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12-05-2012 06:20 AM
Mysticfalcon 155 definitely. I am 195lbs and I ride a 158 SL for my splitboard and a 161 SL for my groomer board. There is no reason for someone your side to ride a board longer than 155 for anything
12-05-2012 04:39 AM
lonerider
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Originally Posted by snowklinger View Post
You woulda loved this board at loveland today, it made all the ones next to it look like kids decks. I'm pretty sure I could have paddled into surf on it.
I recently was talking to a shop owner in CO about trying out some boards... The moment I told him I had some basic BX/race experience (even though I specifically said I didn't want to recreate that feel) he immediately ignored my requests for a 155 and said I should be riding a 163... Took me a while to even let him consider offering me something as "short" in his eyes as a 155 for 145 lbs.
12-05-2012 04:15 AM
snowklinger
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eh... I borrowed a 158cm board (1998 K2 Electra) my second season when I was 125 lbs. It only felt a little long turning it and it was actually more stable on jumps (I could only do a fs 180 back then).
You woulda loved this board at loveland today, it made all the ones next to it look like kids decks. I'm pretty sure I could have paddled into surf on it.
12-05-2012 03:38 AM
lonerider
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That's because the 158 is CRAZY big for someone who is #140 lawlz.
eh... I borrowed a 158cm board (1998 K2 Electra) my second season when I was 125 lbs. It only felt a little long turning it and it was actually more stable on jumps (I could only do a fs 180 back then).
12-05-2012 12:56 AM
snowklinger
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It is a subtle but noticeble difference (2% difference). I suggest 155 (to other posters... hey look I suggested thr shorter length) although I bet someone else is going to recommend you go shorter "just cuz" that what they do.
That's because the 158 is CRAZY big for someone who is #140 lawlz.
12-04-2012 08:14 PM
fuzebox I own a Premier F1, and after demoing a Raptor I instantly regreted not getting it instead.
12-03-2012 06:04 PM
lonerider
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Originally Posted by Fredlicious View Post
Hey guys, just wanted to thank you all for the advice and discussions. I'm settling more into the idea that the Heritage is going to be the right board for me. I'll probably pick it up around Christmas time for my next ride at Breck. I'll be sure to come back and report how it feels

One last question: is it likely to make that much of a difference whether I go with the 155 vs the 158?
It is a subtle but noticeble difference (2% difference). I suggest 155 (to other posters... hey look I suggested thr shorter length) although I bet someone else is going to recommend you go shorter "just cuz" that what they do.
12-03-2012 05:30 PM
Fredlicious Hey guys, just wanted to thank you all for the advice and discussions. I'm settling more into the idea that the Heritage is going to be the right board for me. I'll probably pick it up around Christmas time for my next ride at Breck. I'll be sure to come back and report how it feels

One last question: is it likely to make that much of a difference whether I go with the 155 vs the 158?
12-03-2012 12:15 PM
Mysticfalcon Ive gotta say a Heritage. No question at all. I consider the heritage to be the the AM board for someone who likes to charge. Its great in the moguls and the steeps and still likes to play off the natural features.
12-02-2012 05:17 PM
Angler
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I think this may have a lot to do with the fairly deep sidecut of the board. My Billy Goat is even "worse" for that on hardpack. It is even more of a turning machine. This loosy goosy feeling is pretty native to the C2 style of rocker/camber and why many east coast riders prefer the solid feel of traditional camber. By the way what is the camber profile of the Jones board you suggested? Just curious if this could be a factor.
http://www.jonessnowboards.com/image...mttech/mt1.jpg
You should check out the web site and look at the flagship as well. I have this board and it just rails on hard pack/ ice.
p.s. I am 55 so I understand not wanting to splatter on the trail
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