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Old 11-28-2011, 01:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Yes Big City 156 vs 158

So I got a season pass to Snowbird this year, so I figure it time I upgraded my all mountain deck (currently a capita stairmaster 156), and after alot of research and talking to people, it sounds like the Big City is my best bet. It will also be servicing as my pow deck this year, until I can afford to buy a pow specific one end of season or next year. I have ridden 158's in the past, and although only 2 cm shorter, I def prefer a 156, however, considering the terrain I'm going to be riding, I'm having a hard time deciding. I was hoping ya'll could offer your opinions. 5'8" 185lbs.

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Old 11-28-2011, 07:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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158, I'm 180 and bought the 159 Optimistic last year. Couldnt be happier. You'll love it.
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Old 11-28-2011, 07:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks! My friend has an optimistic 156, and was urging me to get a 156, but he's about 25lbs lighter than me, so wasn't sure.


Hopefully will be picking it up next paycheck!
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How are you planning to ride it? I use my Optmisitc for backcountry, powder, bombing morning groomers, and drops.

Thats why I grabbed the 159. If your more of an all mountain guy, trees, groomers, and jumps in the park, the shorter board might be better.

Either way it's a great board. Could do either.
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Old 11-28-2011, 09:31 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Well, while mainly planning on hitting slackcountry, pow, drops, and bombing some groomers, I do love tree runs. Especially on a pow day.
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Yeah, 158 for sure
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Im 6' 180 pounds and I love the Big City 156. Of course I only ride it when there's fresh. But it tears it up on the steeps, it has just enough beef to handle anything steep or bumped out without feeling stiff because of the camrock. I wouldn't want anything longer. The maneuverability is a big part of its personality.
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same height, slightly heavier. I ride the 158. best board ive ever ridden.
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Old 12-10-2013, 07:26 PM   #9 (permalink)
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It's 2cm. You're not gonna be able to tell a difference. If you definitely prefer the 156, then get the 156.
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