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mike_schauman 06-14-2006 8:04 PM

hey i was just wondering if my board is to long. i ride a 140. i weigh about 135 and about 5 foot and 6 inches. this board is 5 years old (its a no name brand). shold i get a new board? if so what size and what would you recomend. i was thinking about the new 136 obrien vice

bfa 06-14-2006 9:50 PM

My husband is a bit bigger than you and he rides a 134 Belmont. Thinking of getting him a 136 3DS though.

pittsy 06-14-2006 9:56 PM

i weigh 145 and ride a 140, i think bigger boards are better because it gives you a bigger surface area to land on!

shortywakeman 06-14-2006 9:58 PM

I was just in the same dilema as you and i finaly had to get a different board after riding the 140 for about 3 seasons because i just wasnt able to do much on that board, so i went with a 135 cwb flame package which so far has been a great board for me.

eternalshadow 06-14-2006 10:25 PM

My first set up I rode I was in a similar situation. The board worked for me, however switching to an updated board, that was a bit smaller, 138 vs 140 (granted I weighed an extra 20 lbs) made an impact on my riding.

pittsy 06-14-2006 10:40 PM

Bryce...why weren't you able to do much on that board? what was your problem? i have no problems with my 140..spins and flips seem easier to land for the reason stated above!

mike_schauman 06-15-2006 7:29 AM

thanks a lot for the info

shortywakeman 06-15-2006 9:14 AM

Matt, i just wasnt able to keep control of it while i was trying to get the w2w down, and i had tried my friends shorter boards and it just seemed like i had much more contorl over the board, which is usually a good thing. The 141 was just to much board for me to handle.

guido 06-15-2006 9:18 AM

Yo, I wouldn't be so worried about size as much as I'd be worried about getting a decent board. If it is in fact a no-name brand I'd look into getting something between 135-138 in a board that is a proven shape. Shape should make more differenc than size.


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