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Old     (skuhleman)      Join Date: Aug 2011       11-14-2012, 3:29 PM Reply   
Hey everyone, I'm reading others board size questions and am beginning to wonder if mine is too small. I am 6'2 230, should be back near 200 by next spring. I ride a 2011 liquid force PS3 141 with domain bindings. I am basically a begginner, have some surface tricks down and my cuts are great. Almost have my HS w2w and working on my toeside as well. Personally I like my board, seems to be super smooth and edges great, almost too fast for me. But I see these people 5'7" 160 on a 140. Makes me think I'm way too big for my board. Thanks for the help. Landings are sometimes tough on my board though.
Old    LR3w8kbrdr            11-14-2012, 3:40 PM Reply   
Id say your a 144 but thats my opinion.
Old     (simplej)      Join Date: Sep 2011       11-14-2012, 3:43 PM Reply   
well i think alot of times people forget about board width as well...
im 6'1 and run between 190-205 and i ride a 141. its a slingshot kine though which is about 1 inch wider than everyone elses board on the boat. so its kind of subjective ive ridden a 145 and found it really clunky and lost some maneuverability for what i gained in speed. i didnt gain any pop on it either
Old     (Rockinrhino)      Join Date: Nov 2012       11-14-2012, 3:45 PM Reply   
Go Big or go home is my Philosphy, 6' 00" 165lbs ride 140
Old     (skuhleman)      Join Date: Aug 2011       11-14-2012, 4:08 PM Reply   
Well my buddy had a 139 ps3 that I liked, but it felt a little small, so I bought mine. But I have ridden an old cwb transcend 139, and an old hyperlight something 147 which felt HUGE and I just slid across the top of the water. But everyone I ride with uses my board. So I don't have any experience or chances to ride a larger one. Thanks for all the help everyone. I think I am trying to find an excuse for my shortcomings on the water ie: the boat, and old sea ray, and my board. I'm pretty dang sure its my technique though. I subscribed to and it has helped some. Can't wait for spring to come back to I can try some more!
Old     (DatTexasBoy)      Join Date: Aug 2012       11-14-2012, 5:40 PM Reply   
IMO you need 143-145 for your weight and height. I am 6'4" and ride Marek Nova 145. LOVE IT.
Old     (Readyaimfire)      Join Date: Jun 2012       11-14-2012, 8:01 PM Reply   
I'm 6' and fluctuate from 190 to 215... I never go smaller than a 142... Right now I'm riding a slingshot response 145 and a mutiny Vandall 144.
Old     (skuhleman)      Join Date: Aug 2011       11-15-2012, 7:27 AM Reply   
Hmm, I may see if I can find a chance to ride a 144 or so and see if I like it.
Old     (jhartt3)      Join Date: Jan 2012       11-15-2012, 8:25 AM Reply   
gotta go with a 144.. There is a 2012 Ronix vault with Divide bindings on ebay right now... last i saw it was at 140 including the shipping... pretty solid deal for a starter board... I ride this board. and it is locked in with or with out the center fins.
Old     (Andrew14)      Join Date: Apr 2011       11-15-2012, 11:52 AM Reply   
Shawn - try a bigger board, I think you will find it a much more enjoyable board to ride. I am 5'10" (170lbs-180lbs) and I always rode 138, 139 and 140cm boards. My riding buddy and I both had the same board (2012 Slingshot Lymans), mine was a 140cm and his was the 144cm, after almost a year of making fun of him for riding such a big board (he's smaller than I am), I finally gave his 144cm a go. Night and day difference for me as far as pop, landings, and control on edging in Toeside. I immediately sold my 140cm Lyman and got a 2013 144cm Lyman and haven't looked back since. I also picked up an even bigger board, a 2013 145cm HL Marek Nova, and love riding it as well. Unless you're good enough to be throwing 7's, 9's, whirlies, etc. where "swing weight" might be an issue, I think a bigger board will improve your riding. Just my $.02.
Old     (gnarslayer)      Join Date: Sep 2008       11-18-2012, 5:43 PM Reply   
i weight 145

Boat: 137cm
Cable: 144 cm

on the boat i actually prefer smaller than 137. just do what you think feels best!
i like big boards on cable! way more presssyyyy!
Old     (VLX_Fixation)      Join Date: Nov 2012       11-18-2012, 5:49 PM Reply   
6'1" 220 on a 140. Fast board tho so i love it.


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