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Shape & Sizes variables

Length - Boards for children are as short as 90 centimeters; boards for racers, or "alpine" riders, are as long as 215 cm. Most people ride boards in the 140-165 cm range. It is a myth that the height of the rider dictates the length of the snowboard. Rather, snowboards correspond to the weight of the rider, and a board length should be selected so the rider falls in the middle of the manufacturer's weight range for that model and size. The longer the board, the more stable it is at high speed, but also a bit tougher to control. Another factor riders consider when selecting a snowboard is the type of riding it will be used for, freestyle boards being shorter than all-mountain boards.

 

Width - The width is typically measured at the waist of the board, since the nose and tail width varies with the sidecut and taper. Freestyle boards are up to 28 cm wide, to assist with balance. Alpine boards are typically 18-21 cm wide, although they can be as narrow as 15 cm. Most folks ride boards in the 24-25 cm range. Riders with larger feet(US size 10+) may have problems with narrower boards, as they have subsatntially less surface area along the edges. As a result, a rider's toes and/or heels may extend over the edge of the board, and interfere with the board's ability to make turns once it is set on edge, or 'get hung up on the snow.' This is called toe/heel-drag, and can be cured by either choosing a wider board (26cm or more), adjusting the stance angle, or a combination of the two.

 

Sidecut - The edges of the board are symmetrically curved concavely, so that the width at the tip and tail is greater than the center. This curve aids turning and affects the board's handling. The curve has a radius that might be a short as 5 meters on a child's board or as large as 17 meters on a racer's board. Most boards use a sidecut radius between 8-9 meters. Shorter sidecut radii (tighter turns) are generally used for halfpipe riding while longer sidecut radii (wider turns) are used for freeride/alpine/racing riding.

 

Flex - The flexibility of a snowboard affects its handling and typically varies with the rider's weight. Usually a softer flex makes turning easier while a harder flex makes the board more stable at high speed. There is no standard way to quantify snowboard stiffness, but novices tend to prefer softer flex, racers stiffer flex, and everyone else something in between.

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Thanks for the information, comes usfull for my lil bro.  Peace
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Hey, what about stance width? :) I think its pretty important :)
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Stance width is personal preference.  Might want to start a little more than shoulder width apart and play with it from there.   For angles, most people start +15 degrees on the front and 0 on the back.  My personal preference is to duck the stance, so you may want to try +15/-3.  I ride mostly park and also both directions pretty comfortably, so I keep my stance a little wider, centered at 24", and the same angles for both feet, +15/-15.
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It is a myth that the height of the rider dictates the length of the snowboard. Rather, snowboards correspond to the weight of the rider, and a board length should be selected so the rider falls in the middle of the manufacturer's weight range for that model and size.


I think you need to hold an in store clinic with a few select members of your company. They haven't grasped this concept yet.
 
I'm pretty sure that it's just been me and Brody disagreeing with this dog pile.  And, well, I'm not a staff.  So, that means that they only need to hold an in-store clinic with one staff.  And then maybe he can still teach a thing or two. 
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It is a myth that the height of the rider dictates the length of the snowboard. Rather, snowboards correspond to the weight of the rider, and a board length should be selected so the rider falls in the middle of the manufacturer's weight range for that model and size.


I think you need to hold an in store clinic with a few select members of your company. They haven't grasped this concept yet.
 
I'm pretty sure that it's just been me and Brody disagreeing with this dog pile.  And, well, I'm not a staff.  So, that means that they only need to hold an in-store clinic with one staff.  And then maybe he can still teach a thing or two. 
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It is a myth that the height of the rider dictates the length of the snowboard. Rather, snowboards correspond to the weight of the rider, and a board length should be selected so the rider falls in the middle of the manufacturer's weight range for that model and size.


I think you need to hold an in store clinic with a few select members of your company. They haven't grasped this concept yet.
 
I'm pretty sure that it's just been me and Brody disagreeing with this dog pile.  And, well, I'm not a staff.  So, that means that they only need to hold an in-store clinic with one staff.  And then maybe he can still teach a thing or two. 
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Originally posted by Fearme

It is a myth that the height of the rider dictates the length of the snowboard. Rather, snowboards correspond to the weight of the rider, and a board length should be selected so the rider falls in the middle of the manufacturer's weight range for that model and size.


