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I am 38 years old about 5'11" and 210 pounds. I skied for years but my kids just got into boarding and I am now looking for a board for myself. I have only been on a board about a dozen times but am looking for a decent all around setup. I have been looking at the Gnu Carbon Credit but confused on what size due to my weight. I know the charts are just a starting point but everyone I talk to has a different opinion. I am currently being told 153, 156 or 159. From my several times renting I think I like a board on the shorter side but don't know if a shorter board is going to wash out with my weight. What do you think and any other boards I should be considering?
 

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What size boot do you wear? Where do you ride (Big Mountain? East Coast?)

The Carbon Credit is a slightly softer board, which might wash out at your weight.
 

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Bigger is more stable at speed, smaller is easier to control... at 210 you dont want to go with a board that's too soft.

here are some good choices...

Never Summer SL in 158 or 161
Smokin Superpark 159
Rome Agent 159
Gnu Rider's Choice 157.5 or 161.5
Lib Tech TRS in a 159
 

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It's only a biax glass so at 210 lbs, biax is going to be soft regardless of the flex rating. You want to look for triax or quad glass, unless you want something to butter and play around on.

The Rider's Choice is quite a bit stiffer than the Carbon Credit, even though they have similar flex ratings.
 

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Ur my son's size, a 159-162, he has 155 stiffer cambered but its really too small. He likes his 159 banana, and also has a 162 pintail (too short for deeper than 10-12 inches and 164 for poo days. But get something with mag or the likes to help prevent washout especially for the east.
 
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