I'm really not sure why I want a big board, it's just that in every sport I've done that involves a board, a big one has just felt "right". I started surfing, and when I was 8-10 I tried a 6' shortboard, but just couldn't ride it. Ended up moving to 9-11' longboards (keep in mind that that was when I was 10). Also, directly related to snowboarding, I know that rental boards are not a good representation, but I tried to ride a 164, and it felt too short, not in the noodlyness department or anything like that, it just felt unstable/like it just wasn't there. I took one run and went back for the 168.
I'm pretty set on the 172 or 181 Storm for the reasons I mentioned earlier (boot size, Venture makes great boards, I like the storm).
Is there anything wrong with my logic that I can get a 181, learn how to ride it on the 10-15 days I have at Alpine (Shitty boring repurposed landfill) and go out West after that? Because I've been getting really bored at Alpine, and I think that having a challenge to learn how to ride the board would help with my boredom.
Last edited by MrOverkill; 08-19-2011 at 11:53 AM.