Well, maybe no-brainer is an overstatement. I did have an argument of the effective edge being the same as my old 155 Burton's, which doesn't have the blunt ends. Lib Tech doesn't post an upper weight limit and I made a rash decision. It was a great deal well before the season started and I did some more research while waiting for the snow and the doubts started creeping in. So by the time I actually got to try the board, I was already semi-sure it would "feel" short, which it did.