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    Posted: Mar/12/2009 at 9:26pm

whats more important? weight or height when it comes to snowboard?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/13/2009 at 2:04am
i believe weight is more important then height. Though they both play a role in determining length.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/13/2009 at 2:33am
Agreed that weight is more important. Its also important to know what type of boarding you're going to be doing ie. freeride, all-mountain or freestyle.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/13/2009 at 4:42am
Don't eat too many doughnuts before you ride or you'll have to size up your stick.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/13/2009 at 7:59am
Originally posted by Chop

Don't eat too many doughnuts before you ride or you'll have to size up your stick.
 
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definately weight comes first to sizing. 
i knew a short fat kid who was 5 ft and weighed 200 lbs
but he could not control a 156 worth a sh*t.  he ended up switching to a 150 lol
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/13/2009 at 5:36pm
hahaha! the longer the board the faster u go?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/13/2009 at 6:01pm
depending on skill... you can ride a longer or shorter board.  

but manufacturers have an ideal weight for the size of the board, in order to make it perform  as they have tested them.  example: same exact 150 cm board. a 200 lb dude would think its really flexy, where a 150 lb dude would think it was stiff as hell.

over all i think weight should be considered first, then height. 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/14/2009 at 12:48pm
weight is more important altho height needs sum consideration
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/17/2009 at 12:58pm
for beginner or using for park, a short and soft board is bestWink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/17/2009 at 1:35pm
wouldnt a short n stiff board be betteR?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/18/2009 at 12:27am
weight is definitely more important. but height should be calculated into it too.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/18/2009 at 4:20am
height is important when you think about flexing and butter tricks ... you have a higher leverage point so the taller you are, the more length you can take if that is your thing ... for just free riding, its a weight thing.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/18/2009 at 10:57pm
Weight is more important than height. However, longer boards are harder to maneuver than shorter boards, but they are faster.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/19/2009 at 3:34am
Originally posted by BboyTommy

wouldnt a short n stiff board be betteR?


weight is more of a consideration but it all depends on what you want to do with it.

shorter, softer boards are easier to maneuver due to the softer torsional flex of the board and the smaller sidecut radius making them better for park riding, but they can oscillate or chatter if ridden ridden too fast.

Longer, stiffer boards with larger sidecuts will be more stable at higher speeds, but less usable in tight spaces or crowds. In fact, really the large radii powder boards are not that carvable at slower speeds.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/19/2009 at 11:16am

basically

Board size... hight - 8inch...(in an average weight person)
 
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/22/2009 at 4:28pm
Weight is more important than height, but skill level and type of riding play major parts in what length of board you get.  Park boards tend to be a few cm shorter than what you might ride for groomers and will tend to be softer and more forgiving.  A good medium flex all mountain board is the Burton Custom or Supermodel for an all-around ride.  A stiffer, longer board will be less forgiving and harder to handle.
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