Originally Posted by Spence680
Thanks man. Appreciate it a lot. Only other question is how's the board size? I weigh 180lbs and by their chart I should go with the 139 but in snowboarding we always try to slide into a smaller board for tricks since they are easier to whip around. So should I risk it with the 134 or just play it safe and go with the 139?
At 180 I would never go down to a 134. At 180-185 I've ridden 135s and can do it in a pinch, but it sucks. If anything I'm more a fan of moving up a size than down. For you and what it sounds like your concerns are, I'd say stay with the 139 but get the air core since you sound like you're concerned about swing weight. If you aren't doing big spins and inverts, you could easily stick with the modelo and possibly (at 180) go to the next size (142? 144?). I personally can't tell all that much difference in weight from a 139 to a 142 and feel like I get a little more pop from a larger board that allows me to ride at a tiny bit lower boat speed (like 0.6-0.8 mph less). It doesn't sound like much, but crashes aren't quite so brutal.