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Old    Tom (teebs125)      Join Date: Aug 2013       08-30-2013, 6:06 AM Reply   
Hey everyone,
Just to introduce myself im teebs, I've been riding for awhile like 8 years, but never seriously only like 5-10 times a summer. Im 6'1 about 170 have a axis 135 with some OT LF bindings Ive had for a long time. I went to a new cable park for the first time a couple weeks ago and am kinda getting hooked into boarding more but I still do most of my riding behind a boat.

Question is I think I want a new board.. woodcore boards seem like they would be fun, I can get a good deal on a 137 slingshot response but is that too small still? Please recommend a board for me.. Im nothing special a few inverts, simple simple spins, and I could dabble on a rail but basic board slides for now maybe a few presses next summer. Im trying to save money too
Old    Jason Callen (westsidarider)      Join Date: Feb 2003       08-30-2013, 6:50 AM Reply   
Board size gets very personal as far as preference goes. Everyone has their own idea as what is a good size for them. I'm about your size and ride a 147 vibe by CWB. I love a huge board= bigger pop, faster, and lands softer. I have a friend about the same size and he loves his 135 LF. Personally I think you should be on something in the 140 range but if at all possible try a few boards, even if they aren't the brand or model you want you can get an idea on how size will change your ride
Old    Tom (teebs125)      Join Date: Aug 2013       08-30-2013, 7:07 AM Reply   
Can two boards the same length be meant for different weights? The other board im looking at is a 137 LF BOB yet the sizing chart for that boards looks like it would be fine for my weight?
Old    Small Light (stephan)      Join Date: Nov 2002       08-30-2013, 7:59 AM Reply   
When it comes to surface area and the weight a board can support, length is only one part of the equation. You should also consider width and the boards profile. Profile is essentially the outline and the transition from mid-width to tip-width. A board that has a wide mid point and carries its width through the tips will have more surface area and could support a bigger person.
Old    Tom (teebs125)      Join Date: Aug 2013       08-30-2013, 8:18 AM Reply   
wise. Thanks man!

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