Choosing the right size board is a combination of a rider’s height and weight.
Most riders will want the height of their board to be from the chin to the bridge of the nose. If you plan on riding more freestyle you may want a slightly shorter board, and if you plan on riding more freeride you may want a slightly longer board.
The weight range is a recommendation and fairly open, riders will fall either on the heavier side or on the lighter side. If you are on the heavier side, know that the board will feel softer, and if you are on the lighter side, know that the board will feel stiffer.
If you stay outside of the weight range don’t worry, just know the feel of the board might be a little different than advertised.
Getting the right length board will only help to add to the fun you will have while riding.
For those riders that want to check the board out in person before buying, here are some tips for hand flexing boards: Place hand/forearm across the contact points on nose or tail, apply pressure in the middle, and at binding area, you can angle the board slightly. DO NOT hold the tip of the board and then bend it in the middle. This is not a good judge of the flex since most of what is flexing in the tip.
Please contact us if you have any questions that you can find the answers for on our site.