Which SWOARD to get?

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Which SWOARD to get?

Post by 5_against_1 » Wednesday 9 January 2013, 21:04

Hi,

I’m just about to order a Swoard and I’m torned between two models (168H or 175M).

Here are my dimensions.

Weight: 182 lbs (82.7 kg) I plan to lose some weight though, my target weight is 170 to 175 (77 to 79kg)
Height: My height is about 182 cm (right on the suggested cutover to a 175 board)
Feet size: 9 US (Current snowboard boots are size mondo 27 and they’re a bit small... So 27.5 would probably be better. I plan on buying new boots in the future)

Riding style? Trying to achieve smooth extreme carving. 80% groomed slopes... 20% powder/soft snow.

Which board should I get?

Thank you,

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Re: Which SWOARD to get?

Post by joemzl » Wednesday 9 January 2013, 22:00

My dates are the same and I just ordered a 168H.
Would be the right one for you too.

But - if it´s not only a plan to loose weight
And - if you are often on hardpacked or icy snow, the 168M could be a possibility too. :think:
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Re: Which SWOARD to get?

Post by fivat » Wednesday 9 January 2013, 23:13

That's right. With this feet size, the 175 would be too wide.
168H for now, 168M later. ;-)

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Re: Which SWOARD to get?

Post by 5_against_1 » Wednesday 9 January 2013, 23:15

What a hard decision!!! I used to be 220lbs... lost about 40lbs in the last few years. Now I plan to lose some more but where will/should I stop? 175? 170? 165? 160?... tough decision.

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Re: Which SWOARD to get?

Post by 5_against_1 » Thursday 10 January 2013, 0:22

Do the boards get softer over time?

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Re: Which SWOARD to get?

Post by tali » Thursday 10 January 2013, 2:39

Hi! With 168H you can safely go down to 170 lbs. 8) How much time do you think it will take you?

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Re: Which SWOARD to get?

Post by 5_against_1 » Thursday 10 January 2013, 3:35

I'd say a year. So next year I would ride at 170lbs (77kg). It looks like a lot of people can handle the 168H at 77kg... So it sounds like that's what I'm going to get.

Thanks people,

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Re: Which SWOARD to get?

Post by Arnaud » Thursday 10 January 2013, 9:49

5_against_1 wrote: It looks like a lot of people can handle the 168H at 77kg.
Yes, the boards are really easygoing.
Last week a friend of mine weighting only 65kg tried my own board (168 H) and didn't have any problem with stiffness :)

For your feet size, height and weight a 168 H is a good choice.
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