I think you need to hold an in store clinic with a few select members of your company. They haven't grasped this concept yet.
 
I'm pretty sure that it's just been me and Brody disagreeing with this dog pile.  And, well, I'm not a staff.  So, that means that they only need to hold an in-store clinic with one staff.  And then maybe he can still teach a thing or two. 
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Originally posted by Fearme

It is a myth that the height of the rider dictates the length of the snowboard. Rather, snowboards correspond to the weight of the rider, and a board length should be selected so the rider falls in the middle of the manufacturer's weight range for that model and size.


I think you need to hold an in store clinic with a few select members of your company. They haven't grasped this concept yet.
 
I'm pretty sure that it's just been me and Brody disagreeing with this dog pile.  And, well, I'm not a staff.  So, that means that they only need to hold an in-store clinic with one staff.  And then maybe he can still teach a thing or two. 
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Originally posted by Fearme

It is a myth that the height of the rider dictates the length of the snowboard. Rather, snowboards correspond to the weight of the rider, and a board length should be selected so the rider falls in the middle of the manufacturer's weight range for that model and size.


I think you need to hold an in store clinic with a few select members of your company. They haven't grasped this concept yet.
 
I'm pretty sure that it's just been me and Brody disagreeing with this dog pile.  And, well, I'm not a staff.  So, that means that they only need to hold an in-store clinic with one staff.  And then maybe he can still teach a thing or two. 
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Originally posted by Fearme

It is a myth that the height of the rider dictates the length of the snowboard. Rather, snowboards correspond to the weight of the rider, and a board length should be selected so the rider falls in the middle of the manufacturer's weight range for that model and size.


I think you need to hold an in store clinic with a few select members of your company. They haven't grasped this concept yet.
 
I'm pretty sure that it's just been me and Brody disagreeing with this dog pile.  And, well, I'm not a staff.  So, that means that they only need to hold an in-store clinic with one staff.  And then maybe he can still teach a thing or two. 
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Originally posted by Fearme

It is a myth that the height of the rider dictates the length of the snowboard. Rather, snowboards correspond to the weight of the rider, and a board length should be selected so the rider falls in the middle of the manufacturer's weight range for that model and size.


I think you need to hold an in store clinic with a few select members of your company. They haven't grasped this concept yet.
 
I'm pretty sure that it's just been me and Brody disagreeing with this dog pile.  And, well, I'm not a staff.  So, that means that they only need to hold an in-store clinic with one staff.  And then maybe he can still teach a thing or two. 
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Originally posted by Fearme

It is a myth that the height of the rider dictates the length of the snowboard. Rather, snowboards correspond to the weight of the rider, and a board length should be selected so the rider falls in the middle of the manufacturer's weight range for that model and size.


I think you need to hold an in store clinic with a few select members of your company. They haven't grasped this concept yet.
 
I'm pretty sure that it's just been me and Brody disagreeing with this dog pile.  And, well, I'm not a staff.  So, that means that they only need to hold an in-store clinic with one staff.  And then maybe he can still teach a thing or two. 
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It is a myth that the height of the rider dictates the length of the snowboard. Rather, snowboards correspond to the weight of the rider, and a board length should be selected so the rider falls in the middle of the manufacturer's weight range for that model and size.


I think you need to hold an in store clinic with a few select members of your company. They haven't grasped this concept yet.
 
I'm pretty sure that it's just been me and Brody disagreeing with this dog pile.  And, well, I'm not a staff.  So, that means that they only need to hold an in-store clinic with one staff.  And then maybe he can still teach a thing or two. 
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It is a myth that the height of the rider dictates the length of the snowboard. Rather, snowboards correspond to the weight of the rider, and a board length should be selected so the rider falls in the middle of the manufacturer's weight range for that model and size.


I think you need to hold an in store clinic with a few select members of your company. They haven't grasped this concept yet.
 
