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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-26-2008, 08:52 PM
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Any ride differences from 3cm increase?

I just picked up an 07-08 K2 Zeppelin in 164cm for a price i couldnt pass up. im just a little worried because im 6'0", 200 lbs. and have rode 161's from the last few years and felt pretty comfortable with that size. after strapping on the K2 it doesnt feel much bigger but is there a chance of there being some difficulty riding it? i ride all-mountain/backcountry...no park.

i know ill probably just have to find out on my own but it would be nice to hear others opinions to either give me peace of mind or help me decide if i just get my money back.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-26-2008, 09:36 PM
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wow thats a big board. and yes you will notice a difference.
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164 is not big for a guy your size, especially for freeriding. I used to have a 164 custom as my freeride board and I'm 5'11'' 175lbs. You might notice a difference but not much, your only talking an extra 1.5cm on either side of your board. I'd say 161 is actually a little small for your size and riding style.
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Its more surface area which will give better float in pow. A longer effective edge which will give more grip when carving. But you'll be fine.


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thanks for the input. im not too worried about riding the board hard, its just the thought of initiating turns and generally being too much board to throw around at slow speeds that freaks me out. the first day i ride it i'll definitely bring a 161 so i have something to compare it to.

backcountry gets a lot of deep powder here in western Montana so more surface area should be a plus.
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