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Do you think this board is too small?

Hello all. I just made my first post in the new members section, and I got a PM which helped me to narrow down some of the boards a bit (thanks again!). I found one in my local classifieds at a price that makes it very worthwhile, but I'm not sure if it's too small for me or not.

It's a 157 Burton Barracuda.

According to Burton's website:

Running Length: 1145 mm
Waist Width: 252 mm
Sidecut Depth: 21.01 mm
Sidecut Radius: 7.81m
Stance Width: 530 mm
Nose Width: 301.52 mm
Tail Width: 286.52 mm
Effective Edge: 1195 mm
Binding Sizes: Medium/Large

I am 6'3 with 12/13 feet (depends on company).

Through my own research, I've seen a lot to suggest that I might need a wide board, but they seem to be difficult to find, more expensive, and with a much more limited selection.

If the 157 is too small, and I don't need a wide, should I keep my eyes open for a 161/165/169?

Thoughts? Thanks!
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