Originally Posted by zivicIRL
I am 6'2 190lbs. I ride 70% groomers and backcountry, 30% park (mostly jumps). I wear a size 11-11(1/2) boot. I wanted to know if a 157 Proto or a 160 would be recommended for me. Also, does anyone have any recommendations for bindings for all mountain riding to pair with this board? (Flux or Union)? Thanks for the help guys.
My stats are somewhat similar (5'11", 190 lb). For future reference, I wouldn't group groomers and backcountry together... very different kinds of riding. I'm in a similar predicament. I actually have the 157 in my possession but may opt for the 160 instead. My gut feeling is that if you want zippier board for short radius turns in trees, probably the 157; if you're looking more for long drawn out carves, probably the 160. I go back and forth by the day, but I'm leaning 160.
If your boots are 1:1 lasted (some companies use 1 size shell for 2 sizes, some companies have a different size shell for every half size), I'd lean go 160 or the 158 CTX Wide if you end up 11.5s. That's barring getting a more low profile boot, in which case you can rock either.