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What size board should I be buying?

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I am thinking of getting a new board next week, but not too sure on the size I should be getting.

 

I would say I am better than a complete beginner but not quite intermediate level yet, and 176cm tall. Any advice would be great.

 

Cheers

Lenny

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The conventional wisdom has it that you should get a board that comes up to somewhere around your nose - so I'm 182 cm and my board is 169 cm - nearer my eyes than my nose, but great in the powder and at speed. I was riding a borrowed board in the 150s when I started and it was terrible - no stability at all.

 

Actually board manufacturers say that it should be decided on weight rather than height, so to modify the conventional wisdom, if you're a fatty, get a board that you can't look over the top of. Also if you have really big feet, say over 34 or something, you may need to get a wide board.

 

Basically, unless you're going to be doing tricks, get something a little on the big side, for stability and a good floating ride in the powder.

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Agree with Ocean11 on this one - something on the big side is probably the best way to go.....you can always grow into it too!

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