I'm pretty sure that it's just been me and Brody disagreeing with this dog pile.  And, well, I'm not a staff.  So, that means that they only need to hold an in-store clinic with one staff.  And then maybe he can still teach a thing or two. 
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It is a myth that the height of the rider dictates the length of the snowboard. Rather, snowboards correspond to the weight of the rider, and a board length should be selected so the rider falls in the middle of the manufacturer's weight range for that model and size.


I think you need to hold an in store clinic with a few select members of your company. They haven't grasped this concept yet.
 
I'm pretty sure that it's just been me and Brody disagreeing with this dog pile.  And, well, I'm not a staff.  So, that means that they only need to hold an in-store clinic with one staff.  And then maybe he can still teach a thing or two. 
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It is a myth that the height of the rider dictates the length of the snowboard. Rather, snowboards correspond to the weight of the rider, and a board length should be selected so the rider falls in the middle of the manufacturer's weight range for that model and size.


I think you need to hold an in store clinic with a few select members of your company. They haven't grasped this concept yet.
 
I'm pretty sure that it's just been me and Brody disagreeing with this dog pile.  And, well, I'm not a staff.  So, that means that they only need to hold an in-store clinic with one staff.  And then maybe he can still teach a thing or two. 
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It is a myth that the height of the rider dictates the length of the snowboard. Rather, snowboards correspond to the weight of the rider, and a board length should be selected so the rider falls in the middle of the manufacturer's weight range for that model and size.


I think you need to hold an in store clinic with a few select members of your company. They haven't grasped this concept yet.
 
I'm pretty sure that it's just been me and Brody disagreeing with this dog pile.  And, well, I'm not a staff.  So, that means that they only need to hold an in-store clinic with one staff.  And then maybe he can still teach a thing or two. 
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Originally posted by Fearme

It is a myth that the height of the rider dictates the length of the snowboard. Rather, snowboards correspond to the weight of the rider, and a board length should be selected so the rider falls in the middle of the manufacturer's weight range for that model and size.


I think you need to hold an in store clinic with a few select members of your company. They haven't grasped this concept yet.
 
I'm pretty sure that it's just been me and Brody disagreeing with this dog pile.  And, well, I'm not a staff.  So, that means that they only need to hold an in-store clinic with one staff.  And then maybe he can still teach a thing or two. 
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Originally posted by Fearme

It is a myth that the height of the rider dictates the length of the snowboard. Rather, snowboards correspond to the weight of the rider, and a board length should be selected so the rider falls in the middle of the manufacturer's weight range for that model and size.


I think you need to hold an in store clinic with a few select members of your company. They haven't grasped this concept yet.
 
I'm pretty sure that it's just been me and Brody disagreeing with this dog pile.  And, well, I'm not a staff.  So, that means that they only need to hold an in-store clinic with one staff.  And then maybe he can still teach a thing or two. 
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Originally posted by Fearme

It is a myth that the height of the rider dictates the length of the snowboard. Rather, snowboards correspond to the weight of the rider, and a board length should be selected so the rider falls in the middle of the manufacturer's weight range for that model and size.


I think you need to hold an in store clinic with a few select members of your company. They haven't grasped this concept yet.
 
I'm pretty sure that it's just been me and Brody disagreeing with this dog pile.  And, well, I'm not a staff.  So, that means that they only need to hold an in-store clinic with one staff.  And then maybe he can still teach a thing or two. 
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It is a myth that the height of the rider dictates the length of the snowboard. Rather, snowboards correspond to the weight of the rider, and a board length should be selected so the rider falls in the middle of the manufacturer's weight range for that model and size.


I think you need to hold an in store clinic with a few select members of your company. They haven't grasped this concept yet.
 
I'm pretty sure that it's just been me and Brody disagreeing with this dog pile.  And, well, I'm not a staff.  So, that means that they only need to hold an in-store clinic with one staff.  And then maybe he can still teach a thing or two. 
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It is a myth that the height of the rider dictates the length of the snowboard. Rather, snowboards correspond to the weight of the rider, and a board length should be selected so the rider falls in the middle of the manufacturer's weight range for that model and size.


I think you need to hold an in store clinic with a few select members of your company. They haven't grasped this concept yet.
 
