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post #6 of (permalink) Old 12-11-2012, 09:27 AM
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I'm about 15lbs heavier than you but we are the same height and size 13 boot, so ill offer up my opinion.

I think it really depends on your riding style and stance width...below 160 usually tends to be softer than above 160 on the exact same board, so a 159 will be more forgiving at the expense of speed, stability, and a locked in feel.

If you have a wide stance (25+) then a 159 will feel even softer when initiating turns and general riding.

The benefits of a larger board become apparent the better you become.

Lastly, a 159 will have a smaller waist width so you'll definitely want a 159W to accommodate your boots.

I'd recommend 162W at the low end and 164W+ if you are a strong, athletic 220lbs.
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