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6' 210 lbs here not huge but pretty big, should be more like 195 but haven't touched that in many years

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lol no she is yugoslavian (spelling?) and my dad is dutch (both first gen canadians) had some height on both sides and got lucky i guess.

Although, besides a few sports being 6'6" doesn't help much aside from getting things off of high shelves or changing light bulbs LOL
I got to go to Holland on business earlier this year, and as a 6 ft tall dude, I felt like the shortest man in the country. The dutch are huge!!!
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I'm 6'1" and about 205lbs and ride a 161W Bataleon Jam or a 162 Burton Process Flying-v.


My buddy is 6'4" and about 250lbs and rides a 164W Custom X (i think thats the size)
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Honestly, i don't understand why such a big guys ride a something less then 168? Really? Can someone explain?
Noone rides pow? Or you got so steep angle, so i can ride 164 in pow being 250 lbs?
Or noone ride agressivly? Mean 165 can hold you?
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Honestly, i don't understand why such a big guys ride a something less then 168? Really? Can someone explain?
Noone rides pow? Or you got so steep angle, so i can ride 164 in pow being 250 lbs?
Or noone ride agressivly? Mean 165 can hold you?

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Granted we don't get much pow in my neck of the woods, but my massive friend and I had no trouble in 2 feet of powder last season. I prefer smaller boards for the trees. Maybe if I rode a massive board I would really like it, but I've felt comfortable riding agressively on a 158 even.
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Honestly, i don't understand why such a big guys ride a something less then 168? Really? Can someone explain?
Noone rides pow? Or you got so steep angle, so i can ride 164 in pow being 250 lbs?
Or noone ride agressivly? Mean 165 can hold you?
I don't see much pow so I'm not sure how I'd handle in the deep stuff.

Do I ride aggressively? I 'unno, I think so. I'm trying to hit 50mph, I'm hitting large (for Michigan) kickers. I play on boxes. I ride boarder cross runs without speed checks. I'm beginning to enter glades now.

My Legacy has only made me feel unstable on flats while traversing relatively slow.

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I got to go to Holland on business earlier this year, and as a 6 ft tall dude, I felt like the shortest man in the country. The dutch are huge!!!
the dutch apparently have the tallest average height in the world.
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Thanks for the input guys. Based on what you guys are saying, at my size (6'4" 215#), I should be riding a shorter board. Do you think going from a 166 to say a 163 or 162 will make a noticeable difference?
I think the answer to this question depends on what board you are getting, and what you are using it for. Also, is the legacy an older camber board, or is it from the last few years with the hybrid camber?

Im 64 and 205-210 riding a 161.5 T-Rice for everything including deep powder and its a great size. Im definitely thinking of getting a more powder specific board for the deep days and for that I would likely move back up in the 165 range.

For an all mountain board with a hybrid camber 161-163 could be a pretty good range for you but if you are talking powder specific, I think you are in the right range with the 166. Or you could go bigger if you are looking for a big mountain powder board.
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Honestly, i don't understand why such a big guys ride a something less then 168? Really? Can someone explain?
Noone rides pow? Or you got so steep angle, so i can ride 164 in pow being 250 lbs?
Or noone ride agressivly? Mean 165 can hold you?
i rode my 163w cat boarding never had a problem with float.

i rode a 159w park deck in a foot + of fresh and it was so much fun, that board was flat camber (solomon riot). In really deep stuff 159w is to small unless it is steep.
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