I have one myself, when I got it I was tripping out at the dimply raised 3d graphics on the topsheet. You'll enjoy your board. I have a 158" myself and i'm 5'10", 160 lbs, size 9 boot, with P1's. I went for the longer one cuz freestyle riding doesn't interest me too much, and I valued higher speed stability more than ease of turning. The difference should be negligible. Shorter board will definitely be more versatile.