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Old 04-03-2013, 04:38 PM   #161 (permalink)
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Thanks for the quick replies...

Now, I'm a bit torn based on the advice towards the 161x...

The waist width the 164 is about 0.5 cm less than my T5, and the 161x is about 0.5 cm more.

I do ride with an agressive stance at +27 & +12 degrees, so maybe that would help make the narrow board better...
With that said, Markiel - Your aggressive stance definitely helps your case staying on a regular. Boot heel/toe overhang is important but even more important is how your bare feet match up to the board. Your bare feet should be equal to or barely overhang the board at your given stance angle. Too much and you'll eat it on a hard carve, too little and you won't have the leverage you need.

Even with your stance I would recommend getting a 161X. On a regular I think you'll be fine with your front foot at a 27 degree angle but the back foot may cause you trouble from time to time. Either way I don't think its the end of the world if you stick with a regular. Good luck!
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