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Old 12-11-2008, 03:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have decided to make the switch to the NS legacy r this season after years of only riding Burton boards. I was wondering what the better size of legacy would be for me. I am around 160 and 6'1" and mostly ride backcountry and grooms. I'm not sure how these boards ride and I want to know what would be a better size the 159 or 161?
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Old 12-11-2008, 04:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Get the 159.

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Old 12-14-2008, 11:27 AM   #3 (permalink)
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have to disagree... if you ride mostly bc & groomers get the bigger deck. always go bigger... you will get used to it faster than you think.
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Old 12-24-2008, 11:49 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I am 6'1 182lbs...do you think the 161 will be playful enough for me for my seldom passes through the park? I would rather have something to tear up the whole mtn but also want to be able to butter it and have some fun
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Old 12-26-2008, 08:50 PM   #5 (permalink)
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BUMP trying to buy this tomorrow...these boards are IMPOSSIBLE to find up in the Vail area and I found a 161...any help is great
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Old 12-26-2008, 09:34 PM   #6 (permalink)
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At your size, I wouldn't take a 161 into the park. Seems a bit too long.
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Old 12-27-2008, 12:53 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I vote 159, the RC Tech inherently floats better than a standard camber board IMHO. So you CAN size down or just ride your regular size and do all mountain better. I suppose if you plan to do 100% waist deep pow every run every time your at the mountain go for a 161 or bigger..but chances are that wont happen, so having the manuverability of a 159 will help.
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Old 01-03-2009, 01:09 AM   #8 (permalink)
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So I picked up the 159 Legacy with Formula bindings. First impression(without having ridden), wow this board is way softer than I ever thought it would be. Just strapping in and bouncing around on the floor I could lock in presses. Just by lifting my front or back foot the flex makes it easy to lift the foot pretty high with ease. Also torsionally, the board seems very flexible compared to my 163 Patrol last year(I couldn't bend that thing on the floor at all). I am pumped to get this board out on the mountain tomorrow and see if it lives up to the hype.

Overall this board seems like it is going to be super fun, butterable, and should if it is stable like everyone says it will be a dream.
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