|I can get a lyman 143 in exchange for my 08 CWB bindings that I don't use anymore, and i was wondering if a 143 lyman would be too big of a board for me, im used to riding nothing bigger than a 138 (i weigh about 135 and am 5'10). |
Its a great deal and I really want to know if a 143 would overwhelm me.
P.S. If anyone has a lyman 135 that they want to trade for a 143, then we could work something out too.
|143 is pretty huge for a 135-pounder... although it all boils down to riding style. What are you currently riding, and how do you like to ride? |
Bigger size means it'll be faster but you'll also have less control. I'd say don't go for it - I'm 175 and I think 143s feel like tanks.
|By WCW (walt) on Saturday, December 27, 2008 - 10:39 am:
|I rode the 08 143 yesterday. It felt small for a big board to me.|
|Same here walt. The 143 lyman feels smaller than my 142 watson, although the watson is kinda wide...|
|ride it youll get booted! its lite enough to where you wont really notice a huge difference |
(Message edited by czap on December 27, 2008)
|By WCW (walt) on Saturday, December 27, 2008 - 2:55 pm:
|I thought it had a funky transition when going on edge.|
|Yeah i don't think i'll go for it. I had a covin 133 and loved it (but never really rode anything else), then i tried my buddy's 08 watson 134 and loved the pop so much i just had to have a 3 stage. So I just ordered a ronix one DHV1 137 to go with my 08 ronix one bindings. |
Hopefully I will be able to get the cash for the bindings instead of the board. Unless someone wants to buy the board, i can work something out there....
|I would do the trade and if it's too big just sell it, at least you can have the experience of trying out the board.|
|Good choice in my book - Why ride a 143 when you can ride a 130?? I'm 175 and ride a 132. |
Call me old-school, but I'd take a shorter a board that sits low and lays into edges and bucks off the wake over a big, floaty board that's 10+ cm too big any day.
|5cm is not that big of a difference. I doubt you would notice much change between a 38 and a 42.|