Incase you didnt compare numbers yet,
157 blunt tip-
Overall= 157cm > 61.811in
Effective edge= 1210mm > 47.637in
Waist width= 258mm > 10.1574803in
Sidecut radius= 8.2m > 322.834646in
161.5 pointy tip-
Overall= 161.5cm > 63.582in
Effective edge= 1245mm > 49.015in
Waist width= 260mm > 10.2362205in
Sidecut radius= 8.4m > 330.708661in
Overall= 4.498cm > 1.771in
Effective edge= 35.0012mm > 1.378in
Waist width= 2mm > 0.0787402in
Sidecut radius= .199m > 7.874015in
I really didnt foresee it being as much a difference as it is seeing as its compareing two different tip types but i dont think powder performance would be hindered much, but thats not deffinite, tip shape would surely have some effect on float....no?
Nice - I did add some numbers but it's great to see them all laid out like this!
MY 162 BG has a 122 effective edge so I'd get about the same out of the 157 blunt. The blunt is wider than the goat. Goat is 25.3.
I've read, and when I talked with LIB they said the same, that when going to the HP model you can size up because it's lighter. Supposedly, per LIB, that's the only difference.
Reading I see some say the HP is poppier and harder to turn. The good ride says it's lower to the ground, less rocker and camber, and as a result more stable.
What this is coming down to is I've gotta try both and see what works for me.
Dog Funk is out of the HP so I'd have to get the pro model. If weight really is the only difference, and I tend to believe the lib rep since he's the closest to the product, then having a 157 pro and 161.5 HP to compare shouldn't be much of an issue.
Being 195 - 210lbs no gear I'm just not sure of the 157s ability be stable when the fresh pow turns into chopped up junk mid-day. It's most likely going to be a trade off -- more stability for speed or more agility for playing around.