Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Too Far from Real Vertical
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The Barracuda is a very good Pow Stick. That is what S rocker is all about.
Off powder, the deck will ride good groomer conditions adequately. You have camber between your feet, but you have a set back stance. As a result, you need to adjust your riding style. You will always have to put a little more effort into keeping your front foot engaged if you want to carve on a groomer. The deck will lay down a line, but that is not the priority for this deck.
What this deck does not like is icy hard pack.
I own this deck. It is a blast in pow and can still be enjoyed on good condition days when you have to ride some groom to get to your stash. It is an easy, fun ride. But when things get hard, reach for something else.
As for size, I am 6 feet, 200lbs. I ride a 161 and on groomers the nose will dance. That is a given for this deck. I would suggest that at your size the 157 would be just fine.