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Old 12-23-2010, 01:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I wanted to buy a new board for the season and ended up buying a NS Legacy 170. Im 6'7" and about 225 pounds. I previously rode a wide board at 166, but I was about 10 pounds lighter. I never enter the park and prefer to just stay on the trails and hit some powder where I can find it. Do you think this board might be too much? I would consider myself an intermediate rider but never had a board with so much technology behind it like this one, or one this large. My last board was purchased about 6 years ago since I only get out 6-7 days per year.

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Old 12-23-2010, 01:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Holy shit thats huge. Im 200 and would never ride anything over 158
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Old 12-23-2010, 01:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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170 is a huuuuuge stick (that's what she said!) but at 6'7" and 225 pounds you're a pretty huge dude.

You've got 7" on me (that's what she said!) but I've been close to that weight before never rode anything bigger than 163 wide. My ideal setup now at 205lbs is between 160-162, I can go reg or wide.

That said the Legacy is an all-mountain board and they've softened it up compared to the older models. You might be OK especially on a longer board because at 6'7" you will need a wide stance.

Then again 170cm is really, really big. Don't wanna scare you off but jeeze that's a super big board...
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Old 12-23-2010, 01:51 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Yeah I realize its on the large size. I can return it for not too much money. I do have a wide stance, and my previous board was a 166. So, im wondering if the extra 4cm is really going to make that much of a difference to make it worth returning.
I know its a big board, but like you said, I'm huge as well.
Shit. Really dont feel like boxing this thing back up

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Old 12-23-2010, 02:01 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I'm 6'1 250lbs & ride a Legacy 159 with no problem, if I were out west in deep powder alot I'd have a second board about 10 feet long but I would never have a 170 as my primary all around board. But thats just my opinion, so take it for what it is...
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You're a big guy, I think the 170 is on the upper end for your height/weight. Are you riding West (mountains) or East (hills)?

At 5'10" 180, I rode a super stiff 165 for a while and handled it fine.
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I know a ski patrol guy at powder mountain who has a NS premier F1-R 172. He's about 5'9" and 160lbs. He likes the length for dealing with an abundance of powder. And it works great for him at that size. You should be OK and especially happy in pow.

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at 6'7", I think the 170 will be fine, just re-read that you're not doing park.
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You're a big guy, I think the 170 is on the upper end for your height/weight. Are you riding West (mountains) or East (hills)?

At 5'10" 180, I rode a super stiff 165 for a while and handled it fine.
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At 6'0" 175, I rode a stiff 165W for a whole season (90+ days on snow)took it everywhere (except park) and it was fine.
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Old 12-23-2010, 02:37 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I have the same board and falling in love with the 170 Legacy. I'm shorter than you at 6'-2" but slightly heavier. I ride mostly in the midwest with a few trips out west each year and so far am loving the board, so much so that I haven't touched my other (shorter) boards yet this year. I don't waste any time in the park but do hit a fair number of kickers and such and find the length of the board very manageable. I honestly don't think that a 170 is unreasonable for your size and riding style.
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