Originally Posted by Sora
Hey all, this is my first post to this website. I started snowboarding last season and decided that this season I would do a seasonal rental and brush up my skills before I stepped up to a new board. But unfortunately cyber monday got me and I wound up buying a ride arcade ul 160. I couldnt pass up the deal, but now im worried that the board may be to large for me. Im 5'11 190 lbs and a size 10.5 boot. I plan to board on and off piste and I doubt much powder seeeing as I board mostly in the northeast. Id like to work on jumping and a little park here and there. So any advice you can throw at me would be greatly appreciated. Should I return this board for a 157 of another brand of board?
I bet that as a beginner to intermediate rider you would have trouble in a blind test of 157, 159, and 161 to even feel the difference.
I'm 5'11" , 190 and have a 159 cambered board and a 163 rockered board, ride here in Ontario. A guy I know in a shop weighs the same and rides a 157. Enjoy your cyber monday deal, the whole board length thing is over rated, and you'll have a great time.