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gunnertom4593 12-26-2008 8:12 PM

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). <BR>Its a great deal and I really want to know if a 143 would overwhelm me. <BR>Thanks <BR>Tom <BR> <BR>P.S. If anyone has a lyman 135 that they want to trade for a 143, then we could work something out too.

anodyne 12-27-2008 9:47 AM

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? <BR> <BR>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.

walt 12-27-2008 10:39 AM

I rode the 08 143 yesterday. It felt small for a big board to me.

wakeboardern1 12-27-2008 12:05 PM

Same here walt. The 143 lyman feels smaller than my 142 watson, although the watson is kinda wide...

czap 12-27-2008 1:02 PM

ride it youll get booted! its lite enough to where you wont really notice a huge difference <BR> <BR>(Message edited by czap on December 27, 2008)

walt 12-27-2008 2:55 PM

I thought it had a funky transition when going on edge.

gunnertom4593 12-27-2008 4:20 PM

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. <BR>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....

hco 12-28-2008 10:43 AM

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.

anodyne 12-28-2008 11:46 AM

Good choice in my book - Why ride a 143 when you can ride a 130?? I'm 175 and ride a 132. <BR> <BR>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.

bailey 12-28-2008 12:30 PM

5cm is not that big of a difference. I doubt you would notice much change between a 38 and a 42.

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