Originally Posted by bogdann1o1
I ride mostly groomers, but will go into the trees and pow every time I get a chance and will try to jump small bumps. I also like some buttering from time to time and bombing down the hill.
I can choose between a '08 Custom 158 and 162 Wide. I am hesitating because I imagine the extra width (which I don't need) on the 162 will make it harder to maneuver and heavier. Is that true for my size? Will the extra width be noticeable?
6 feet tall
US 10,5 boot size
PS: I'm used to ridding smaller boards (I started on a 156).
It will be noticeable as it will be slower edge to edge (you will feel like you have to shift your weight more to get the board on edge). Imagine it like a car where you have to turn the steering wheel 5-10 degree off of zero t before the car begins to turn. I wouldn't do it. Stick with the 158.