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09-01-2015 08:42 PM
chrisac Hi guys, I'm also looking at the Cobra and would appreciate a bit of sizing advice.

I'm probably an improving rider rather than intermediate, can tackle most groomers and starting to take on POW and the tree lines, but not true back country yet. Want a board to grow into, but can be enjoyed straight off.

I'm 6ft 185lbs, size 13, so looking at 159wide, or 161wide. What do you think?

Cheers C
03-07-2014 07:37 AM
Loftness Congrats!!
03-07-2014 06:53 AM
dcflw I ended up finding a 158 from last year at my local shop for $300!
03-07-2014 05:27 AM
bundestar For 6'0 and 175lbs - 158 or 161?
I ride 157 Proto but effective edge of 157 Proto = 161 edge of Cobra. So guees i should take 161?
03-04-2014 03:20 PM
sk1p2 i do love pow and freeride eventho pow days are rare.. 158 it is then. tnx for help.
03-03-2014 06:57 AM
Originally Posted by sk1p2 View Post
hey guys.. i am thinking about buying cobra.. currently riding 09 burton custom 158.. im 6,0 and around 170lb, my boots are size 9..

so should i go with 155 or 158?
Either size would work for you. Depends on your riding style really (more carving, bombing, directional, and powder calls for 158). But you're used to a 158 and that's what I'd stick with.
03-03-2014 06:44 AM
sk1p2 hey guys.. i am thinking about buying cobra.. currently riding 09 burton custom 158.. im 6,0 and around 170lb, my boots are size 9..

so should i go with 155 or 158?
02-27-2014 11:17 AM
Loftness My two cents: The conditions I normally find are probably similar to yours. East coast packed powder, to groomed pack, to hard pack, to icy patches, to flat out ice. And sometimes slush. Decent amount of made snow.

The Cobra will be great on all of those except icy stuff, where it would suffice, but not excel. For me, if it's icy out I usually find something else to do. I get no pleasure from ice runs. It probably does get a little squirrelly in fast bombs, but then again most rocker hybrids do for me anyway (which is a reason I love the Ripsaw). The Cobra does get a little loose at speed, but it's not unstable, just loose. For my (and probably your?) general conditions it would be a great board. You're not going to go wrong with it.

Dutty's suggestions of the Heritage or Raptor (which I *think* is being replaced by the Chairman) work also. They're stiffer, directional boards, and I've ridden both. I took the Heritage west and had a lot of fun. And the Ripsaw is indeed a true twin...and while I don't ride switch I went with it anyway b/c of the overall feel. A directional version of the Ripsaw would be awesome.
02-27-2014 10:34 AM
Dutty In the Neversummer line I would be looking at the Heritage for mid-flex or the Raptor if you want something really stiff. I will most likely pick up one of these when I replace my groomer board, or possibly the Ripsaw if I finally decide I want to step up my game on riding switch.
My friend picked up a Capita BSOD last year and he raves about the edge hold. You might want to look into this as well.
But as always, check out reviews from others, there are many in this forum that are very helpful. I haven't used the boards I'm suggesting here, just saying they are the ones I would look into if I was wanting to pick up something to ride the conditions you describe.
02-27-2014 10:11 AM
Originally Posted by Dutty View Post
That depends, what kind of terrain do you stick to? Do you do trees / moguls at all or are you mostly on groomers? Are you in the air a lot or mostly stay grounded? How much do you value being able to hit max speed with lots of stability? Do you spend much time riding switch?
Also, are you committed to Neversummer? I have heard good things about boards magnatraction for keeping a good edge on hardpack.
I picked up the Cobra because I wanted something to do tree runs and still had decent float for heavy powder.
Nothing fancy. Mostly groomers, like to go medium fast, not really hardcharging and definitely mostly on the gorund. Ride mostly blacks, but not double blacks. I don't hit the trees and do not ride switch. Looking for a board that has very good edge hold and stability on the east coast but also is not awful in the powder as I do go out west once a year. Currently ride a Burton 2000 Rippey 158.5 so looking for something a little different just to switch it up a little.
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