thanks for the response. its pretty frustrating to walk into a shop and have the sales guy tell you your brand new board is WAY too big for you. I tend to trust burton over some sales guy who knows nothing about my riding style. Not sure I will be shopping there again. I bought the board 2 years ago at the same shop and it's the smallest board I have ever ridden. Would love to hear more feedback from others as well on board sizing. the next size down for burton feelgood is 144 which seems very small to me.