Never summer - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-02-2012, 05:43 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 7
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Never summer

Need advice. Buying soon.
5'11 shoe size 11.5 US boots might be 12 wt 190
Ealry intermediate level. Mostly groomers and occasional back country. Never parks

Going for Sl or legacy
Which one for my size/ shoe size?
Thing 159 if legacy. 158 or 161 for Sl?

Thanks in advance for any help.

Last edited by ERDOC; 10-02-2012 at 05:54 PM. Reason: Shoe size
ERDOC is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-02-2012, 06:02 PM
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
backstop13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: East Tennessee
Posts: 696
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
depends on if you can snag some good boots in those sizes with a reduced footprint. Boots with a reduced footprint should fit on a SL. For your weight, I think the 158 would be fine.
backstop13 is offline  
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-02-2012, 07:23 PM
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
david_z's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Detroit suburbs
Posts: 3,754
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 44 Post(s)
Blog Entries: 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by backstop13 View Post
depends on if you can snag some good boots in those sizes with a reduced footprint. Boots with a reduced footprint should fit on a SL. For your weight, I think the 158 would be fine.
I think an 11.5 most brand boots would be OK on the SL, the waist on the Legacy is like 265 or something like that which is quite a bit bigger than you need with a size 11.5. The waist on SL is 253 or 255 depending if you go 158 or 161 and that should be plenty wide for most size 11.5s, I wear size 11 and have not had issues with drag on boards down to like 249mm waist.

Ditto the 158 seems like a good versatile length for OP's size.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
>>
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
|
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
|
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


"Maybe you never thought about hiking the hills just outside of town. But maybe you should."
david_z is offline  
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-03-2012, 12:21 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 7
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
It seems to me I am right in between the 158 and 161. I like your suggestions about sl over legacy. I am relatively new, what are the down size of the 161? Harder to initiate turns?
ERDOC is offline  
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-03-2012, 08:42 AM
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
david_z's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Detroit suburbs
Posts: 3,754
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 44 Post(s)
Blog Entries: 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by ERDOC View Post
It seems to me I am right in between the 158 and 161. I like your suggestions about sl over legacy. I am relatively new, what are the down size of the 161? Harder to initiate turns?
as a rule of thumb yeah it's going to be a little slower initiating turns, faster overall so harder to control for a beginner/intermediate usually, more swing weight, a little harder to spin, etc., but it will be faster, maybe a little better float in deep snow, etc., so there's a trade-off. You could be safe on either size although depending on what board/size you're coming from, the 61 might take a few days to adjust to riding the longer board. If you're not riding much park or dont' plan to ride much park, the 61 might be a better fit in the long-run, otherwise the 58 is going to be plenty versatile IMO.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
>>
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
|
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
|
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


"Maybe you never thought about hiking the hills just outside of town. But maybe you should."
david_z is offline  
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-03-2012, 08:50 AM
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
backstop13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: East Tennessee
Posts: 696
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I would still stick with the 158 if I were you. If you're an early/intermediate rider, you may still get in the parks. A lot of people go into boarding with the idea they're going to stick with only one type of riding, then 2 years later they're doing the exact opposite. You say you'll never hit the park, but in a couple of years of riding you may figure out you actually enjoy it.

The 158 will allow you to still hit all types of riding while you're learning and figuring out what you like. In a couple years, when you've figured out exactly what you want to do, you can pick up a more specialized board that is better at what you like anyway.
backstop13 is offline  
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-13-2012, 09:24 PM
Junior Member
 
TommyD's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Australia
Posts: 11
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I own a never summer legacy 159
Am 6'2, 82kg (180lbs) and ride with a +15/-15 duck stance, size 11-11.5 boot

Found that it was a touch wide and struggled to get responsive manoeuvrability

Although this was my first board, i rode my brothers Arbor Blacklist and found it much more responsive.
TommyD is offline  
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-13-2012, 09:34 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 7
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I went with the 158 sl. Hope it's perfect. Now I am scrolling through the stomp pad debates... Uggg
ERDOC is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome