Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Wasatch Mtns, Utah
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Just pulled the trigger on the 2013 Raptor 164...
I've been riding a 165 T5 for the past 7 years, on a 163 premier for 7 years before that...
I was really vascilating between waiting on the 2014 with the increased dampness, or if I should go for a Cobra, since I live for powder in the trees...
I went with the Raptor because I wanted something that would handle the big mountain stuff and crud when I needed it...
Also torn between a 164 or the 161x. I'm a size 12 shoe, but ride in 11/11.5 boots. At 5'11" and 170, I guess I'm a little light for a 164, but I've been riding longer boards all my life.
Anyone have any word on this Raptor vs. Cobra choice?
164 vs. 161x or even a 159?
and 2014 vs 2013....
Mainly hoping that I made the right choice cause I'll be on this board for the next 7 years.
I was torn between a 164 and 165X and I have a 10.5 boot with a small-ish footprint. I'm 6'3" 195 so the 164/65 length is perfect for me. I've stuck with the 164 and it has been great.
I think both your weight and boot size is much better suited for a 161X. You will get a little better maneuverability in the trees that you like from the shorter board and will float better in the powder due to less toe/heel drag. My feet are on the border of getting a wide board with a size 11 shoe and 10.5 boot but with you being an 11.5-12, definitely go with the 161X.
Last edited by scottyroo; 04-03-2013 at 12:43 PM.