I'm looking into getting a Skate Banana and it'll be my first Mervin board. I've been just doing mountain riding and wanna start learning some ground tricks, so I wanted to see what you guys recommended as far as board sizing went with my height and weight - 152 or 154?
At 170 you will want the 154 over the 152. Also we need to know your boot size because if you have big feet they might not fit on a 154.
Another thing to consider is that there are many better boards for the same or less money IMO. The Banana is over hyped IMO, I have ridden it and its fun for buttering and OK at everything else. Its heavy has very little pop and won't perform well at high speed.
To determine the best board for you please be more clear about how and where you like to ride (park, pow, carving groomers etc).
The Arbor coda or Never summer proto CT would be better for all mountain freestyle IMO. If you are more focused on park and buttering then you could look at the Never Summer EVO or Arbor westmark or K2 fastplant.
Thanks for the reply, I have a 155 neversummer SL right now so I just want a board specific to buttering and other ground tricks, which is why I was considering the shorter size. I guess my concern is if my weight will be too much for stability on the 152. I have a size 10 boot, but it works fine for the SL that has a smaller waist than the banana at 152.