in my opinion 161cm is way to much board for you...i am just short of 6'4" and i ride proto 160cm and its just right
Since he'll be using the board for light fluffy DEEP powder a 161 will work. He can probably go even longer depending on how nimble he wants it to be vs. floaty. The Proto comparison doesn't really apply as he's looking for a dedicated pow stick and hight really has no impact on board size.
It would be hard to go wrong with the NS though if you can find one the Jones Hovercraft could be a cool option.
Last edited by bseracka; 06-19-2012 at 11:22 AM.