if you look at the "board selector" tab on the channel islands website, you can type in novice and your weight. It says you should ride a 5'8" Pod. Your buddy's board is 2" shorter, and not as wide. It's not a huge difference, but you'll have extra growing pains learning on that thing. And it definitely won't float you with a winter wetsuit.
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Thread: Tim Notle- Used board advice
Mar 24, 2013, 10:36 PM #11