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Old    wayne quayle (king)      Join Date: Jan 2008       01-09-2008, 2:43 PM Reply   
i,m buying a Ronix Ibex 134 i do weigh 180ibs
has anyone had problems riding a shorter board whats the main reason for the manufacture sizingis the size ment to inc bindings vest atc
Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       01-09-2008, 2:55 PM Reply   
I don't understand your second sentence, but, I think the 134 is too small for you.

IMO you should be ride nothing smaller than a 138; ideally a 140.
Old    Miguel (migs)      Join Date: Aug 2006       01-09-2008, 3:00 PM Reply   
134 way too small for you. as jrod said 138 and up.
Old    Nick Tomsyck (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       01-09-2008, 4:10 PM Reply   
I ride the exact same board, and I am the exact same weight, I love it... I can toss it around with ease, the other board I ride is a 132...whatever you get you'll get use to
Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       01-09-2008, 4:30 PM Reply   
You can definitely get it done on that board.

There will be added resistance from the smaller board dragging through the water, and it will slow down abruptly on big landings in the flats.
Old    Chris Bolding (chris_b)      Join Date: Feb 2007       01-09-2008, 4:55 PM Reply   
I agree with J-Rod too. I am 175 and on the Transcend 142. I don't regret getting it over the 138 at all. Picks up speed easily, and the landings are super good.
Old    Patrick (2manytoys)      Join Date: May 2007       01-09-2008, 6:43 PM Reply   
Not to hijack,,, but i kinda wonder the same thing.. I have a 137.. 155 lbs.. wanting a second board. Do i go up or down.. just starting out and can almost wake to wake consistently..
Old    tommyc (tommyc)      Join Date: Nov 2003       01-09-2008, 6:48 PM Reply   
Most of the riders I know go with bigger boards because of the comfort of the ride & landings. A shorter board will be more responsive, but 134? I think its to small.
Old    Dante (hal2814)      Join Date: Feb 2006       01-10-2008, 6:27 AM Reply   
I weight about 220lbs and have ridden a 135cm board before. I felt like Andre the Giant trying to wakeboard. Everything you do will cut harder and move slower. Those landings were the worst part. I had a tendency to just stick in the same spot in the water on landing and faceplant because of it. Luckily I just tried the 135 (some sort of O'Brien) on for fun and had my usual board on hand for regular riding.

And don't forget that not all boards are equal when it comes to length. You can get away with a lot shorter LF Fish and you may be wanting more length out of a Roam. And of course there's everything in between. My 140cm Motive feels longer than some 142cm boards I've ridden.
Old    Brooke (dizzyg)      Join Date: May 2005       01-10-2008, 7:57 AM Reply   
I was around that weight and rode a 134 substance for 2 years. I still got good pop and could do things but if my landing was going to be even slightly sketchy it was all over. You have to keep your weight so centered or you dip a tip or just slip out. I also had to ride a little faster than usual on that board to keep it higher in the water.

I now ride a 140 LF shane and love the bigger size!
Old    Andy Nintzel (andy_nintzel)      Join Date: Sep 2004       01-10-2008, 8:20 AM Reply   
An easy way to see if tell if your board is too short is if you are going out the front on landings. Like when you land square over the board you end up slowly tipping forward over the nose of the board.
Old    JMB (jbarber3orange)      Join Date: Aug 2007       01-10-2008, 8:33 AM Reply   
I've been debating the same issue. I'm 5'6 ~163lbs. I am currently riding a Byerly 132 which feels too small but was really affordable at the time. I've been wanting the new Lyman 135 which is rated for 170lbs. But the 136 Shane is appealing because i believe it would provide softer landings.
Old    lakeside5_10            01-10-2008, 9:08 AM Reply   
i like the short boards better im 170 and ride a 133 fish , imoa i think its easier to toss it around and handle
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       01-10-2008, 9:23 AM Reply   
salty, the fish is designed a bit differently. not apples to apples IMO. isn't 133 the biggest board in the line?

wayne, that sounds like a knee nightmare. big rocker on a short board. to each his own...
Old    Eubanks (eubanks01)      Join Date: Jun 2001       01-10-2008, 9:25 AM Reply   
Andy hit the nail on the head. I had problems getting my HS 180's into the flats consistent because I would always go out the front. Now with a longer board it's no problem.
Old    Brett B. (bbking)      Join Date: Dec 2006       01-10-2008, 12:30 PM Reply   
Is there such a thing as too big? The two boards I'm looking at right now are the Ibex and Slingshot... Slingshot I'd get a 142 but I'm not sure if I'd get a 139 or 144 in the Ibex.

Btw I currently weigh 175-180, depending how much I've eaten haha. But I ride a 139 and the only other board I've ridden was a 136 premier and I hated how small it was.
Thanks, hijack over.
Old    Brett B. (bbking)      Join Date: Dec 2006       01-11-2008, 5:00 PM Reply   
help me por favor?
Old    Jason Callen (westsidarider)      Join Date: Feb 2003       01-11-2008, 10:08 PM Reply   
brett. your borderline between the 139 and 144. if your lookinf for a board that will last you a few seasons then go with the 144. however if yo plan on gettin a new board next season after you progress a bit more this season then go with the 139.
Old    Brett B. (bbking)      Join Date: Dec 2006       01-12-2008, 5:24 PM Reply   
Thanks Jason!

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