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Old     (wakerider111)      Join Date: Jul 2006       04-30-2012, 12:10 PM Reply   
Where in relation to ones body should a board touch when standing on end
Where in relation to your body does your board stand? Me, I am 6ft 160lbs and my board stands to my arm pit.

Of course style and personal preference to board sizes will always be the number one factor... for those with experience on multiple boards of course and know what they are doing.

I was recalling a pretty good article about board size from the humanoid website and decided to start this thread. the article never really specified what size of board to get when going by rider height other than to get the next size up... which actually is a pretty good general answer to fit all boards and brands.

http://www.humanoidwake.com/schapes-...ct-size-board/
here is an excerpt from it on the main points
"""...The reason height is important is strictly based on stability reasons. Let me explain. If you find your recommended board according to your weight, but you are unusually tall for your weight, then your height outweighs your weight and bumps you up a board size...

...If you are shorter than average in respect to your recommended weight, your weight reins supreme and you should go with the board size that is spec’ed out on the chart because you need that increased size and surface area to float you...

...This is a factor related to choosing a board suited for your body type, not necessarily your riding style. We’ll dive into riding styles next time. Happy board hunting!"""

 
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