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Been doing research, but having sizing question...

What up, all...

I've been doing research about which size board to buy (my first) and I'm curious how much a difference 2-3cm really makes. Will I really be affected by a board 2-3 cm too big or too small?

--I'm a beginner/intermediate (one season under my belt, but, not to be cocky, I picked it up pretty fast and I feel comfy on most beginner, inter, adv runs...the expert still intimidate me).
--I'm 6'1, 205 lbs, size 13 boots.
--I'm looking for an all-mountain board (mostly free-riding, but I'd like to have a board I can take to the park once I get more comfy there).

From what I've seen the perfect size for me is around 161-162 wide. But I want to buy the GNU Carbon Credit and I've only seen 165 wide and 159 wide (and smaller) in stock.

I get the impression that the 159 wide would be a good freestyle board for me, but it'd be limited doing free-riding and powder, whereas the 165 wide would be gravy in the pow, but it'd be cumbersome elsewhere.

So...would a 159 wide or 165 wide be noticeable to me in terms of my enjoyment? Should I just find a 161-162 wide of a different board?

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Where do you ride mostly?
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Wow...getting kinda personal kinda quick, eh?
I'm 35

As for where I ride...I live in South Korea now (where the snow is sh*t...often it's ice or slush...very little in between) but Japan is right next store (which has amazing conditions from what I understand) and I'll be in the states for the first few months of the upcoming riding season (not sure whether I'll be on the east coast or pacific northwest).

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Do you need it now? If you are coming to the States early for next season consider just buying it here. I think you'll find the prices to be insanely to your advantage and that time of year the stores well stocked.
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Riding the PNW compared to the east coast is the difference between daylight and dark. Wait till you get here. Bigger for pow and smaller for ice/groomers.
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I'll be in the states in early September, but I was under the impression that shops have already moved out most of past season's stock by that point which means the newer, pricier boards are all that're there.

You think that's bogus?
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161w. 2-3cm will increase more than just length on a deck.

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I'll be in the states in early September, but I was under the impression that shops have already moved out most of past season's stock by that point which means the newer, pricier boards are all that're there.

You think that's bogus?
There will always be plenty of boards on sale.

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I'll be in the states in early September, but I was under the impression that shops have already moved out most of past season's stock by that point which means the newer, pricier boards are all that're there.

You think that's bogus?
I can't speak to S.K. pricing, but from my limited browsing of online prices from places like Aus. I'll say that it seems full price US is cheaper than end of season prices. Could be I'm just stumbling on bad sites that spend money on google search placements.

Add to that that at least the first half of your journey you don't have to worry about dragging/losing/damaging board.
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[QUOTE=ridinbend;2323345]161w. 2-3cm will increase more than just length on a deck.

Sorry, I'm not following. Are you saying I should find a 161 wide because the 2-3 cm will make a huge difference?

Cause according to all the sizing guides I've come across a 159 wide and a 165 wide are both in my weight range. But again, being that this is the first board I'm buying I'm trying to figure out if I'll really have a lesser experience due to a board being 2-3 cm "too big" or "too small".

Don't mean to be thick, but I'm just not sure about your meaning.
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