Thanks your guys info has helped considerably. What size would you recomend for 175lb rider. I pretty much hit up most of the mtn with little time in the park but would like to learn. 157 or 161
Don't know about the DK, but I ride the TRice. If you go with the Rice I'd suggest you get the 157. I'm 6'4'' 210 and ride the 161 and it's a good size for me...smaller than I've ridden before, but still floats in the powder well for a board its size.
I'm 6'3", 180 and I ride the 161.5 I think it is the perfect size for all mountain riding. Great on jumps, holds a carved line like no other, and floats in the pow. Super fast all mountain destroyer. IMO, I wouldn't want a smaller board because it would have less carving potential.