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Old    Matthew Spencer (canadian_waterboy)      Join Date: Apr 2008       10-26-2008, 11:03 PM Reply   
I need some advice on board length. I'm sold on the liquid force Watson but I feel that i'm in between the 134 and 138. I'm 5'10" and weigh 165 lbs. Any advice? What are the pros and cons of a longer/ shorter board?
Old    Josh Busby (joshbuzz)      Join Date: Sep 2007       10-26-2008, 11:05 PM Reply   
Go bigger. more pop.
Old    Mike Powell (deltaratmike)      Join Date: Jun 2008       10-26-2008, 11:07 PM Reply   
get the 138. its a great size for you and it being a little bigger will give you more pop as well as making the board have less drag. smaller board it is harder to ride because of the weight unlike a snowboard.
Old    Tom Pazerunas (tom_paz)      Join Date: Jan 2003       10-27-2008, 9:55 AM Reply   
in all honesty, i am about the same ht/wt and I would easily go for 142. Bigger boards are smoother, give more lift and disperse landings better. The arguement that a bigger board is harder to spin is not that valid considering you have more time to spin with the extra height. Oh and it wasn't till I moved up to a 143 that i landed my first t/s 720.
Old    Nick Joseph (coyotesexual)      Join Date: Dec 2007       10-27-2008, 10:00 AM Reply   
I agree with tom, 142 for sure.
Old    Logan Sheehan (sheehan)      Join Date: Mar 2008       10-27-2008, 12:07 PM Reply   
I am also 5'10, and also weigh 165 lbs haha.

I went with a 134 ibex, and wish I would have went with the 137.

I rode a 142 watson for a set this summer and it felt huge. I would go with the 138 if it were me.
Old    Loren (helix_rider)      Join Date: Mar 2003       10-27-2008, 12:31 PM Reply   
Matthew, you'll feel at home on the 138, feel like you are slogging with the 134, and in my opinion, *may* 'grow into' the 142. Not so much in terms of physically growing, but in terms of your wakeboarding skills. That said, my last board was a 138 Transcend (5'11", 160) and I wouldn't change anything about it. (well, I'd rather have the '09 than the '07...but you know what I mean :-)
Old    Jordan (jsuds)      Join Date: Sep 2008       10-27-2008, 12:37 PM Reply   
id say 138 too...
Old    Danny Smylie (smylie)      Join Date: Jun 2002       10-27-2008, 7:31 PM Reply   
im 5'8 165 and ride a 141 size board. go bigger.
Old    Matthew Spencer (canadian_waterboy)      Join Date: Apr 2008       10-28-2008, 7:38 AM Reply   
wow thanks a lot guys, I guess I was crazy to consider such a small board. I just always figured I could get more tech with a smaller deck, but hey bigger sounds better. Thanks a lot

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