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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-17-2010, 07:52 PM Thread Starter
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is a 163 to short?

hi everyone, im 6'3 and 240lbs, would a Ride Highlife in a 163 wide be to short for me? i have size 14 feet so i need the wide.

would that board work for me, i like backcountry and first line pow.

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Where do you ride, west coast, rockies, east?? In Washington you would be crazy to ride wet deep pow on a 163. Rocky mountain blower, i'd say it doable. At 165lbs i ride a 161 or 165 for pow. Is this a dedicated pow stick or a compromise between freeride and pow?

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sounds like minimum. I'm only about 175 lbs and ride a pow specific 163 cm...have found myself needing even more length after the rare 5ft+ dumps
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on the small side.

I rode a 163 last season and I'm 5'11" 160
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yea i guess it is too short
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For an all mtn board no. For a backcountry & POW board def want to size up. I would say at a minimum a 166.
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I'd look for a Arbor Roundhouse 167W Arbor Abacus 164 or Jones flagship 168W. I'm a little shorter and heavier then you and I have a 164 Arbor Abacus and the Jones Flagship 168W. The Abacus worked really well last year even on epic waist deep blower pow!
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