Thanks for all the good advice. I think if I were sticking around Switzerland, I would go with the 157 for the stability at high speeds. But since I will be headed back to Minneapolis this fall, it's going to be more all mountain freestyle with some park as well. That's why I'm leaning towards the 154. I'll likely get pretty bored of the pathetic vertical places we have around there so I'm looking to improve my (beginner) park skills on kind of a one size fits all board.
Really the only big mountain I'll be riding is one week a year at my uncle's place in Mammoth and probably another week in CO or UT.
Last edited by metric; 05-05-2011 at 01:07 PM.