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Old    The Delaney (the_delaney)      Join Date: Jan 2008       02-12-2008, 9:42 AM Reply   
Hey, as I'm new to the sport, and my first board was a Jobe Fathom 141, Ive soon out grown it, and im looking into a new board for the summer, but as all boards are different lengths, i wondered if anyone could inform me as to how each length works, and whats suitable, does it go of height and weight etc... thanks
Old    JMB (jbarber3orange)      Join Date: Aug 2007       02-12-2008, 9:50 AM Reply   
Length of the board (size) is determined mainly by your weight. Height is a factor but weight is more important to start. Each board has a weight rating. You can check the boards out under the boards section above. What is you weight & height?
Old    The Delaney (the_delaney)      Join Date: Jan 2008       02-13-2008, 4:02 AM Reply   
Height: 6'3 or 190.5cm
Weight: 13 to 14st or 182pounds to 196pounds

After all this time, I stumbled across a site that had this info on, typical after seeking help:

Rider Weight Board Length
Up to 90lbs 119 - 122cm
Up to 100lbs 121 - 124cm
Up to 110lbs 122 - 126cm
Up to 130lbs 128 - 132cm
Up to 150lbs 131 - 136cm
Up to 170lbs 134 - 140cm
Up to 190lbs 135 - 142cm
Up to 200lbs 138 - 144xm
200lbs + 140cm +
Old    Brett B. (bbking)      Join Date: Dec 2006       02-13-2008, 4:07 AM Reply   
I'd go with a 140-142in...but thats just my opinion. The best thing you can do is ride a friends board or demo them to find out what suits you the best!
Old    JMB (jbarber3orange)      Join Date: Aug 2007       02-13-2008, 6:16 AM Reply   
That is a good standard chart to go by. When you narrow down your board choices I would think with your weight and height (your height will affect your decision because you are tall) you will be looking at 140cm boards and up.

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