Originally Posted by dreampow
I don't ride a raptor but I do ride several other NS decks. I rock burton rulers in size 11 (29cm). They have the shrinkage tech, but still you have 0 need for a wide IMO. I ride mostly powder and have no issues at all.
The X will only slow you down edge to edge, no benefits IMO.
That's good to know. I wear 2009 Burton Rulers in 10.5 so I'm thinking I'm in pretty good shape.
Raptor 164 it is!
One thing I've noticed on my brand new Raptor 164 and a 'new-in-plastic' demo 163 NS Cobra is that the Saucer Wax that is on there out of the factory is not great. Amazing speed on a hard-held edge but I feel the board tap the brakes when bombing or leveling out in the flats. I would recommend slapping on a fresh hot wax before the first ride. Can't wait to get on the mountain again!