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    Default Too fat for a penny board?

    Hey guys, I'm 6'2 and weigh about 250 pounds. I know I'm big and need to lose weight, so I'd appreciate it if I didn't have to hear that from here; I'm making this post mainly to ask if its ok for me to get a penny board. I was considering about maybe getting a stereo vinyl, since a buddy of mine has one and gives it good praise. Any advice you can give me on the board I should buy (or if i should buy one at all) would be greatly appreciated!
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    I mean, yeah... you'd be fine... but those vinyl boards (including the penny, nickel, or what ever) all suck. They're difficult to control for a lot of beginners and are very limited as to what you can do with them. If anything I'd suggest a small wooden cruiser. I've got a Scumco Cruiser (this one http://assets.brickharbor.com/vendor...Y-CEBZOOM1.JPG) with some really soft wheels, it is a little more pricey but the overall quality is much better and would be a lot easier to learn to ride and I skate it like a regular skateboard sometimes and it works really well.

    That's just my thoughts but yeah, those boards are tough just like any other board is so the weight definitely isn't a problem.

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    Same advice as everyone else -- don't get a penny board. Especially at 6'2".

    A small/medium sized cruiser (like a regular skateboard, or a 33" Earthwing Miniglider, etc) would fit you best (IMO). I have the miniglider and it's pretty much perfect for my height (6'3"). The smallest I would go would be a 30" or 28", anything smaller (especially a penny board) would be horribly awkward to ride (and would look stupid)

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    I had a plastic board when I was 5, back in the early 70s. It sucked, and it would only go straight. There's a reason why they changed them, and made them better. lol

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