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K2 Turbo Dream Size Help

I am about to buy my first board, and after lots of research have decided to go with the K2 Turbo Dream. However I am unsure what size is best for me.
I am 6'0" and weigh about 155lb, and currently have size 11 nike zoom force 1 boots.
Would the 157W board be suitable for me? It has a waist width of 26.0 so not sure if it will be too wide.
The other size that I am considering is the 159 which has a waist width of 24.9, but I feel that this would be too narrow.
I'm not sure of my stance width because I have no board here to check with and in the past having only used rental boards have used pretty standard feet angles.
I know that it is best to test a board before buying it but living in Australia that is just about impossible.

Any help you could give me would be much appreciated.

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I was going to get the turbo dream originally but because of price (a sale) I went with the fastplant instead (needed a park board anyway). I'm 6' 150-155lbs and wear a size 10.5 in zoom force 1's and I went with a 156 and it fits perfect. I would say go with a 155-158, but its kinda personal preference. For a shorter feeling board, a 153-155 would be good, perfect 155-158 and longer side of the spectrum 158-161 You made a good choice with the turbo dream though, I wish the fastplant had the harshmellow in it.

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Thanks for the reply. Think i'm gonna go with the 157w. From the information you've given it sounds like it should be a good fit for me.
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I have a Turbo Dream. I'm 5'11 and weigh 175 and I went with a 159 regular and I use large sized bindings. Awesome stability and speed. Don't make it your park dominate board, this baby is fragile. As a result I bought myself a Lib Tech Attack Banana 156 for park dominance and kept the Turbo Dream for pow days/all mountain days, that would be my suggestion to you
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Thanks for the reply. Think i'm gonna go with the 157w. From the information you've given it sounds like it should be a good fit for me.
This is the right choice. The 159's waist may be on the narrow side for size 11 boots. 157w should do fine unless you start packing on the pounds....
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Thanks for the advice everyone. Just put an order in for the 157W and some Burton cartel bindings. Unfortunately i'm probably not gonna be hitting the slopes until about January. It's gonna be a very long wait, especially with a brand new board sitting there waiting to be used.
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I realize this thread is a few years old, but i have the same question. Im thinking about the Turbo Dream wide, but not sure if the 157w or 160w would be better. I'm 6'0", 175-180lbs, size 12 US boot. The problem with wide boards is that their recommended weight limits are totally open ended. the 157 is 150+, and the 160 is 160+, so not sure which one to do. Any feedback would be appreciated!
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I realize this thread is a few years old, but i have the same question. Im thinking about the Turbo Dream wide, but not sure if the 157w or 160w would be better. I'm 6'0", 175-180lbs, size 12 US boot. The problem with wide boards is that their recommended weight limits are totally open ended. the 157 is 150+, and the 160 is 160+, so not sure which one to do. Any feedback would be appreciated!
Don't get caught up in charts and numbers. They're useless at times. It all depends on your style of riding. Bigger boards will have better float but sacrifice versatility so the choice is yours. If want to hit features id go with the 157 but if you just like to charge then the 160
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Hi

Which one did you go for in the end please? I'm in exact same boat as you were, I'm 6 foot and 185lb, looking at 157w or 160w. Can get the 157 for 30% cheaper. Will use for mostly on piste so any thoughts would be great?

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