18 Sep 2003 13:55:33
Marty
Board Length

I'm 6'2", 200 lbs...what would be the ideal length for me? I don't do
the park although i'm into some jumps and not really into the pipe. I
had a 162 that faired well and now I have a 164 that i'm itching to
try (Option Vinson). Is it possible that I would need something
longer for powder days or should that do ok? I don't have the budget
to have a separate pow board so I need something that can kind of do
it all. Would a 166 make a substantial difference?

Thanks.


20 Sep 2003 02:50:25
Mike M. Miskulin
Re: Board Length

While pondering the Universe, martyjurak@yahoo.ca (Marty) wrote
<effd05e.0309181255.2d5f83da@posting.google.com >:

>I'm 6'2", 200 lbs...what would be the ideal length for me? I don't do
>the park although i'm into some jumps and not really into the pipe. I
>had a 162 that faired well and now I have a 164 that i'm itching to
>try (Option Vinson). Is it possible that I would need something
>longer for powder days or should that do ok?

How was the 162 on powder days? If you found it pretty ok, then the
164 should be fine too.

> I don't have the budget
>to have a separate pow board so I need something that can kind of do
>it all. Would a 166 make a substantial difference?

You probably wont notice a great difference in riding with a 2cm diff,
but with 4 you will probably feel different. How many powder days do
you see in your area (and that you can actually get to ride)? *Generally
speaking* the longer the board the less maneuverable it is, so if you
will be on lots of narrow or bumpy stuff maybe it wont pay.