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Ok so i have read what i could on the general sizing of boards, what people prefer and so on.....

Now based on my dimensions, 1.8m or 6 foot, and about 120kg or about 240lbs i think,

Now on my length a 157 or similar board should be ok, but based on my weight should i rather look at a 164?

This will only be slope / mountain, no park rat stuff.
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I'm no expert, but at 240lbs, the 164 would suit you better IMO. The 157 would be a noodle for you most likely.

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From what I have learnt, board length will be based on rider weight, but you also need to check the weight the board is rated for by the manufacturer. I rode a 164 board once as I thought it was better suited for my weight, but found I battled with it, it was very stiff, I found a 159 to be better.
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Ok so i have read what i could on the general sizing of boards, what people prefer and so on.....

Now based on my dimensions, 1.8m or 6 foot, and about 120kg or about 240lbs i think,

Now on my length a 157 or similar board should be ok, but based on my weight should i rather look at a 164?

This will only be slope / mountain, no park rat stuff.
I am in the same boat as you.Unless the 157 is very stiff you should size up.I use most companies stiffer all mountain boards as my freestyle and cruising board since most freestyle specific boards are way too noodly for guys our size.I was on a 06 Capita BSOD 162 and picked up a 2011 NS Heritage 160 for this year and with my weight they both flex like 157 freestyle/all mountains did when I was younger.So if you are wanting just an all mountain cruising board I would look from 160 on up.
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Thanks for the info guys, will check them out and see what works best.
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