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    Posted: May/31/2011 at 6:54pm
Hi all,
I'm new around here and new to boarding in general.

I've been out a lot but I usually go along a rent some equipment. I want to get my own gear for next season.

By chance a neighbour was getting rid of 2 boards lately. Out in the trash, both are in decent shape, they just weren't being used.


So why not take a look ? :)
Anyway, they are 153cm by the looks of it.
I'm 6ft, and about 180lbs.
I probably already know the answer but do you think this is too small?

I'd be looking for a cheap board just to find my feet (no tricks or jumps yet.. hehe), I'm only learning, thought I wouldnt let these go to waste if I could use them but they might just be too small.

Any thoughts?

Thanks!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/31/2011 at 7:03pm
I'm 5' 8" and 185 lbs, and I usually ride a 156 or a 159.  153 is definitely small, but if it's free and you're just planning on learning, you might be able to get away with it.  Once you start picking up speed, though, you're probably going to start wanting something that's at least a 155-156.  In the garbage though?  How old ARE they?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/31/2011 at 7:11pm
Something is better than nothing.  If they are free, snatch them up.  Like Spenser W said, at higher speeds, they may not be as stable as you'd like them to be. I'm 6-1, 170 and I started out on a 153 twin and rode it just fine for 2 years.  It sucked in the pow since I was so big for the board it would just sink.  Since you most likeley exceed the "recommended weight" for eighter of those boards, you'd probably able to flex the heck out of them, but at least you'll have a little more money in your pocket since you won't have to buy one right away.  I'd say get the boards and if nothing else, sell them if you end up not using them or not liking them.  Either way, you're money ahead.Clap
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/31/2011 at 9:17pm
Thanks guys,
I don't know how old they are but they aren't in bad shape. I think they just couldn't be bothered to sell them and were just spring cleaning.

I'm not planning anything for early next season but hitting the small slopes for a lot of falling over until I find my feet :)
My plan was to buy a cheaper board or a reasonable used board.

I used to race cars and people used always suggest the newest and greatest model but the best advice I ever got was that when you are learning, you won't be fast enough to understand the difference between a new and an old model, when you start to feel it, you are fast enough and you'll reap the benefits of the newer model and its all new springiness.

So I was thinking the same principles applied, here, waste not want not, why throw them away when I could learn to board.

They're probably a bit small but I need to get some boots and bindings anyway, I'm thinking I'll strap myself into this once or twice and if I'm really struggling, I had always planned on getting another better board eventually anyway.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/01/2011 at 6:32am
GraDee, I like your thinking.  The race car analogy was perfect and pretty much applies to snowboards as well.  When you start to get comfortable and you know what your into on the mountain (freeride, park, jibbing, powder etc...) you can get a board a little more specific to what tyoe of rider you are.  Since you are just starting, youre just getting your feet wet so those boards you got will be just fine.  If you have a local shop near by, you may want to take the boards there to see if they need to be tuned, but other than that, you've got the right attitude.  Have fun rippin the mountain!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/01/2011 at 6:51am
Take both of them and see if someone would trade you for a bigger board. Or try amd sell them and buy a new board
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/01/2011 at 7:00am
he said he doesn't want to be bothered to sell it online.
 
just try it out, see what happens. not like your going to hit some pow anyways. groomers should be ok though.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/07/2011 at 12:29am
Worse comes to worse grab them and give them away on the Good Kharma club on here, if there not bad quality someone will atleast pay the shipping, you might even be lucky and if they're good enough you could ask for a trade even if you just ask someone to send you some gloves or something
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/20/2011 at 10:57pm
If you end up deciding to ride it, make sure you check the metal edges are intact.u
And that the base doesn't have any core shots.

Why don't you ask your neighbor why he's throwing them out, might wanna ask him if they're ridable.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/21/2011 at 10:35am
I've seen some dude that was like 6 ft riding a 125.  LOL  But yeah, you should ask him why and maybe he would give you some pointers or even more free swag. 
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