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Old    Josh (vlxjosh)      Join Date: Jun 2007       01-14-2008, 8:40 AM Reply   
What size? 5'-10" 160lbs
Old    Brandon Kee (trickyboarder08)      Join Date: Jul 2005       01-14-2008, 9:34 AM Reply   
im 5'-9" and weigh 150 and am going with the 136. Had the 132 last year and am looking to go a little bigger. So definitely the 136 or 140. If I had to guess I would say 136, but others on here should help you out.
Old    Brooke (dizzyg)      Join Date: May 2005       01-14-2008, 9:56 AM Reply   
I'm 5'11" and 180-190 depending on the time of year. I ride the 140 and it is absolutely perfect for me. I was on a 134 and it was just too small, I'd think a 140 would fit and work really well for you!
Old    John (stoked_32)      Join Date: Aug 2007       01-14-2008, 1:21 PM Reply   
6'1" 180... Ive had the 06 shane 140 (same cut) and it definately pops a bit better than the 136. Also the landings are little softer with the larger board... but its really difficult to get this board on edge (very gradual) and I would think that getting a smaller board would fix that... its made a big difference in my riding where I would have to take a wider approach on all my tricks just cause it doesnt set its edge right away on the 140... its actually really really annoying... but its a hell of a ride once youre locked in...
Old    Brooke (dizzyg)      Join Date: May 2005       01-14-2008, 1:41 PM Reply   
I have to disagree about the larger cut and harder setup times. I have no problem taking almost no cut, it's all in HOW you edge. You put the board on edge, and if it takes a while to get on edge, that's up to the rider to compensate for with harder edging and better technique. It just takes a little adjusting, but there's no reason you should have to take a bigger cut because a board doesn't "edge right away" you just need to change it up from a board that gets on edge super quick.
Old    JMB (jbarber3orange)      Join Date: Aug 2007       01-14-2008, 1:45 PM Reply   
The 136 is rated for up to 210lbs. I'm 160lbs and am looking at the Shane 136 or the Lyman 135 and Lyman 139.
Old    Brandon (bwillx2)      Join Date: May 2007       01-14-2008, 2:07 PM Reply   
I am 5'6 about 160lbs also. I have been riding the LF Substance 134. I like it ok, but I want something that is a little better on landings. I am also looking at the Shane 136 and Lyman 135. I know it's not that much longer from what I am riding now but maybe it will help enough.
Old    Brooke (dizzyg)      Join Date: May 2005       01-14-2008, 2:12 PM Reply   
brandon, I came from a 134 substance as well! I like d the pop of that board and wanted something a little more loosy goosy and the shane did that. It also is a lot softer landing. That's probably partly because I went longer and am bigger, but I'm loving my 140. I'd probably have been happy with a 136, but I set my size limit at 140 as I had a 142 byerly that I didn't like at all.
Old    Brandon (bwillx2)      Join Date: May 2007       01-14-2008, 2:15 PM Reply   
Brooke,
You think I would be happy with the Shane 136? Do you ride with the center fins or no?
Old    Simon Irish (burberry03)      Join Date: Dec 2006       01-14-2008, 2:16 PM Reply   
go big man. Parks rides the 144
Old    Brandon Kee (trickyboarder08)      Join Date: Jul 2005       01-14-2008, 2:25 PM Reply   
There aren't any center fins on the Shane. Just 2 outside fins on each end.
Old    Brooke (dizzyg)      Join Date: May 2005       01-15-2008, 7:48 AM Reply   
I'd think you could do the 136 without issues! I really like the 140 a lot, if you can ride both sizes before you buy! I ride with the cupped side fins and I don't believe the center ones are able to be removed. As I recall the center two on each end are molded. The cupped ones on the sides are removeable, but I really like them. They don't make the board too hard to break loose but really hold you in when you get on edge or if it's at all choppy.
Old    Brandon (bwillx2)      Join Date: May 2007       01-15-2008, 8:53 AM Reply   
Did they change anything on the LF Shane board this year or are the specs still the same?
Old    m13 (merrion13)      Join Date: Aug 2007       01-15-2008, 9:02 AM Reply   
Specs are still the same, been like that since 2006 I believe. In fact, I noticed that evogear.com has the 2006 Shane on sale for a great price.
Old    Josh Weitekamp (da_kamp)      Join Date: Jan 2008       01-15-2008, 4:58 PM Reply   
definitly go with the 136 because of your weight

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