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Height is an important factor to consider in choosing wakeboard gear but there are other considerations as well. The length of a wakeboard is most notably associated with height but other factors can override height. Most wakeboards come in a variety of lengths and for each length the manufacturer provides height range recommendations. Riding style may, however, dictate the use of a longer or shorter board than recommended for a particular height. A shorter board may allow for more control on complicated tricks while a longer board may provide a more comfortable landing on big air jumps.