Gnu riders choice
I've been doing alot of research on new boards and came to the conclusion that the gnu Rc fits what I'm looking for. I mostly cruise groomers, but am looking into getting into a bit of park riding/freestyle.
I'm a fairly big guy, approx 6'2 230 , wearing a size 12 lashed 32 boot. I currently ride an old burton baron 162" wide , which I don't believe is great for buttering/park riding.
My question for you guys is, would I get away with a 158"w on the gnu, should I step up to the 161.5r .. Or play it completely safe with the 162w? ( these questions are mainly based on ideal length and waist width for my size ). Looking for a more playful yet stable board for all mountain.
Also, going by gnus website , the 158w has the most flex of the 3 at a rating of 6, 7 for the 161.5 .. And 6.5 for the 162w. Is this correct? I've always assumed you'd have less flex with a longer wider board. Judging by the specs , the 161.5 is stiffer then the wider 162.
Any input would be much appreciated.
Ps: most of my riding will be east coast, Nova Scotia, Quebec, New Brunswick, Newfoundland. We tend to get some icey runs!