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Well first because there is decent variation between individual boards of the same length and manufacturer's don't want to deal with nit-picky customers who return boards that are "defective" because they differ from the reported weight.
Secondly it is not a useful bit of information to most people aside from backcountry riders and even then it is only one of many issues they look at. A bunch of weight measurements can be found on splitboard.com
Most people who ride a stiff, damp board will mistakenly think it is "heavy" because it "feels" like it takes a lot of effort to move, but they are wrong. Some people also think longer boards weigh a lot more, that is not necessarily try. I had a Rad Air Tanker 172 that weighed less than the Burton Vapour 155 and/or the Elan Inverse 155 (which a few years ago were considered the "lightest" board made).
Really aside from a very basic light/average/heavy... you don't need to know the actual numbers for board weight.
BTW... you didn't specify what year Elan Inverse 155.
Last edited by lonerider; 01-05-2012 at 05:24 PM.