Your saying i can custom order a camel toe with sintered base from Austria for 10 dollars more? And your saying that 156 is too small or 160? I ride a 162 all mtn and you can down size because of swallow tail....
No you cant order a custom one, what Im saying is they should have spent the extra $3 and put a sintered base on it.
THis is all IMO but you are of similar stats to me and I ride a 164 all mountain but a 180 for powder. Instead downsizing for swallowtail you should try keeping the same or similar length and utilizing that length in the nose. It works a treat. You will wish you had more than 160 when you are in the deep stuff. The hovercraft is a great boad with great design principals but its not built for the big boys.