Originally Posted by rmotoxxx711
Get the 138. Im 5'9" 160 and I ride a 142 Hyperlite Union for my park board and a 140 Marek for my boat board. They always say sizes go off weight but in your case def get a 138 because of your height. You'll def wan a little more board to land on, your stance can get wider for your height, so that your more stable. I wouldn't even consider riding anything smaller than a 137 if i were you and in all honesty if you can't press a 138 you won't be able to press a 134.
The bigger board will land softer too and give you more surface area for sliding
If I were you I would get a 138 Union. The board is virtually indestructible, I ride the hell out of my boards and I've had it since it came out and ran it into obstacles and done things to it that would leave other boards absolutely mangled and seriously little to no damage at all. And since it has the slider track system for mounting your bindings your stance options are endless.
The FLX is a great board but if just seen them fall apart twice as fast and way less durable
Hopefully this all helps you out
I don't understand this reasoning, can you explain?
Personally, if it were me and I was 125#s, I'd consider the smaller board, especially if you're in to spins and inverts. The bigger the board the further the weight is from your rotational center and spins will be harder to initiate and stop.
If you need softer landings (we all do), look at the ergonomics of your squat and adjust your bindings accordingly. Also consider the composition of your bindings. The larger board landing softer theory doesn't make sense to me. In theory a larger surface area will displace more water. In order to do so, you need more weight. Smaller board with the same weight will sink easier and displace less water thus land softer....it won't be as fast though.
GL in your search.