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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-10-2009, 12:15 PM Thread Starter
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how's it going.

i seem to get ragged on a lot when i post here this year--which is something i didnt remember from last year--but here goes anyway.

i bought a Rome Agent, size 160 and i'm having a little buyer's remorse. i am 5'9 200lbs, and currently ride a 157. do you think this board is going to be a bit too large for an all mountain freestyle deck?

i havent thrown the bindings on yet--thinking i could always sell it if i dont end up using it.

what are your opinions?

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Lib Tech Skate Banana 159 - Rome 390 - Northwave Legend, Ride BOA Crew
Rome Agent 160 - Rome 390 - Northwave Decade
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-10-2009, 12:39 PM
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you're fine

There are a lot of haters on these forums.

No, that's not to big for you. Its more about your weight than your height, you should be fine. Unless you like shorter or longer boards. All preference.
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how's it going.

i seem to get ragged on a lot when i post here this year--which is something i didnt remember from last year--but here goes anyway.

i bought a Rome Agent, size 160 and i'm having a little buyer's remorse. i am 5'9 200lbs, and currently ride a 157. do you think this board is going to be a bit too large for an all mountain freestyle deck?

i havent thrown the bindings on yet--thinking i could always sell it if i dont end up using it.

what are your opinions?
Hey man,

Tricky question at this point because we don't have all of the required info to help you (we still need you shoe size). Just based on your weight, you would have been better centerred in the 162 cm. The 160 tops out at 215 lbs, and you never really want to push the high end of weight range unless you know that you want a relatively softer feeling board. The 160's weight range is ceneterred on a 180 lb rider, the 162 is certered around a 200 lb rider - that's you The 1 cm on each side of your rider position will be unoticable in itself. The 160 has a waist of 255, the 162 is 256. That millimeter of difference will not change the shoe size that the board will work with, but, the question remains: will it fit your boot size well? Let us know.
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You will be fine. If anything 157 was on the shorter end for your weight and size for all mountain/freeride

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Thanks for the help on this thread. i'm a size 10 snowboard boot.. so waist width never really has been an issue in the past.

This is making me feel a lot better about getting the 160 over the 158. When it got to my house, i was just a little nervous because it is a much larger board then my current setup.

anyway.. looks like i'll be bolting those 390s down on it tonight.

Never Summar Cobra 158 - Rome 390
Lib Tech Skate Banana 159 - Rome 390 - Northwave Legend, Ride BOA Crew
Rome Agent 160 - Rome 390 - Northwave Decade
Ride Society 157 - Ride Beta MVMT - 32 Ultralight
M3 Discord 155.5 - Drake SuperSport - Northwave Decade SL
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Thanks for the help on this thread. i'm a size 10 snowboard boot.. so waist width never really has been an issue in the past.

This is making me feel a lot better about getting the 160 over the 158. When it got to my house, i was just a little nervous because it is a much larger board then my current setup.

anyway.. looks like i'll be bolting those 390s down on it tonight.
With size 10 you are fine on either the 160 or 162. The question then beocmes do you want the looser ride of the slighly softer, smaller board or a little extra kick out of you turns and pop from your boosts that the slighly firmer, larger size would offer.

Either way, you're good.
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