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post #21 of 25 (permalink) Old 11-14-2013, 11:23 PM Thread Starter
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Surf=yes... I can understand it better by how your comparing it... So basically I lose maneuverability... I'm not to interested in doing flips and spins or rails... I actually thought this board would perform more like a longboard... just cruise it left to right...
Well I still wonder why they would put the specifications for this board at 140+lbs... sounds more like its meant for 190+
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I'm 215lb and I wouldn't even consider that size unless I was riding steep and deep. It just won't be fun. Have you ever surfed? Assuming coming from Maui you have. It's the difference between a longboard/funboard and a shortboard.
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Surf=yes... I can understand it better by how your comparing it... So basically I lose maneuverability... I'm not to interested in doing flips and spins or rails... I actually thought this board would perform more like a longboard... just cruise it left to right...
Well I still wonder why they would put the specifications for this board at 140+lbs... sounds more like its meant for 190+
Thanks for that explanation
I don't do rails or park either, but lived at the beach for twenty+ years before moving to the mountains. And with my surf experience I still like a board that whips and snaps and does exactly what I would want to do on a wave.
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I'm sorry I keep on coming back to this, but I am curious as to why they would rate this board for people with the weight of 140+ lbs.? As I said my weight is 165lbs. without any gear so I'm sure I would weigh in at 170 suited & booted up, yet everyone here seems to agree this is to big of a board? Just curious as to why if I do fall within the specified manufacturers weight specifications.
Thank you in advance for educating this curious man
I always buy/ride my boards near my limit or in the middle. They are more nimble and I control it, it doesn't control me. A big board is a lot to handle and is not as fun. This refers to all mountain freestyle riding and riding trees. Plus a larger board is meant to flex at a larger weight to flex ratio.


I think you should ride it and see for yourself. Personal experience is usually the best experience.

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Yeah that last photo resembles how mine is looking…Please LMK how it rides when you get a chance...Im really curious, I want to try riding this 164.5 to gain some of my own insight on what a big board will respond to, but at the same time I would sell it if the deal was right so I don't want to actually put any miles on it. I think it would sell better if it was in mint condition you know. These last couple of nights i've been trying to understand the dynamics of such a wide board & from my understanding its just less playful in the sense that it is just heavier/bigger... Im new to snowboarding but I've always preferred bigger sized boards from surfing to long pintail skateboards. Basically I prefer the cruise, cutting from left to right... I'm not to interested in jibs and spinning etc., but I also don't want to feel like I'm riding a log.
I tried my 161.5 out today, wear a size 9 boot and felt more stable at high speeds compared to my 155 v-rocker. Felt a little more cumbersome in tight trees but that could partially be due to this being the first ride of the year for me. So far I have no regrets adding this board and cannot wait to try it in some powder.
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Size is all about preference and a little bit about purpose. You have an opportunity to see whether you like a really big deck, so why not take it?

For reference, I have a size 7 foot and ride a 157 trice as my freeride board. The width isn't very good on groomers, but is quite nice in variable terrain.
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