Originally Posted by bodero
I was under the impression that what size board to ride is based on weight and what you are going to ride and not height? 169 seems massive.
Just ran through my trusty size calc (which I'm required to say isn't the be all end all but it is a good reference point)...
For your size, it suggests a 161 for freestyle riding, 164 for all-mountain riding, and 165 for freeride. Assuming intermediate ability levels.
longboardsrule, you live in the heart of big mountain country, where big boards make sense. If this guy is riding on smaller hills with 90% groomers a 169 might be a little overkill. Great for carving but will get long to spin and have fun on.