I'm pretty sure that it's just been me and Brody disagreeing with this dog pile.  And, well, I'm not a staff.  So, that means that they only need to hold an in-store clinic with one staff.  And then maybe he can still teach a thing or two. 
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It is a myth that the height of the rider dictates the length of the snowboard. Rather, snowboards correspond to the weight of the rider, and a board length should be selected so the rider falls in the middle of the manufacturer's weight range for that model and size.


I think you need to hold an in store clinic with a few select members of your company. They haven't grasped this concept yet.
 
I'm pretty sure that it's just been me and Brody disagreeing with this dog pile.  And, well, I'm not a staff.  So, that means that they only need to hold an in-store clinic with one staff.  And then maybe he can still teach a thing or two. 
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It is a myth that the height of the rider dictates the length of the snowboard. Rather, snowboards correspond to the weight of the rider, and a board length should be selected so the rider falls in the middle of the manufacturer's weight range for that model and size.


I think you need to hold an in store clinic with a few select members of your company. They haven't grasped this concept yet.
 
I'm pretty sure that it's just been me and Brody disagreeing with this dog pile.  And, well, I'm not a staff.  So, that means that they only need to hold an in-store clinic with one staff.  And then maybe he can still teach a thing or two. 
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It is a myth that the height of the rider dictates the length of the snowboard. Rather, snowboards correspond to the weight of the rider, and a board length should be selected so the rider falls in the middle of the manufacturer's weight range for that model and size.


I think you need to hold an in store clinic with a few select members of your company. They haven't grasped this concept yet.
 
I'm pretty sure that it's just been me and Brody disagreeing with this dog pile.  And, well, I'm not a staff.  So, that means that they only need to hold an in-store clinic with one staff.  And then maybe he can still teach a thing or two. 
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Originally posted by Fearme

It is a myth that the height of the rider dictates the length of the snowboard. Rather, snowboards correspond to the weight of the rider, and a board length should be selected so the rider falls in the middle of the manufacturer's weight range for that model and size.


I think you need to hold an in store clinic with a few select members of your company. They haven't grasped this concept yet.
 
I'm pretty sure that it's just been me and Brody disagreeing with this dog pile.  And, well, I'm not a staff.  So, that means that they only need to hold an in-store clinic with one staff.  And then maybe he can still teach a thing or two. 
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It is a myth that the height of the rider dictates the length of the snowboard. Rather, snowboards correspond to the weight of the rider, and a board length should be selected so the rider falls in the middle of the manufacturer's weight range for that model and size.


I think you need to hold an in store clinic with a few select members of your company. They haven't grasped this concept yet.
 
I'm pretty sure that it's just been me and Brody disagreeing with this dog pile.  And, well, I'm not a staff.  So, that means that they only need to hold an in-store clinic with one staff.  And then maybe he can still teach a thing or two. 
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It is a myth that the height of the rider dictates the length of the snowboard. Rather, snowboards correspond to the weight of the rider, and a board length should be selected so the rider falls in the middle of the manufacturer's weight range for that model and size.


I think you need to hold an in store clinic with a few select members of your company. They haven't grasped this concept yet.
 
I'm pretty sure that it's just been me and Brody disagreeing with this dog pile.  And, well, I'm not a staff.  So, that means that they only need to hold an in-store clinic with one staff.  And then maybe he can still teach a thing or two. 
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It is a myth that the height of the rider dictates the length of the snowboard. Rather, snowboards correspond to the weight of the rider, and a board length should be selected so the rider falls in the middle of the manufacturer's weight range for that model and size.


I think you need to hold an in store clinic with a few select members of your company. They haven't grasped this concept yet.
 
I'm pretty sure that it's just been me and Brody disagreeing with this dog pile.  And, well, I'm not a staff.  So, that means that they only need to hold an in-store clinic with one staff.  And then maybe he can still teach a thing or two. 
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It is a myth that the height of the rider dictates the length of the snowboard. Rather, snowboards correspond to the weight of the rider, and a board length should be selected so the rider falls in the middle of the manufacturer's weight range for that model and size.


I think you need to hold an in store clinic with a few select members of your company. They haven't grasped this concept yet.
 
