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Old 02-15-2010, 11:43 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Old 02-15-2010, 11:44 PM   #12 (permalink)
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East Coast... CT and MA mostly. Moving to Boston soon so Wachusett looks to be my new home mountain.
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Old 02-15-2010, 11:45 PM   #13 (permalink)
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At 170 I'd say 155 min for either board at your size. Since you said more freeride and jumps I'd say 158.
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Old 02-16-2010, 10:02 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I am pretty much the same size and I ride mostly in PA and west virginia and I got an evo in a 155 and freeriding has been great...But I prefer a smaller boarder and eventually I want to be hittin the park...the evo will sometimes initiate a turn without me even trying but it holds an edge even on ice...All preference IMO
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Old 02-17-2010, 06:49 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Just to start, i'm 5'10 170lbs, got the 158 '09 SLR last year.

It really depends on your riding style for freeride, i think the 158 is perfect. stable, fast and floats in powder when you need it.

In hind sight, i probably would have gotten the evo-r 155, but thats just because i've moved more into freestyle from freeride. i really want a twin now.

anyways either size is fine. for me, i think the 155 is the best, you can do butters and small spins. makes the board a little more fun.
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