So I have a 164 at home, just checked the overhang in bare feet...
Front foot at 0 or so, back foot at about 1.6 cm or so...
So I don't know, do I switch for the wide board to cut teh back foot to 0.6, but the front foot isn't wide enough?
The 164 definitely looks skinnier than my previous board.
I guess with the premier, I wouldn't have to think through this issue because they have only one size which is perfectly wide for my foot size.
Is the 161w going to turn better given the shorter length and tighter side cut?
I can only speak from my experience. I weigh about 260 and ride a 165W. I wear size 11 boots. There are times I wish I bought a normal width. Thats only when riding slowly with new riders. Its a bitch to turn at low speed. Once Im freeriding, I have no problems banging turns with it. I havent barefooted my board, so I cant help you there.