I'm pretty sure that it's just been me and Brody disagreeing with this dog pile.  And, well, I'm not a staff.  So, that means that they only need to hold an in-store clinic with one staff.  And then maybe he can still teach a thing or two. 
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It is a myth that the height of the rider dictates the length of the snowboard. Rather, snowboards correspond to the weight of the rider, and a board length should be selected so the rider falls in the middle of the manufacturer's weight range for that model and size.


I think you need to hold an in store clinic with a few select members of your company. They haven't grasped this concept yet.
 
I'm pretty sure that it's just been me and Brody disagreeing with this dog pile.  And, well, I'm not a staff.  So, that means that they only need to hold an in-store clinic with one staff.  And then maybe he can still teach a thing or two. 
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It is a myth that the height of the rider dictates the length of the snowboard. Rather, snowboards correspond to the weight of the rider, and a board length should be selected so the rider falls in the middle of the manufacturer's weight range for that model and size.


I think you need to hold an in store clinic with a few select members of your company. They haven't grasped this concept yet.
 
I'm pretty sure that it's just been me and Brody disagreeing with this dog pile.  And, well, I'm not a staff.  So, that means that they only need to hold an in-store clinic with one staff.  And then maybe he can still teach a thing or two. 
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It is a myth that the height of the rider dictates the length of the snowboard. Rather, snowboards correspond to the weight of the rider, and a board length should be selected so the rider falls in the middle of the manufacturer's weight range for that model and size.


I think you need to hold an in store clinic with a few select members of your company. They haven't grasped this concept yet.
 
I'm pretty sure that it's just been me and Brody disagreeing with this dog pile.  And, well, I'm not a staff.  So, that means that they only need to hold an in-store clinic with one staff.  And then maybe he can still teach a thing or two. 
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It is a myth that the height of the rider dictates the length of the snowboard. Rather, snowboards correspond to the weight of the rider, and a board length should be selected so the rider falls in the middle of the manufacturer's weight range for that model and size.


I think you need to hold an in store clinic with a few select members of your company. They haven't grasped this concept yet.
 
I'm pretty sure that it's just been me and Brody disagreeing with this dog pile.  And, well, I'm not a staff.  So, that means that they only need to hold an in-store clinic with one staff.  And then maybe he can still teach a thing or two. 
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  Quote Guests Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/09/2006 at 6:56pm
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It is a myth that the height of the rider dictates the length of the snowboard. Rather, snowboards correspond to the weight of the rider, and a board length should be selected so the rider falls in the middle of the manufacturer's weight range for that model and size.


I think you need to hold an in store clinic with a few select members of your company. They haven't grasped this concept yet.
 
I'm pretty sure that it's just been me and Brody disagreeing with this dog pile.  And, well, I'm not a staff.  So, that means that they only need to hold an in-store clinic with one staff.  And then maybe he can still teach a thing or two. 
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  Quote Guests Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/09/2006 at 6:56pm
Originally posted by Fearme

It is a myth that the height of the rider dictates the length of the snowboard. Rather, snowboards correspond to the weight of the rider, and a board length should be selected so the rider falls in the middle of the manufacturer's weight range for that model and size.


I think you need to hold an in store clinic with a few select members of your company. They haven't grasped this concept yet.
 
I'm pretty sure that it's just been me and Brody disagreeing with this dog pile.  And, well, I'm not a staff.  So, that means that they only need to hold an in-store clinic with one staff.  And then maybe he can still teach a thing or two. 
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  Quote Guests Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/09/2006 at 6:56pm
Originally posted by Fearme

It is a myth that the height of the rider dictates the length of the snowboard. Rather, snowboards correspond to the weight of the rider, and a board length should be selected so the rider falls in the middle of the manufacturer's weight range for that model and size.


I think you need to hold an in store clinic with a few select members of your company. They haven't grasped this concept yet.
 
I'm pretty sure that it's just been me and Brody disagreeing with this dog pile.  And, well, I'm not a staff.  So, that means that they only need to hold an in-store clinic with one staff.  And then maybe he can still teach a thing or two. 
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  Quote Guests Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/09/2006 at 6:56pm
Originally posted by Fearme

It is a myth that the height of the rider dictates the length of the snowboard. Rather, snowboards correspond to the weight of the rider, and a board length should be selected so the rider falls in the middle of the manufacturer's weight range for that model and size.


