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New (bigger) board...what to expect?

Hey folks,

I've been riding for some 13 odd years. I'd consider myself a pretty advanced all-mountain rider but a relatively poor park or trick rider. I can bomb down any terrain riding normal, but I can barely ride switch, how lame is that? At least I can do pretty decent air.

So, I've never kept track of changes in equipment or really been part of the "culture." So, I've been riding the same board since 1999 - a 152.5 cm Burton Balance (really flexy light park board) with Burton SI bindings and about uncomfortable! Still, it's what I'm used to.

Well, I just bought a totally new setup - a Gnu Rider's Choice MTX 161.5 with K2 Cinch ctx bindings and Vans Fargo boots.

What can I expect running such a bigger/stiffer board? (innuendos aside.) I'm 5'11, 165-170 lbs and have a pretty athletic build... Am I going to feel like a total noob on this thing? Should I adjust my stance? Will I be able to toss this thing around like my old board?


Thanks snowolf for the awesome wax tutorials
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