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Old    J D (jeff_mn)      Join Date: Jul 2009       09-16-2009, 8:37 AM Reply   
2008 Watson 142.

I'm 190 lbs..

Too big? I've been riding a 138 lately and it's been fine. My only guy with a 142 doesn't get out much.

Thinking about just pulling the plug. Initial thoughts?
Old    David Christman (lfrider92)      Join Date: Sep 2008       09-16-2009, 8:49 AM Reply   
DEFINATLY the 142. i weigh about the same as you, and ride the lyman 139. and i feel fine on it. but my dad has the 142 watson,and it doesnt feel big at all. it feels great. the watson 142 is supper sick.
Old    Eubanks (eubanks01)      Join Date: Jun 2001       09-16-2009, 9:06 AM Reply   
142 is the new 138! Seriously though, that size is perfect for you. I'm 170 lbs. and I ride a 142 as well. You could almost ride a longer board if you wanted.
Old    Kevin Denbroeder (stepintoliquid)      Join Date: Sep 2005       09-16-2009, 9:28 AM Reply   
Perfect size for you.
Old    Richard (nauty)      Join Date: Feb 2004       09-16-2009, 10:20 AM Reply   
I agree. I am 185 lbs and I ride a 138 Watson. After a few sets last night I was thinking that I should have got the 142. The 138 is fine, but I think that the 142 would get a little better pop and have softer landings in the flats. I also tend to get over my toes too much on HS 180's and I end up digging the nose of the board on my landings. I think the 142 would help with that.
Old    Eubanks (eubanks01)      Join Date: Jun 2001       09-16-2009, 10:46 AM Reply   
Richard - You are spot on. I used to go out the front (over the NOSE of the board) a lot doing HS 180's when I would land front foot heavy on a shorter board. Once I went longer I never fall like that anymore.
Old    J D (jeff_mn)      Join Date: Jul 2009       09-16-2009, 11:12 AM Reply   
Thanks guys.

Much appreciated. I feel like the 138 I've been riding is a TAD small for me.
Old    gangstar (joe_crawley)      Join Date: Jan 2007       09-16-2009, 1:53 PM Reply   
I'm 165 and the smallest I'll ride is a 140. I have a few boards under 140, transcends and premeirs, and they just don't pop as big or land as soft as the bigger boards I have. Since I don't spin sevens I don't need the low swing weight a shorter board would offer.
Old    jason (hbguy)      Join Date: Jun 2005       09-16-2009, 6:47 PM Reply   
I am 192 lbs. and just rode a 142 Watson and loved it! My boards have always been 140 or 142.
Old    Ryan Bush (ryanbush11)      Join Date: May 2003       09-17-2009, 5:01 AM Reply   
I weigh in in the 150s and just switched from a 135 lyman to a 138 Watson, the weight difference with bindings is less than .1lbs, don't think the spin weight is going to matter that much!
Old    justinh            09-17-2009, 6:47 AM Reply   
In 2006, I rocked the 142 at 155lbs or so.
Old    English (kristian)      Join Date: Nov 2002       09-17-2009, 6:53 AM Reply   
If you're over 160lbs you can ride a 142 just fine.

Jeff: At 190lbs you shouldn't even consider a 138. If the watson came in a 144-145 I'd say you'd be best on that. So definitely go for the 142. It'll be so much better for your riding and your knees.
Old    Ray Markham (wakeborder5)      Join Date: Jun 2002       09-17-2009, 7:11 AM Reply   
How tall are you Jeff? I'm 6'-6'1" and 170lb, I have a 139 lyman and won a 138 Severance and I like it, but i feel like the 142 might have been better for me and it seems people have moved toward riding bigger boards these days.
Old    J D (jeff_mn)      Join Date: Jul 2009       09-17-2009, 8:28 AM Reply   
Thank you Bros.

142 it is.

I'm 5'9"
Old    Richard (nauty)      Join Date: Feb 2004       09-17-2009, 8:35 AM Reply   
Anyone in the Dallas area want to trade a 142 for a 138?

I have a 2009 Watson 138 that I wouldn't mind trading for a 2009 Watson 142. My 138 is in excellent condition and has only been used since July. Let me know.
Old    IPLAYFORKEEPS (number55)      Join Date: Jul 2007       09-17-2009, 4:38 PM Reply   
i prefer a 134 to shred the most gnar
Old    Adam Balon (adam_balon)      Join Date: Jul 2003       09-18-2009, 12:25 AM Reply   
yup 42

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