I have a 162 goat, and it made me a better rider. Allowed me to surf the pow, ride the trees, and hit the steeps with confidence. Got it mid year last year, my first year ever on a mountain
. Your much bigger than me and I don't find it hard to handle at all. Quite the opposite actually.
If it doesn't fit your riding style it ain't the board for you...... But maybe give it another chance as a guy your size should not be worn out from riding the 162 BG all day. something's not right.....