The smaller you go, the softer it will feel. That will be the biggest disadvantage that I can think of. Maybe the waist width, but if your feet are normal sized, then it won't matter. The BSOD is a nice board, and from the riding that you describe enjoying, I would go with the 159. It will fit your needs well, and it won't feel like a plank. However, if you think you are going to get into a bunch of park, then yeah, the 156 would be a better option.
Oh yeah!? Well, my mom says I'm cool!
Originally Posted by Clayton Bigsby
It never gets old, if you're in it for the passion, and not the fashion