I think you need to hold an in store clinic with a few select members of your company. They haven't grasped this concept yet.
 
I'm pretty sure that it's just been me and Brody disagreeing with this dog pile.  And, well, I'm not a staff.  So, that means that they only need to hold an in-store clinic with one staff.  And then maybe he can still teach a thing or two. 
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  Quote Guests Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/09/2006 at 6:56pm
Originally posted by Fearme

It is a myth that the height of the rider dictates the length of the snowboard. Rather, snowboards correspond to the weight of the rider, and a board length should be selected so the rider falls in the middle of the manufacturer's weight range for that model and size.


I think you need to hold an in store clinic with a few select members of your company. They haven't grasped this concept yet.
 
I'm pretty sure that it's just been me and Brody disagreeing with this dog pile.  And, well, I'm not a staff.  So, that means that they only need to hold an in-store clinic with one staff.  And then maybe he can still teach a thing or two. 
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  Quote Guests Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/09/2006 at 6:56pm
Originally posted by Fearme

It is a myth that the height of the rider dictates the length of the snowboard. Rather, snowboards correspond to the weight of the rider, and a board length should be selected so the rider falls in the middle of the manufacturer's weight range for that model and size.


I think you need to hold an in store clinic with a few select members of your company. They haven't grasped this concept yet.
 
I'm pretty sure that it's just been me and Brody disagreeing with this dog pile.  And, well, I'm not a staff.  So, that means that they only need to hold an in-store clinic with one staff.  And then maybe he can still teach a thing or two. 
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I have sz 11 feet, can I get away with a 25.2 cm waist width? Basically wat's the minimum waist width for me? And also, I've seen boots advertising that they're volume and length is a whole size smaller (I think it may just be Forum boots I heard this from). Will they actually help my situation?

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I have sz 11 feet, can I get away with a 25.2 cm waist width? Basically
wat's the minimum waist width for me? And also, I've seen boots
advertising that they're volume and length is a whole size smaller (I
think it may just be Forum boots I heard this from). Will they actually help my situation?

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Dependant on angles, stance width, and boots you could swing a 25.2 I wear and 11 and rock boards with 24.7 waist widths fine.

The boots your thinking of are the Salomon Fusion series, DC Park boot (crap), Ride The one, and Burton boxer (crap). Out of those the Salomons will probably be the most dead on for everything. But you gotta try before you buy.

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  Quote nefarious Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/07/2006 at 7:36pm
what would happen if i went a little over the recommended weight on a board? 
 
for example, i now am 185 lbs. and my board is 155cm.  it seems comfortable to me on the slopes. but, how will this affect my performance for this board (in terms of the future)?  how much of a difference will it make if i got an additional board that was longer, say a 166?
 
btw, i'm still kinda new; i usually go on every run other than the diamond ones.  the pipe is still a future goal down the road for me.


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If u dont visit par & pipe too often, bigger board wold be much more fun 4 u. But 166 is toooo much... I'd recomend 159

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the longer board will definitely be better for pow and speed....

i'm rocking a 61 and i'm 5'10"ish.....
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I'm 6'1" and 250lbs.
 
I bought a 157cm board because it was the longest used board that I could find and I can't afford new gear.
 
I've only ridden three times but I don't seem to be having any issues with this board.  I can link turns, do ollies, butters and air to fakie.  But I wonder, am I too heavy for this board?  I don't see a problem unless I get into some pow.
 
Actually, I do feel a little unstable on hard stops at high speed but I don't know if that is the board or my lack of experience.  FYI, I have about 1" of toe and heel overhang.
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Really it comes down to personal preference, but to me that would be too small.  I'm 6'4", 235 and when I rode a 158cm earlier this season it felt too small.  But you'll probably only notice a huge difference if you riding super fast or carving really hard down a steep hill.
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i'm a beginner girl, and i'm five feet tall and chunky at 140 lbs. so according to your chart i should be riding the biggest women's board possible! i've only ridden a couple times and the rentals put me on a 140cm cuz i'm short- should i stick with that, or seriously ride a 159? i can't imagine i'd have any control on such a big board... help.
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