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Old 12-08-2009, 11:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 163 vs 167 for me??? ROUNDHOUSE!

Hey board experts! I am an older boarder who has been riding a Burton Canyon 168 since 2000!

Time for a change!! I am 6'1" and 210lbs with size 12 feet. All-mountain riding. Some powder. Some carving. Some moguls. NO park or crazy jumps.

Should I get the '63 or '67 Arbor Roundhouse? Arbor

I have no idea who you are supposed to figure out the correct board length?!?!?!

My local shop says '63...

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Old 12-08-2009, 11:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Board lenght is based on weight. The shorter the board, the flexier is becomes under your weight and the potential for it to be more forgiving. Based on what you said you want to do with the board, I'd go with the 63 as well.
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Old 12-08-2009, 11:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I'll second the '63. It'll be big enought to float well in powder but not so big that it becomes a nuisance around the mountain.
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Another vote for 63
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I'll second the '63. It'll be big enought to float well in powder but not so big that it becomes a nuisance around the mountain.

Great! Nice to hear some feedback on my decision. I honestly had no idea that board length was based on rider weight. I always thought long boards were for powder and carving and short boards were for tricks, tight trees and moguls.

So at 210lbs with size 12 feet for an all around board the '63 Roundhouse sounds like a good choice

Would I only move up to the '67 if I was 225lbs+ or wanted to ride deep powder all day long?
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i think it depends on what type of riding you're looking to do. i know you said all-mountain, but are you charging the steeps looking for lots of speed? maybe popping in to the trees every once in a while? or just cruising and enjoying life?

I'd recommend the 167 if you're charging hard, enjoy lots of speed and maybe like being a little scared. for anything else go with the 163...it will be lighter, more comfortable, and more maneuverable then the 168 that you're used to.
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