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Location: Hillsboro, Oregon
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The Legacy-R is a very popular wide board, a lot of people own multiples from various years here on this forum.
I myself own the 09 SL-R which is the non wide version of the Legacy-R and i absolutely love it.
You wont notice a difference between a 162 and a 161...especially since you will be gaining the extra .5 along the majority of the board length the 161 NS will likely float you better and with such giant feet probably fit you better. I am not sure on the sizing though, i can generally give good advice for people near my size but your much larger...so someone near your size will have to chime in if 161 is too short. In my head it seems reasonable..i know people 180ish ride 158-159's ...and i ride a 151 at 135lbs so it cant be too far off...
That said, its not a 'beginners' board necessarily, with that said you shouldnt be a beginner for very long, IMHO theres no point in buying a 'beginner' board unless
A) You are strapped for cash at the moment
B) You only go a few days a year
C) You plan to use it as a thrash stick in the park because they are generally cheap so its not a big deal if it gets gashed.
And even then i dont really know what constitutes a beginner board to begin with, atleast in my head its sonomous with cheap(not bad, but low price point). Everybody buys a beginner board, then regrets it the next year when they want to step it up, then realize they can use it as a park board or early/late season rock board when they dont want to risk damage to their better boards from those pesky rocks that can get you when the snow is low.
'09 151 Never Summer SL-R
'10 K2 T1 DB Bots
'09 Burton Cartel Bindings
Last edited by arsenic0; 07-08-2009 at 11:56 PM.