Good thread. I'm in the same boat and almost the same specs (body wise) as you. I was trying to decide between NS Premier and Rome Anthem. Both are great boards. NS is quality as is ROME. I don't think you'll find any real substantiated complaints about either stick. The Anthem is more versatile than the Premier. It's also lighter. However I believe the Premier is probably more stable at big mountain freeriding. Either way you'll be happy. I ended up choosing the Anthem. Why? Because I wanted a board that was more versatile (i.e. all mountain, park and pipe.). The Premier can do it, however will take a little more work than the Anthem. A lot of people talked me into the Anthem as well. Would I have regretted buying the NS if I did? Of course not. I think I would be just as happy. Good luck. NS is a quality company as is ROME.