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Old 11-25-2013, 06:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Yes The Greats 156cm, too small?

Hey Folks,

I've got an opportunity to pick up a Yes The Greats 156cm for a really good deal. Thing is, I'm 5'10", 185lbs all geared up. Think it'll be too small for me? I'm looking for a board that'll work as an all mountain board and on days with a few inches of new (4-6"). I've got a Capital Ultrafear 155 and a k2 Gyrator 162. The gyrator is obviously a pow stick. The Ultrafear comes out when there's no new or if I'm planning on just going through the park. I've taken the UF out on days where there's 4-6" of snow and it just wants to sink on me. Its a pretty fun board though.

I've been looking for something to fill the in between space though. I actually have a skate banana 159 at the end of last season, but only got to put in one day on it in June. I'd be getting rid of that board and picking up the Greats.

Will the 156 just be too small for what i'm looking for it to do? The main reason i'm interested in The Greats is because I want to try out the asym sidecut. Also in most of the reviews I've read its a good charging board and does really well cruising the whole mountain.

-joel
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Old 11-25-2013, 07:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hey Folks,

I've got an opportunity to pick up a Yes The Greats 156cm for a really good deal. Thing is, I'm 5'10", 185lbs all geared up. Think it'll be too small for me? I'm looking for a board that'll work as an all mountain board and on days with a few inches of new (4-6"). I've got a Capital Ultrafear 155 and a k2 Gyrator 162. The gyrator is obviously a pow stick. The Ultrafear comes out when there's no new or if I'm planning on just going through the park. I've taken the UF out on days where there's 4-6" of snow and it just wants to sink on me. Its a pretty fun board though.

I've been looking for something to fill the in between space though. I actually have a skate banana 159 at the end of last season, but only got to put in one day on it in June. I'd be getting rid of that board and picking up the Greats.

Will the 156 just be too small for what i'm looking for it to do? The main reason i'm interested in The Greats is because I want to try out the asym sidecut. Also in most of the reviews I've read its a good charging board and does really well cruising the whole mountain.

-joel
158 would be perfect for you but 156 should be fine. Wouldn't worry about it.
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Old 11-26-2013, 12:38 AM   #3 (permalink)
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You don't think it'll have trouble floating? On anything above 4" my ultrafear just sink and I'd find myself having to lean way back. In so little snow that's super annoying. And also not much fun.
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Isn't that why you have a pow stick? Who cares how well The Greats floats for you?

I'd jump on that deal. A 158 wouldn't float noticeably better than a 156. In fact, I doubt there would be a noticeable difference at all between the two to be honest. There's way too much obsession over small differences of size out there in the snowboarding world. It's 2cm, that's less than 1 inch. If it's a screaming deal, buy it. If you don't, direct me to it and I will.
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Sometimes the gyrator is too much board. Say the mountain is reporting 6" of new. Its going to get tracked out super fast. Then I'll be riding a big ol' board for nothing. Your point about the length is noted though. I remember thinking the gyrator wasn't going to be ride able. However it was selling used for $140 with bindings so I couldn't NOT take the chance. Turns out it wasn't so bad. Its my first true POW board and I really can't see needing a new one.

So basically, the deal is a straight trade with the skate banana. I decided im going to jump on it. If the Greats doesn't workout, it not like I cant get my hands on another skate banana. They're almost always available on Craigslist.
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