and go from there. Luckily I did get a really good pair of Burton boots that fit really well, at least that is my opinion with no time in them. I guess I will know more after hitting the slopes. I like your comparison of a big car with small tires, good one!
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Also, wrist guards are strongly recommended. Almost everyone that boards has broken their wrist at one time or another. Knee pads and butt pads wouldn't hurt either. You're going to spend a lot of time falling at first!

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Profile pic is snowing, your avatar is not.

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Thanks for all of your help, I really appreciate it. Looking forward to hitting the slopes, and probably falling a lot.
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Remember to have fun, and expect your kid is probably going to progress a lot faster. I started a couple years before mine, and I'm confident they'll be better than me by the end of their first season. Dont stress about your gear, you'll know when you'll need new stuff. And don't br afraid to take a lesson or two.

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Thanks! We definitely plan on taking some lessons, and I'm sure he'll be way better than me, he already skateboards too
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By the way, the Burton Flying V Feelgood is a real good board. Its a board that your skills will grow into rather than out of. If you get to 150-160lbs that board will be absolutely perfect for you. Oh and welcome to the best sport EVER!

We all wish you the best of luck.
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you're not going to notice the difference when you're first starting out. You'll notice the difference next season when you jump on it and you're 20lbs lighter... you'll be flying down the mountain... You'll be fine just starting out.

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I'm going to make some general comments about new boarders and board size vs weight. This is most certainly NOT meant to be negative. Can you tell I'm a little nervous about discussing girls and weight?

As has been stated, 152 is on the short side for 200 lbs. If I thought you were going to be hauling ass and trying to make carve turns, I would say don't even bother. But the reality is that for your height, your a little overweight (sorry...it's relevant). Most of the time people who are carrying a few extra lbs aren't going to be as motivated to go really fast on steep terrain. Falling hurts more at speed, and that tends to take the fun out of it. Go have fun with the board you have. It may actually be better, because it will take less effort to control and won't wear you out as quickly.

I think your weight target is spot on. My wife is 5'5" and looks and feels great at 140 lbs. Assuming you reach your goal, the board you have will be perfect. Even if you don't, the board may well work for you anyway, just depends how fast you ride and how steep the terrain is.

Good luck!
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Thanks and I really appreciate your comment, as well as your sensitivity. I know I am overweight and do not have a problem with people who are giving constructive advise as you are. I am motivated and am well on my way to being healthy. Yay! I have already lost over twenty pounds in a few months, so I know I will be much better off by next year. I completely agree though, I do not plan on doing anything to "bad ass" this season. LOL I figure it is a good way to excercise and have fun with my family during the cold winter months.

All I really want to be sure of, is that being on a shorter board won't increase my chances of getting hurt (simply because I am on a small board, - I know it is possible to get hurt on any board)

Thanks for all of the comments!
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