guys, thanks again for your posts and help. my weapon of choice was a Lib Tech TRice pro 164.5 in the end. had a first test ride/day today with it - maaan, what a board ! I really fell in love with it after few rides. the best length for me would be 161.5 i guess, but as far as my riding is a bit aggresive and I like ride it fast, it feels really well. will hopefully post few pics soon ..