not awfully short, I'd normally recommend 157 for you, but decided on 161 for you since you're used to such a long board.
I ride a 148 and I weigh 140lbs. and my board is much softer than the Ape.
and with MTX you won't be slip slidey, MTX keeps you connected to the snow...in a good way.
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