I'm 5'11", between 195 and 200, so roughly your weight. I've had other 156s I've ridden no problem, but this the softest board I've ever owned. Partly that's having avoided softer boards in the past, partly that's the board. The Sierrascope is rideable depending on what you like to do. If you are pushing it at speed all the time, you will probably be sketched out on it and should look elsewhere. For cruising around and dorking around, it's great. It's easy to press and on the poppier side of things for a reverse camber board. The tips are VERY soft, though. The flipside of being able to press that easily is that sometimes on hard turns in bumpier terrain, if I turn the way I normally do it almost feels like I get up on a nose press and start swiveling around a bit. The other day I was in a hard turning-uphill carve the other day and the nose folded on me... it was weird, it felt like I hit something. Been a bit reluctant to push it freeriding now that it's broken in a bit. Definitely a board you need to keep an eye on if you like to charge at 200+ lb.
All that having been said, i still have a lot of fun on it. For the purposes of Minnesota, I think it's a great board because you can get away with a noodle as an "all-mountain" board in the sad hills that pass for mountains in this state. If you're rocking it on real mountains and expecting it to work as an all-around, I think you'll be disappointed. If it's a niche board in your quiver, I think you'll be happy.
Last edited by kimchijajonshim; 03-01-2010 at 11:15 PM.