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Height and weight don�t so solely determine the size snowboard you should ride, but it gives us a range of board to choose from. Every snowboard has a desired rider weight range. Ideally you want your weight to fall into the center of the weight range. For example, the snowboard I ride is a 157. The weight range on my board is from 140-180 pounds. I weigh 160lbs, which falls perfectly in the board�s weight range. Weight is more important than height; height just helps compliment your weight. It is more important to have a snowboard designed for your weight, than having one in between your chin and nose. For your case, a size 156-158 should suit you perfectly.

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Well a snowboard is meant to do 2 things:

*bend with you

*support you

All-Around Use (All-Mountain): An all-around size should come to your chin. This method yields a board that is both long enough to handle riding the terrain of the whole mountain and nimble.

enough for half-pipe riding.

Carving/Powder (Big Mountain): If you stick to the groomed terrain and like to carve your turns aggressively, than choose a board length that reaches your mouth. This size will give you more control at higher speeds and more floatation in fresh snow.

Tricks/Handrails (Freestyle): Choose a board that is as tall as your Adam's Apple if you like the terrain park and frequently slide boxes and rails. Shorter boards with wider stances are easier to spin, balance on rails, and save off-balance landings.

Other

Most people should fit in the middle of the weight range listed on the back of a snowboard. Different board models can be softer or stiffer (and therefore support different rider weights), so consult the weight charts and choose wisely.

Most large snowboards from 163cm on up possess greater stiffness for larger riders. Many All- Mountain boards only come as big as 168cm. The additional stiffness of these bigger boards should work for riders up to 300 pounds. A snowboard any longer than 168cm may be too heavy and chatter at higher speeds.

Foot size 10+ should ride on a "Wide" snowboard - for safety and reduced "toe drag"

Freestyle riding is often done with a shorter board to allow better maneuverability and swing

Weight

Free Riding, deep snow and racing boards will be longer in size for stability and high-speed carving. A lighter person on a longer board will usually have problems controlling their board and initiating turns.

Height

Height usually comes into play when the rider's height and weight are not proportional.

An unusually tall rider that is relatively skinny may opt for a longer board. The leverage they gain from the added height will help offset any loss of control they may encounter.

The same holds true for a heavier/shorter rider. They may benefit from a bit shorter of a board, due to the loss of leverage from their height.

Foot size

Snowboard boots are sized the same as regular shoes and sneakers, therefore, your shoe size will be the same as your boot size.

The fit of a snowboard boot should be snug and your heel needs to stay in place when flexed, so if you are between sizes go for the smaller size.

Gender

As with weight, gender is a critical factor in determining the appropriate equipment for the rider. As a rule, a women's physiology differs from a man's in three main ways: foot size, center of gravity, and body mass- all of which effect the way a snowboarder interacts with their equipment. Women almost always have a smaller foot and a lower center of gravity. Female riders of all abilities can find boards and boots specifically tailored to their physiological differences. Women's boards are designed to take into account the riders lower center of gravity, smaller foot size, and lighter weight

Ability

A rider with extensive experience in other skate/board sports (Surfing, Skateboarding, skiing, in-line skating, etc.) will probably want to invest more in their equipment since they will more than likely "take" to the sport

very quickly. At the same time, someone with little outdoor sport experience, or certain fears that might limit their aggressiveness, might be best to keep their equipment purchase more conservative to start.

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Since you didn't include your weight, and gender, so I supposed you are boy whose 162lbs, you should choose a snowboard size of 159 -167cm.

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This depends heavily on weight and preference but a 152 wouldn't be a bad start.

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Yeah, it also depends on your weight. If your into 140-155lbs, then maybe you can choose a snowboard that's between 149 -157cm.

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Well, first of all the board should be between your chin and nose. It's ok if it is a little above or below that area. A board that is between 147 cm and 155cm should be the best length for your height. Good luck finding the right snowboard. And have fun on the mountain!

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The length of a snowboard should be between a persons nose and chin as a general rule of thumb

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I would reccomend a 156

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