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Old    wes graves (dkmode34)      Join Date: Mar 2004       03-20-2005, 6:16 PM Reply   
i picked up a 2003 cwb absolute platinum for dirt cheap brand new over the winter and was wondering if the length(134) is going to affect my riding since i rode the absolute 141 before that.
Old    Rich (rson)      Join Date: Jun 2002       03-20-2005, 10:31 PM Reply   
What is your weight and height. I ride a 134 LF team.
Old    Mike Souza (ridn9high)      Join Date: Feb 2004       03-20-2005, 11:16 PM Reply   
You will defintely feel a differnce when you get on the water. Probably won't get as much pop, and you will have more drag on the smaller board. Like said above what is your weight? This too will make a huge difference.
Old    wes graves (dkmode34)      Join Date: Mar 2004       03-21-2005, 10:08 AM Reply   
i weigh 185 and im 6'3"
Old    Rich (rson)      Join Date: Jun 2002       03-21-2005, 10:17 AM Reply   
That board is wayyyy to small for you.

I have the 134 team and I am 5'11 155 pounds and it is to small for me.
Old    Small Light (stephan)      Join Date: Nov 2002       03-21-2005, 11:37 AM Reply   
It's all about preference. But odds are you will want a bigger board. My friend is your size & rides a (the old)premier 135. I bet if you looked around on the site you might find someone wanting to trade to a smaller size. Look into it!
Old    jake_mi            03-21-2005, 5:26 PM Reply   
im 5'9'' 165 should i go with the 134 or 141?
Old    greg (malibususpect)      Join Date: Mar 2003       03-21-2005, 6:43 PM Reply   
jake- im 5'6"ish and 160 and i ride the 134 and its ok for me, you can go either way really, and be fine
Old    wes graves (dkmode34)      Join Date: Mar 2004       03-21-2005, 8:50 PM Reply   
so am i putting myself at risk for injuries riding a shorter board bc i have heard if u are bigger and ride a shorter board you tend to have more knee injuries etc.. i went out sunday and rode on the 134 all day and loved the pop it had off of the wake. it really seemed like i could throw the board on spins a little better too. i just really like this board!!!
Old    greg (malibususpect)      Join Date: Mar 2003       03-22-2005, 11:19 AM Reply   
wes- if it feels ok then get it, people might say it puts you at more risk for knee injuries is because the landing will be a little harder than a bigger board. but if you like the way it rides then it doesnt really matter

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