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Old 04-17-2013, 10:41 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I have the 161.5 T. Rice HP at 6'3" and 200 lbs. I really only use it for powder days. If I wanted that board for an all mountain, every day stick, I would go 157. You are also lighter than me, so stick with the 157 bub. It rides longer than it looks and the magnatraction will make sure that you have that grip you would be missing out on with a longer board.
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Old 04-17-2013, 05:41 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I'm about the same weight and I'm using the Trice 150 for all mountain and park. I like using shorter boards.

You should be fine with a 157. Remember the trice feels longer.
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Old 04-17-2013, 06:03 PM   #13 (permalink)
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hehe. Yeah I dunno what you guys consider "fast".. I normally chicken out at around 30mph
I've ridden an Evo noodle to 30 mph.

45 is about where my knee starts shaking
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Old 04-17-2013, 07:33 PM   #14 (permalink)
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At 30mph you could board a toaster and be fine lol. 157 will be more than enough for you even as you progress and get more confident at speeds!

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haha .. ok thanks. good to know
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Old 04-17-2013, 10:37 PM   #15 (permalink)
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you should be fine on that, im 6'3 225 and im downsizing into the 160-162 area after riding a few of my friends boards. I think youll enjoy that length.
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Old 04-21-2013, 05:46 AM   #16 (permalink)
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...I'm 190lbs 6ft ....been cranking it since 1999 ...owned Doz's of boards mostly burton and I've found 159-161 to be my perfect size on a (camber board)
yet at the burton "boardfinder" they recommend 163 ?... have brought 57-58 boards before but ended up selling not long after few days as they just don't have the stability I like ...but thats me I'm more of a charging surf/freerider that likes natural freestyle (no rails)......I could see the more novice rider's or pure skate/freestylers boarding enjoying the 56-58 size ....I do think height would effect things i.e 6,3 foot 150lbs on a 151 etc,,,, stability aren't going be flash free-riding IMHO

Currently got a 159 JJ burton .....sold my 58 supermodel last year thinking a 161 custom be a great second board

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Old 04-21-2013, 06:19 AM   #17 (permalink)
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A 157 is plenty for a 175 pound rider. I was at 185 and down to my post season weight of 177 and ride 156-158 decks for all of my riding including big mountain lines and high speed carving. In decent groomed conditions I have busted 60 MPH without any serious control issues. A 161 is actually a bit overkill for your weight.
So whats the go with Burton board-finder recommendation 163.... I did own a 163 supermodel many years ago which I did love in the pow...

Guess it all comes down to personal preference ..
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Old 04-21-2013, 08:29 AM   #18 (permalink)
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You should really just demo some different sizes and see what you're comfortable with. I'm 6'2 180lbs (prob 190 with all gear on) and rode a 162 process Flying V. It felt pretty good and I bought a 162 gnu billy goat for next year but I want to get something in the 156-159 range also to see if I like giving up a little stability for more maneuverability. I'm sure there are people with your stats who swear by riding a 151 and those that swear by a 167, just depends on your riding style and comfort.
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Thats exactly what it came down to for me personally when I started downsizing to these shorter decks. I found that agility was a more important aspect than high speed.
I think the 162 definitely helped being more confident at speed when I was starting out, but I'm sure I'll go your route once I give shorter boards a shot. I'm actually looking at picking up a Lib TRS, GNU Rider's Choice or Capita DOA in 156-159 for next year to go with the 162 goat.
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Old 04-21-2013, 11:03 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Same question as him. I owned a Billy goat in 162 and found it perfect for the thing i want the board to do, now id like a trice pro and im not sure if i want to go with the 161.5, but i found my lobster 157 a bit small at times.... Hmmm

EDIT: Fuck it, ill buy another goat in 162.
EDIT 2: what would be similar to goat 162 but a twin tip with magne traction and a sintered base?

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