just because you saw 161.5 on his board in art of flight when he is riding in neck deep pow does not mean that a 161.5 is the board every guy his size should choose to ride.. the t.rice rides very very long, just look at the eff edge and sidecut compared to other boards. don't chose your board size based on what you've watched a pro ride in the back country, unless you have a heli and plan to ride neck deep pow every time you hit the slopes? just a thought. on hybrid camber boards my suggestion would be to go as short as you can.. they float fine in the pow at any length, the big difference is in the eff edge and the sidecut, and when you get up into some sketchy terrain or some chutes, that 164 t.rice will feel like it's a 180.
Last edited by huckfin; 02-07-2012 at 08:15 AM.