I'm 200lbs+, size 13s, and rock a revolver 156. The whole mountain is my park. I've had a legacy 163 and it felt like a truck. It was slow edge to edge, felt cumbersome, hard to spin, and heavy. You shouldn't need a 26.5+ waist unless you ride a really narrow stance. If you want a longer board look at the 161 SL-R, or even the evo-r 161. NS boards are mid wide, and the wides are WIDE.