Posted: 01 March 2012 04:42 PM
I am 5’8” 170 and I am an intermediate or a bit above level rider. I have been riding 13 yrs now and I love the sport. I have just ordered an arbor Westmark. I ride mostly park kickers, in the 30-50 foot range I would say and do a few rails as well and am keen on riding groomers fast occasionally and popping Ollies, 180’s and 270’s on flat. I rock a 22.5-23 inch stance. I am on a burton joystick 154 currently and have never owned or ridden a board longer than that. Do you think I should have gone for the 153? Or will I not notice too much difference between a 154 and 156? I figured since its a softer board, it would give me a little extra stability to go longer. Was I wrong or should I still be able to play and spin on the 156 without too much difficulty?
Thanks for any input!
Posted: 01 March 2012 06:40 PM
1cm longer on the nose and tail… you won’t notice the difference. The Westmark is pretty damn soft so I shouldn’t think you’ll find it too much board at 170lbs. Relax and enjoy the ride.