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Old     (kl2657)      Join Date: May 2010       05-27-2010, 1:34 PM Reply   
I just picked up a left over CWB Transcend 138 at my local board shop. The rep said that the 138 length would be fine. I currently ride a 138 SOL and have done fine on it. I'm 6' and weigh 185lbs.

When I read through the forums here, it seems like most would recommend this board in a 142 length for my size/weight. This would have been the route I would have taken as well, except that the board price was too good to pass up and they didn't have the 142.

Am I really going to be holding myself back by being on a 138? Does 4cm really make that big a difference?

Old     (jeff_mn)      Join Date: Jul 2009       05-27-2010, 2:27 PM Reply   
I weigh the same and have a Transcend 142. I rode a 138 all the time last year - you'll be fine. Enjoy it - I love this board, so does everyone who rides it.
Old     (kl2657)      Join Date: May 2010       05-27-2010, 6:08 PM Reply   

What made you choose the 142 over the 138?
Old     (baitkiller)      Join Date: Jan 2010       05-27-2010, 6:26 PM Reply   
I'm at 165 on a 138 Transcend and it boots me just fine. I do think you are on the edge though. NO donuts!

Oh, and you are gonna love this board.
Did you get the Answer bindings with the deck?
Old     (dirwoody)      Join Date: Apr 2003       05-27-2010, 6:33 PM Reply   
I have both the 138 and 142, I don't notice that much of a difference between them honestly - I'm 5'11 165lbs
Old     (jeff_mn)      Join Date: Jul 2009       05-28-2010, 7:14 AM Reply   
Originally Posted by kl2657 View Post

What made you choose the 142 over the 138?
Everyone says "bigger is better" these days for board length. The board is so light that I figured the extra length wouldn't hurt (which it doesn't) and the hope is that the landings are softer... I love the board. I'd ride a 138 in this board right now if I got a smokin deal on it. I wouldn't sweat it. Just ride it. I love the board.
Old     (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       05-28-2010, 8:05 AM Reply   
I'm 5-9 170 and I prefer the 142. On big landing the 138 might sink a little more on you. The rep was right, you'll be fine, but you might like the 142 a little more.

Sick board. Everytime I try to change, I always come back to the Transcend.
Old     (cocheese)      Join Date: Jul 2004       05-28-2010, 8:06 AM Reply   
I went from a 141 Absolute to the 138 Transcend and couldn't be happier. I am 6' - 190lbs and don't have any problems. I like the feel of the smaller boards in the air. Seems like less swing weight for the fat guy!
Old     (v220ls)      Join Date: Aug 2004       05-28-2010, 10:22 AM Reply   
6-3 225 here so a little more mass to throw around than others. I have a 138 in my piles of boards. I agree with J-Rod on certain tricks you will sink or drop in deeper on the 138, also maybe because I'm old, I notice the 138 makes we more tired, rides deeper than my 142. I do like that when I ride the 138 I feel like there is no mass and you can throw it around with ease.
Great board!

Old     (travis_briscoe)      Join Date: Sep 2005       05-28-2010, 7:09 PM Reply   
I'm 6' and about 178, haha. I ride a transcend 138, and the only complaint I have is landings in the flats can be kind of rough. I've also recently ridden a lyman 143 and liked the landings, as well as a ronix one 142 and really really liked the landings. I realize those are completely different boards from the transcend, but I do think the longer length helps quite a bit softening up landings. With all of that said, you will be fine on the 138. If you get a chance, try out some longer boards and maybe next time you're looking to buy something you'll end up with a slightly larger one. Good luck and enjoy the new board!


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