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post #4 of (permalink) Old 11-12-2012, 10:11 PM
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I'm slightly bigger at 6'1" and 175 lbs and ride a 154 for hardpack only days and a 163 for everything else (I like being used to my big board when it dumps huge). The 154 is skatey fun, but I wouldn't want to be stuck with it in anything over a foot deep.

The 163 handles up to about chest deep pow, but I can still spin 360s and other tricks on it....point is, it's more rider skill/experience than board.

I also wear a size 11 shoe without riding a wide board, so unless you wear a 12+, you probably don't need the extra waist width.
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