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jburbo 04-26-2013 7:46 PM

Little guy/big board....
 
I am roughly 5'7 on a good day, about 165 lbs. I usually ride a 139/140, but I have an opportunity to pick up a 144 board that I really don't want to pass up. Anyone else out there rocking bigger boards at my size? I rode a 143 one time, but it was at the end of the season and it was super cold. I didn't really push it too hard...

ilikebeaverandboats 04-26-2013 7:59 PM

So, this is totally my opinion, but for me, as a smaller guy, I do my best to ride boards that are too small rather than too big. My experience is that the performance loss due to the larger size results in an awkward feel.

jburbo 04-26-2013 8:16 PM

Yeah, I know what you mean. The 143 felt a little awkward to ride, but I figured it was due to the weather and the fact that I rode a 139 all year. It felt huge under my feet for sure...

ilikebeaverandboats 04-26-2013 8:17 PM

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Originally Posted by jburbo (Post 1819016)
Yeah, I know what you mean. The 143 felt a little awkward to ride, but I figured it was due to the weather and the fact that I rode a 139 all year. It felt huge under my feet for sure...

Yup. I hate to say it, but let that smokin deal roll, another one will come around!

04-26-2013 8:43 PM

Could you get it then turn around and sell it for more?

ilikebeaverandboats 04-26-2013 9:18 PM

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Originally Posted by kx250frider617 (Post 1819019)
Could you get it then turn around and sell it for more?

is it worth the effort?

jburbo 04-27-2013 7:35 AM

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Originally Posted by ilikebeaverandboats (Post 1819023)
is it worth the effort?

i definitely wont buy it just to sell. but i do need to be able to ride it. kinda bummed, but oh well.

will5150 04-27-2013 11:57 AM

Darin Shapiro rode a huge board for a little guy.TONS of pop with the bigger board. I seriously doubt you'd see any performance compromises in 4-5 cm. I went up to a 144 from a 139 last year ( am 5'11 190) and loved the extra lift and how it felt in the water- tracked high and faster. I took me 2 sets to feel good about the ride- now I love it.


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