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Old 12-08-2011, 10:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I plan to get Never Summer SL 2012 for this winter. Hopefully to improve.
Lower intermediate level now. Mainly riding pistes.
65kg, 144lbs
174 - 5ft 7
small boot size 7.5 or 8 US

I am thinking now of getting 153cm (rather than 155) as I will not have many chances to ride powder and want sth easier to manoeuvre and easy to initiate the turn (I sometimes struggle with this on a bad day).

What size is best? Thanks for help
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Old 12-08-2011, 10:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
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At your size, the 151 or 153 would be the best choices.
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Old 12-08-2011, 12:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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HI

I plan to get Never Summer SL 2012 for this winter. Hopefully to improve.
Lower intermediate level now. Mainly riding pistes.
65kg, 144lbs
174 - 5ft 7
small boot size 7.5 or 8 US

I am thinking now of getting 153cm (rather than 155) as I will not have many chances to ride powder and want sth easier to manoeuvre and easy to initiate the turn (I sometimes struggle with this on a bad day).

What size is best? Thanks for help
I am your weight and rode the 151 no problem.
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Old 12-08-2011, 12:17 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I'm 5'7" 155lbs

I was riding a NS 151. it was very maneuverable and was perfect for me (all mountain). But my legs did get tired in the powder

151 or 153 is fine for u
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Old 12-08-2011, 03:41 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks!!
I am leaning towards 153 now as I want easier, playfull board. Hope it will still perform on the piste.

I have last year K2 Darkstar now in 155 and it is hard sometimes to initiate the turn, it just feels a bit too long.
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Old 12-08-2011, 05:35 PM   #6 (permalink)
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HI

I plan to get Never Summer SL 2012 for this winter. Hopefully to improve.
Lower intermediate level now. Mainly riding pistes.
65kg, 144lbs
174 - 5ft 7
small boot size 7.5 or 8 US

I am thinking now of getting 153cm (rather than 155) as I will not have many chances to ride powder and want sth easier to manoeuvre and easy to initiate the turn (I sometimes struggle with this on a bad day).

What size is best? Thanks for help
Short answer: 153 cm.

Longer answer:
I'm 5'9" (175.25 cm), 155 lbs (~71 kg), expert rider. I've been riding a 2009 NS SL 155. I demo'd the 2012 NS SL 153 and 155 last spring and the 153 was much lighter and more nimble than my older 2009 SL 155. I suspect if I was going super fast down a steep I would want the extra length... but overall the 153 was a great board. Since I'm a bit heavier than you and a little more advanced... I think the 153 would be a good fit for you.
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Old 12-08-2011, 06:23 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Yeah agreed ....153 is a good fit your size and ability. I have a 158 SL and love it. It just does everything well all over the mountain. Great board, you won't go wrong either way.
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Old 12-09-2011, 05:24 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Thanks all. Hope it is a good choice and not too advance.
I also looked at Rome Agent Rocker which supposed to be similar but it is wider board so with my boot size I think I should stick with SL 153.
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