Originally Posted by jcam1981
I agree with you in theory, but when I rode a 160 it felt too big and a I was catching edge all down the mountain. This may be my fault but I have better board feel with my 157 and it's better for me in the park.
This is just based on my personal experiences and I am no way an expert on snowboards!
The longest board I've ridden is 178cm at 150 lbs. If you are catching your edge all the time on any length board, that really points to something wrong with your technique (doing some type of weird foot/hip shuffle to manhandle the board instead of using your edges).
157 sounds fine if you are just jibbing in the park at 195 cm.
Not that you should... but you could