Thanks for the tips...
I'll do the bare foot test, and make the decision. I think there are still a couple of 161x's hanging out there.
It sounds like people are going shorter on boards now days, I guess the rocker thing helps for the float so boards don't need to be as long to float in the pow.
Speed isn't really an issue for me - I don't care how fast I go, I just want to be able to handle some steeps and some pow.
Next question will be on bindings...