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Lib Tech T.Rice Pro 161.5 or 164.5

I am 6'3" 260 with size 13 boots. I am leaning towards the 161.5 but I didn't know if I am more suited for the 164.5. I am going to buy some Burton boots with Shrinkage tech so the waist width shouldn't be an issue for either size.

What size should I get?

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At 260, you might want to size up to the 164.5 unless you're looking for a softer ride. I'm 6'3" and about 190 and I would take the 161.5, but I like slightly smaller decks.

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You may want to reconsider that model setup all together and get the skunk ape which would be more suited to your dimensions - I have it in 169 and while it seems big its crazy stable with grip and playable - not as stiff as my K2 Slayblade at 166 but feels really stable at speed and on ice. Supposedly it is good for powder. I definitely would like to have the T Rice Board though - it's just that I thought the Skunk Apes were designed for bigger riders. I am 6'2 180 size 12. Anyway, good luck.

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You may want to reconsider that model setup all together and get the skunk ape which would be more suited to your dimensions - I have it in 169 and while it seems big its crazy stable with grip and playable - not as stiff as my K2 Slayblade at 166 but feels really stable at speed and on ice. Supposedly it is good for powder. I definitely would like to have the T Rice Board though - it's just that I thought the Skunk Apes were designed for bigger riders. I am 6'2 180 size 12. Anyway, good luck.
haha - I see the other guy's quote and he is also right - I have a 160 that I've taken out more than I expected but I still ride for speed and favor the longer boards. Probably all depends on if you are doing tricks and want that softer touch as he was saying.

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haha - I see the other guy's quote and he is also right - I have a 160 that I've taken out more than I expected but I still ride for speed and favor the longer boards. Probably all depends on if you are doing tricks and want that softer touch as he was saying.
I am leaning towards the 161.5 because I still want it to be playable but I just don't want it washout on me
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I think you'll be better off with the 164.5. At 260, 162 is the smallest deck I ride these days.

FWIW, I'm 240 and 6'3 with a size 13 boot.
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I forgot to mention that I wear size 13 as well. I don't think you'll have a washout issue except for in extreme conditions. The magnetraction should help with that. I think the 161.5 would be like a park deck for you that is capable across the mountain and in powder, and the 164.5 would be a slightly stiffer all mountain freestyle.

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What are you planning on using it for most often? Are you hitting powder with this board? If so, I'd strongly encourage the 164 or a bigger board all together.

I'm 6'4'' 210 riding the 161.5 and it's a good size, but I wouldn't want to go smaller for all mountain and powder. With an additional 50 pounds, I think a little biggerr board would help.

If you are just cruzing and doing freestyle with very little steeps and powder, the 161 could still be fine.
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What are you planning on using it for most often? Are you hitting powder with this board? If so, I'd strongly encourage the 164 or a bigger board all together.

I'm 6'4'' 210 riding the 161.5 and it's a good size, but I wouldn't want to go smaller for all mountain and powder. With an additional 50 pounds, I think a little biggerr board would help.

If you are just cruzing and doing freestyle with very little steeps and powder, the 161 could still be fine.
I ride on the East Coast so it is mainly groomers, no powder. I was thinking the 161 might be fine for just riding groomed runs and some park
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I ride on the East Coast so it is mainly groomers, no powder. I was thinking the 161 might be fine for just riding groomed runs and some park
Yes, that should be fine. Although, it will feel more like a park board than the all mountain shredder that it's made to be, but that sounds like what you are looking for.
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