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Hey guys, I dont wanna brag, im pretty good, been boardin for 10 years out of my 16 years, occasionally go backcntry. I want to get a hovercraft, but ill be ridin more goomers than powder. 152 or 156? I would like it to last a while? Help anyone?
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I think you should get the 160
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I am 5'6", 140 lbs. and I ride the 156 and love it. you may like the longer deck for a bit more float and speed through pow. In any case, enjoy it!
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Hey guys, I dont wanna brag, im pretty good, been boardin for 10 years out of my 16 years, occasionally go backcntry. I want to get a hovercraft, but ill be ridin more goomers than powder. 152 or 156? I would like it to last a while? Help anyone?
why do you want a hovercraft if you aren't predominantly riding powder?
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Hey guys, I dont wanna brag, im pretty good, been boardin for 10 years out of my 16 years, occasionally go backcntry. I want to get a hovercraft, but ill be ridin more goomers than powder. 152 or 156? I would like it to last a while? Help anyone?
Then you're looking at the wrong board. You don't want a Hovercraft.
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Then you're looking at the wrong board. You don't want a Hovercraft.
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I'm 5'11" and weigh around 196pounds. I'm after a Jones Hover split board but not sure on the size also. Has anyone rode the 160 and 156 as a comparison. I do alot of back country riding in Siberia which is nothing but powder. Although I love high speed in big open spaces I equally like riding through tight trees with loads of ledges and drop offs. Like the other genuine questions (counting out Mr Texas who wants a Pow board for groomers???) I don't want to sacrifice manoeuvrability in the tight stuff but also need to handle up to 7ft of real soft powder in November here and also Japan back country trips. I'm leaning to a 160 but I have no real idea how the 156 would handle in deep pow under my weight. This will be a quiver board naturally. I also have a GNU Billy Goat 162 which I ride on the groomers over here and it handles up to about 3ft of Pow pretty well but in the deeper stuff can nose dive a bit. I have a NS Premier F1 for back in NZ and Australia where what they call powder is our worst day in Siberia.
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