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Old 09-01-2011, 01:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Iím looking for the ideal size snowboard. Parameters are height: 184cm (6 ď) Weight: 83kg (183lbs), boot size 11.5 (Burton Ion). groomers 50% , pow 25%, 25% of using park . I've read many opinions, but I can't decide whether 157 or 161.5 would be better for me. I love the deep snow, but I am afraid there is little to 157, but a large jump in the park at 161.5 for me?
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Old 09-01-2011, 02:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I am in a very, very similar situation as you. I will be buying either the T. Rice 161.5, 162 BSOD or the 159 Mountain Twin. I am 6'2" 185lbs without gear and size 11 Burton SLX.

My riding is similar to yours though I am lucky to get that much pow. I live in NYC so most riding is done upstate NY and VT with a handful of days out west. I was initially thinking the 157 but I have Nug and I am probably going to sell my Premier 163 so I will be going 161.5 for sure.

I recommend the 161.5 for you as well. With such limited time in the park you should definitely lean towards a bigger board to tackle that pow. My friend has the 161.5 and he throws 3's and 5's no problem with it. If you have the skill you can spin a board of that size. If you can afford it get the HP version so it is lighter and easier to toss around.
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I'm glad that we have a lot of options deep snow on me a year from 20 to 25 days. I live in Hungary, Austria and France tours. Currently, Burton Josystick 159w, I do not feel that there is little in the deep snow, but unstable ice conditions. . The horror! Solution magnetraction .... Now I'm starting to jump (180, 360, sometimes 540), many have suggested that the 157 is better for me, because c2 in size from 3 cm. I am afraid that 161.5 is more difficult to learn, or I would not even notice the difference? This version of the HP is worth the extra money? Or that a few days in the deep snow is not worth it higher?
Thank you for your opinion!

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Old 09-01-2011, 04:00 PM   #4 (permalink)
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157 HP. You don't need the 161.5, and the HP is a bit stiffer if I'm not mistaken which will be better at your weight.
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