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04-19-2009, 04:57 PM
What size board for a 6' 170lb beer drinkin Okie. I'm lookin to buy.
04-19-2009, 05:34 PM
Evogear has a steal on the 2008 Liquid Force PS3. $190 shipped. I think you would need the 137. You can pick up some 2008 LF Transit bindings on Ebay right now for around $120. Nice setup for around $310.
04-20-2009, 12:08 PM
You can click around on here and see every board plus sizes and weight ranges and ratings:
04-20-2009, 05:30 PM
Your more than likely going to want a 140-144cm board. You probably could ride a 137 or so but for your size 140+ will ride a bit higher in the water.
04-20-2009, 06:21 PM
Alot also depends on your style of riding too. My friend sometimes rides a 134 and he is 6'2 200+. Smaller board will be lighter and quicker for you. Longer boards could feel sluggish when turning. If you are just learning though then you might want to try a bigger board, since it will be easier on you for stability.
04-20-2009, 08:15 PM
I have always been told bigger is better. More surface area for better pop. Everyone has their own though. 140 and up.
04-20-2009, 10:01 PM
Thanks for the input, I tried a board that I bought for the kids and it took me quite a while to get my feet out of the bindings.
04-21-2009, 12:31 AM
Bigger will also land softer. A continuous rocker board might be easier to learn on also. I think they are a little more forgiving then 3 stage boards. Not quite so "Bucky".
04-23-2009, 05:42 PM
i agree with the other guy on checking wakeworld.com for the reviews and specs on the boards. length does make a big difference, but people also forget about width, fin configuration, and rocker which also play a big part on how the board reacts.
i think you'd be fine with a 137 - yes you are 6 feet tall, but only 170 lbs. i'm 5'8" and 175 and ride a 139, but i've also enjoyed riding both 135's and 138's.
i can't emphasize enough about reading rider reviews on a board to get a feel about how the board will track, edge, pop, and land.
04-24-2009, 11:56 AM
Demo as many as you can, Or if your buddy's have boards ask for a set on them. Check around for Demo days put on by local shops.
I'm 6'2 220 and I ride a 140 Marius and love it. But it is a wide board you either love it or hate it.
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