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Old     (jeff_mn)      Join Date: Jul 2009       09-16-2009, 8:37 AM Reply   
2008 Watson 142.

I'm 190 lbs..

Too big? I've been riding a 138 lately and it's been fine. My only guy with a 142 doesn't get out much.

Thinking about just pulling the plug. Initial thoughts?
Old     (lfrider92)      Join Date: Sep 2008       09-16-2009, 8:49 AM Reply   
DEFINATLY the 142. i weigh about the same as you, and ride the lyman 139. and i feel fine on it. but my dad has the 142 watson,and it doesnt feel big at all. it feels great. the watson 142 is supper sick.
Old     (eubanks01)      Join Date: Jun 2001       09-16-2009, 9:06 AM Reply   
142 is the new 138! Seriously though, that size is perfect for you. I'm 170 lbs. and I ride a 142 as well. You could almost ride a longer board if you wanted.
Old     (stepintoliquid)      Join Date: Sep 2005       09-16-2009, 9:28 AM Reply   
Perfect size for you.
Old     (nauty)      Join Date: Feb 2004       09-16-2009, 10:20 AM Reply   
I agree. I am 185 lbs and I ride a 138 Watson. After a few sets last night I was thinking that I should have got the 142. The 138 is fine, but I think that the 142 would get a little better pop and have softer landings in the flats. I also tend to get over my toes too much on HS 180's and I end up digging the nose of the board on my landings. I think the 142 would help with that.
Old     (eubanks01)      Join Date: Jun 2001       09-16-2009, 10:46 AM Reply   
Richard - You are spot on. I used to go out the front (over the NOSE of the board) a lot doing HS 180's when I would land front foot heavy on a shorter board. Once I went longer I never fall like that anymore.
Old     (jeff_mn)      Join Date: Jul 2009       09-16-2009, 11:12 AM Reply   
Thanks guys.

Much appreciated. I feel like the 138 I've been riding is a TAD small for me.
Old     (joe_crawley)      Join Date: Jan 2007       09-16-2009, 1:53 PM Reply   
I'm 165 and the smallest I'll ride is a 140. I have a few boards under 140, transcends and premeirs, and they just don't pop as big or land as soft as the bigger boards I have. Since I don't spin sevens I don't need the low swing weight a shorter board would offer.
Old     (hbguy)      Join Date: Jun 2005       09-16-2009, 6:47 PM Reply   
I am 192 lbs. and just rode a 142 Watson and loved it! My boards have always been 140 or 142.
Old     (ryanbush11)      Join Date: May 2003       09-17-2009, 5:01 AM Reply   
I weigh in in the 150s and just switched from a 135 lyman to a 138 Watson, the weight difference with bindings is less than .1lbs, don't think the spin weight is going to matter that much!
Old    justinh            09-17-2009, 6:47 AM Reply   
In 2006, I rocked the 142 at 155lbs or so.
Old     (kristian)      Join Date: Nov 2002       09-17-2009, 6:53 AM Reply   
If you're over 160lbs you can ride a 142 just fine.

Jeff: At 190lbs you shouldn't even consider a 138. If the watson came in a 144-145 I'd say you'd be best on that. So definitely go for the 142. It'll be so much better for your riding and your knees.
Old     (wakeborder5)      Join Date: Jun 2002       09-17-2009, 7:11 AM Reply   
How tall are you Jeff? I'm 6'-6'1" and 170lb, I have a 139 lyman and won a 138 Severance and I like it, but i feel like the 142 might have been better for me and it seems people have moved toward riding bigger boards these days.
Old     (jeff_mn)      Join Date: Jul 2009       09-17-2009, 8:28 AM Reply   
Thank you Bros.

142 it is.

I'm 5'9"
Old     (nauty)      Join Date: Feb 2004       09-17-2009, 8:35 AM Reply   
Anyone in the Dallas area want to trade a 142 for a 138?

I have a 2009 Watson 138 that I wouldn't mind trading for a 2009 Watson 142. My 138 is in excellent condition and has only been used since July. Let me know.
Old     (number55)      Join Date: Jul 2007       09-17-2009, 4:38 PM Reply   
i prefer a 134 to shred the most gnar
Old     (adam_balon)      Join Date: Jul 2003       09-18-2009, 12:25 AM Reply   
yup 42


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