Originally Posted by sedition
MYTH: Height has relevence on what size board you should ride.
TRUTH: Weight, boot size, and manufactures weight/boot recomendations for a given deck are what really count.
I agree to an extent. In regards to my particular example, I'm also the same height as OP and I can't spin a 161 like I can with my 156. BUT when using a buddy's 161 I carve like a champ compared to my 156 of the same board.