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Old    Joe Burbo (jburbo)      Join Date: Sep 2007       04-26-2013, 8:46 PM Reply   
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...
Old    Joe (ilikebeaverandboats)      Join Date: Jul 2007       04-26-2013, 8:59 PM Reply   
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.
Old    Joe Burbo (jburbo)      Join Date: Sep 2007       04-26-2013, 9:16 PM Reply   
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...
Old    Joe (ilikebeaverandboats)      Join Date: Jul 2007       04-26-2013, 9:17 PM Reply   
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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!
Old    kx250frider617            04-26-2013, 9:43 PM Reply   
Could you get it then turn around and sell it for more?
Old    Joe (ilikebeaverandboats)      Join Date: Jul 2007       04-26-2013, 10:18 PM Reply   
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Could you get it then turn around and sell it for more?
is it worth the effort?
Old    Joe Burbo (jburbo)      Join Date: Sep 2007       04-27-2013, 8:35 AM Reply   
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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.
Old     (will5150)      Join Date: Oct 2002       04-27-2013, 12:57 PM Reply   
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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