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    Posted: Jan/23/2013 at 11:00am
Hey guys... I'm trying to decide between a board that is 140 cm and 143 cm. I am approximately 5'2" and 98 lbs. I am a beginner rider, just started linking my turns and I am looking to buy my first board. Any feedback would be much appreciated!!
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  Quote Witty1 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/23/2013 at 11:40am
of course this depends on the specific board design you're looking to get. but I'd reccomend the 143 as it will be longer as you progress a little.
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  Quote Witty1 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/23/2013 at 11:41am
check out this thread

http://trusnow.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=53416
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With your weight n height, u are in the 138 range. I'll suggest a 140.
Since you're a beginner and I'm assuming that you won't be bombing down the slope too often yet, a longer board will be counter-productive mostly due to the extra weight and length which you will fatigue faster, more effort to control and manipulate, and less forgiving.
By the time you are bombing down slopes, you will have already learned how to control your board so a 140 won't be a problem. Plus you're a light weight rider, not having enough pressure on the edges will make the ride more sketchy. A longer board will have less pressure on the edges due to pressure disturbution.
If you're serious bout the sport, get a camber. It'll teach you more and help u progress faster.
If you just wanna have fun and only going to the slopes few times a year, it doesn't really matter which camber profile.
But try to stay away from stiffer boards, is easier to manipulate a softer board...or more forgiving.
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  Quote imurdaddy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/23/2013 at 4:00pm
i found my size board at this website

http://www.evo.com/how-to-choose-a-snowboard-size-chart-and-buying-guide.aspx
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  Quote tanski Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/24/2013 at 5:00am
Thanks for the thorough response! That was extremely helpful. I have been looking at the Capita Saturnia and the Capita Space Metal Fantasy FK. Are you familiar with either of these boards? If so, which would you recommend?
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I'm going to assume you're teaker's gf since he asked the same question in regards to the saturnia and space metal fantasy.  Here's the response I gave him:


I've ridden the capita saturnia for the past 2 seasons and I love it.  I can take it anywhere. Groomers, park, off groomers.  Holds an edge well but it's still playful and that thing is pretty good at taking hits (I hit a lot of things like trees, rocks).  It's an easy board to maintain since the base is extruded.  This board is a camber board.

I haven't ridden the space metal fantasy, but I know 2 people on here who have and they both loved it too.  This is a flat kick style board and it's a tad bit softer than the saturnia just looking at the flex rating on their site.  Flat kick is a little bit more forgiving in terms of catching edges. 

I don't think you can go wrong with either one of those board choices.
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My friend about same weight and height, started with a 142cm and complained that it's not stable enough at higher speeds.  She tried my 150cm board and loved how she was grounded over bumps/moguls.  Now she's planning to get a 140cm since it's more flexible and easier to butter with.  Longer board = stable; shorter board = playful.  Hope this helps.
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  Quote tanski Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/25/2013 at 10:16am
Thanks everyone for the responses! I have finally made a decision and I couldn't have done it without you guys. I'm going with the capita saturnia 140cm. WISH ME LUCK on DA slopes. xo

And yes, hana24, you caught me. I am teaker's girlfriend. You're good. And thanks so much for the responses on both posts. Very helpful! I'm super pumped on my decision.

Au revoir, mes amis.
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  Quote Muse25 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/25/2013 at 11:20am
Good choice! Welcome to a new addiction! Later on when you start bombing down mtn. you'll want a longer board. I'm 5'0 and I ride a 146, I had a 139 at one point ;)
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