snowboard help

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by SaiZou, Jan 27, 2008.

  1. SaiZou
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    SaiZou GBAtemp Regular

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    Mar 12, 2006
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    Hi, I am 52 inches, im wondering what is a good snowboard size i should get?
    I want one that is about 5 inches bigger than me.. is that ok?
     
  2. Twiffles

    Twiffles танковые победы

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    Your height (inches) x 2.54 x 0.88 = Suggested Board Length
    I say, around a 10 foot snow board.
     
  3. SaiZou
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    SaiZou GBAtemp Regular

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    so, would a 142 cm board be out of my league?
     
  4. Sick Wario

    Sick Wario Club Nintendo

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    just learning? you'll want a board a bit smaller than recommended to learn on. just under or equal to your chin is a good benchmark. it will be easier to turn and balance while learning.
    if you are capable of getting down the hill OK you have to decide if you want a freeride board, or park board.
    freeride boards are directional and suited better for carving, park boards are (usually) twin tip and a bit wider for landing stability.

    next you'll need to look at your feet. if you feet are size 10+ you will probably need a 'wide' board. one of the worst things you can do in snowboarding is ride a board that is to thin and have toe/heel 'overhang'.
    turning, balance, everything will be out of whack

    for reference, i am 185lbs, 5'11 size 11 foot. this season i am riding a libtech TRS MTX 157 for park and rome agent 158 for everything else

    PM me for more info (i was a snow school instructor for 4 years)

    PS BURTON BLOWS MY ASS do not buy burton

    edit-no matter what anyone tells you there is no 'formula' to find the right board size.
     
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