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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-20-2016, 12:36 PM Thread Starter
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Yes Greats: Proper size?

Hey,

I'm thinking about buying the Greats Uninc board, but wondering if I should get the 152 or 154.

I'm 5'9" tall (1.77m), 160lbs (73 kg).
I'd use the board mostly for jibbing on slopes, side hits, small/medium kickers, and some plain groomers. Maybe the occasional off-piste or freeride run, although I'd rather use a different board for powder.

I generally don't care much about charging down at high speeds so I thought that the 152 might be more agile.
However, maybe at my height/weight it could be a little unstable on choppier snow or medium jumps, so maybe 154 is better in the end.

What would you recommend?

Thanks!

P.S.: I'm riding an Arbor Westmark 153 rocker at the time, which is great! But I'd like to add a camber board to my collection.
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I am 5'8" around 180, and bought the 154(2016 Todd Richards). I felt that the 152, would be too short for me.
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In all honesty I think you should go for the 154, likely you won't notice the 2cm difference and you'll have more surface area!
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I put about 30 days on the 2016 greats. 5'8" 165ish last year.

I loved that board. I feel like I could have ridden a 156 though.

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Hey,

I'm thinking about buying the Greats Uninc board, but wondering if I should get the 152 or 154.

I'm 5'9" tall (1.77m), 160lbs (73 kg).
I'd use the board mostly for jibbing on slopes, side hits, small/medium kickers, and some plain groomers. Maybe the occasional off-piste or freeride run, although I'd rather use a different board for powder.

I generally don't care much about charging down at high speeds so I thought that the 152 might be more agile.
However, maybe at my height/weight it could be a little unstable on choppier snow or medium jumps, so maybe 154 is better in the end.

What would you recommend?

Thanks!

P.S.: I'm riding an Arbor Westmark 153 rocker at the time, which is great! But I'd like to add a camber board to my collection.
Hi thowi. May I ask which size did you end up buying? I'm exec stats as you and torn between 154 and 156! Any advice?
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Hey, I got the 154, which should be a bit more stable for my height/weight.
Love it! Still very agile, especially with the asym sidecut for heel side turns.
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Awesome! I'm about to pull a trigger on 2017 model which goes on sale today...leaning towards 154 as well.
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Hey, I got the 154, which should be a bit more stable for my height/weight.
Love it! Still very agile, especially with the asym sidecut for heel side turns.
Any chance you could measure reference stance width on your 154? Measured between 3rd slots...
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Board is in the basement and bindings are mounted. Would be a bit more work...
Is that information not available anywhere online?
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