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New board sizing help?

I'm getting a 2010 Burton for this winter. My size choices are 157W and 162W. I am 6'3", 175-180 pounds, intermediate, and wear size 12 boots. I plan to do all mountain with this board, mostly slopes, but also a little bit of learning the park with it (starting larger jumps and rails). Very often I will be boarding in harder conditions, like snow or groomers.

What do you guys think?
157W or 162W?
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157w if you wana mess around in the park and progress
bigger if you ride more powder.
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161 W Skunk Ape, Don't drink the Burton Kool Aid.
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yea get the 157.

Even in powder a wide board gives stacks of float as long as you set the stance well back.
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161 W Skunk Ape, Don't drink the Burton Kool Aid.
And don't drink Lib Tech fanboys' Kool Aid either.

Definitely 157w bro. It'll be more versatile than the 162w.

Back to Lstarrasl's comment. Lib Tech does make awesome boards. But so does Burton, K2, Ride, Rome, and many other brands.

People hate on Burton because it's the "cool" thing to do and most of them haven't even ridden enough Burton's to really know.


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And don't drink Lib Tech fanboys' Kool Aid either.

Definitely 157w bro. It'll be more versatile than the 162w.

Back to Lstarrasl's comment. Lib Tech does make awesome boards. But so does Burton, K2, Ride, Rome, and many other brands.

People hate on Burton because it's the "cool" thing to do and most of them haven't even ridden enough Burton's to really know.

HA HA, I'm just supporting my home town, and C2 MTX is the real deal. I wouldn't trade my Burton Mittens or Cartels bindings for anything. I just get sick of seeing Burtons everywhere on the mountain, people think they are the best boards cuz Shaun White rides them.

Oh and for the Lib Tech Fanboy comment: When I'm riding Squaw next season wave to me from your Detroit bunny slopes.
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