its one of there only directional boards so if your looking for a backcountry, all mountain no switch riding board from technine, than its a no brainer.
but if you want an all mountain board, that can be used in the park on occasion, and you can ride switch with, id suggest the e-man. Eric Messier's pro model.
its a directional twin so you get the best of both worlds, and the graphics are alooooot better on the e-man.
id recommend the 159 for your size, if your gonna use it for more all mountain purposes.
if you do get this board yo should also do a review for it because i wanna know more about it. (like flex)