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Old 10-18-2010, 04:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Bought a new deck this year think i went too big.LibTech trsbtx 167w

I'm mostly do freeride, powder cliffs trees that sort of Jazz . I hit the park once and a while. I've been riding 160w lib for past few years and felt it was to short . so picked up a Lib TRS BTX 167w 2009/2010 model for a sweet deal but sketching if i can control this tank. Im 6' 195-200 depending on beer consumption. and i got size 12 boots. Im stoked on it but not sure the length is just to much. I ride sunshine and louise in ALberta . Got a pass at sunshine this year
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Old 10-18-2010, 05:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm almost your same specs (205lb and 11.5 boot) and I've been riding the 157 since last year. I loooove the board, but sometimes I feel like the 161 would have been a perfect fit. So I'm guessing that you'll love the board - especially in the powder - and some days you'll have moments when you feel like the only thing that could be better than what you're riding would be the same board in a 161. I'm sure you'll be happy with it 95% of the time, though.
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Old 10-19-2010, 12:51 AM   #3 (permalink)
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That's a fucking huge board. But yes, you've got the weight and height to ride it. Good luck man
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That is pretty damn huge. I'm thinking a 163-165 would suit you much better. That board is gonna plow.
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Old 10-19-2010, 06:21 AM   #5 (permalink)
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That's a huge board. I'm guessing you bought it based on your boot size?

Since you are a size 12, go look at the Skunk Ape instead in the 161-163 range. Skunk Ape = wide version of TRS.
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Old 10-19-2010, 11:12 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I'm 5'11" 160 and I rode a 163 all last season with no problems, you should be fine.
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Old 10-19-2010, 11:15 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Im similar to your size (210 and size 11.5), personally Ive ridden a 167 and currently ride a 159. I love the control of the 159 and never see myself going back to anything bigger in the 160's.
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I'm 5'11" 160 and I rode a 163 all last season with no problems, you should be fine.
195-200lb guy taking a 167 through trees... have fun with that.
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Old 10-19-2010, 11:55 AM   #9 (permalink)
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OP - What about your 160 made it feel too small? You're right in that proper range as far as board specs go. I think it'll be a little tough to ride (especially at sunshine), backcountry sled/cat/heli you might want the float but I think your 167W will be a bit sluggish when it comes to turns. Do you still have your 160?
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Old 10-19-2010, 11:59 AM   #10 (permalink)
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That's a big ass board. That's in the pure pow range for your size.

I'm 5'11" 180# and have a 165 Arbor Element that I picked up as a pure pow stick (well, to be honest I picked it up to split it, but pussed out).
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