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04-10-2013 02:32 AM
Zenhugh I'm 5'11" and weigh around 196pounds. I'm after a Jones Hover split board but not sure on the size also. Has anyone rode the 160 and 156 as a comparison. I do alot of back country riding in Siberia which is nothing but powder. Although I love high speed in big open spaces I equally like riding through tight trees with loads of ledges and drop offs. Like the other genuine questions (counting out Mr Texas who wants a Pow board for groomers???) I don't want to sacrifice manoeuvrability in the tight stuff but also need to handle up to 7ft of real soft powder in November here and also Japan back country trips. I'm leaning to a 160 but I have no real idea how the 156 would handle in deep pow under my weight. This will be a quiver board naturally. I also have a GNU Billy Goat 162 which I ride on the groomers over here and it handles up to about 3ft of Pow pretty well but in the deeper stuff can nose dive a bit. I have a NS Premier F1 for back in NZ and Australia where what they call powder is our worst day in Siberia.
01-28-2013 07:18 PM
Nivek
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Originally Posted by linvillegorge View Post
Then you're looking at the wrong board. You don't want a Hovercraft.
I have already tried to explain this to him. No dice.
01-28-2013 06:58 PM
linvillegorge
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Originally Posted by forum View Post
Hey guys, I dont wanna brag, im pretty good, been boardin for 10 years out of my 16 years, occasionally go backcntry. I want to get a hovercraft, but ill be ridin more goomers than powder. 152 or 156? I would like it to last a while? Help anyone?
Then you're looking at the wrong board. You don't want a Hovercraft.
01-28-2013 06:52 PM
kbettch
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Originally Posted by forum View Post
Hey guys, I dont wanna brag, im pretty good, been boardin for 10 years out of my 16 years, occasionally go backcntry. I want to get a hovercraft, but ill be ridin more goomers than powder. 152 or 156? I would like it to last a while? Help anyone?
why do you want a hovercraft if you aren't predominantly riding powder?
01-28-2013 05:26 PM
Edp25 I am 5'6", 140 lbs. and I ride the 156 and love it. you may like the longer deck for a bit more float and speed through pow. In any case, enjoy it!
01-28-2013 05:01 PM
Supra I think you should get the 160
01-28-2013 12:13 PM
forum
Help?

Hey guys, I dont wanna brag, im pretty good, been boardin for 10 years out of my 16 years, occasionally go backcntry. I want to get a hovercraft, but ill be ridin more goomers than powder. 152 or 156? I would like it to last a while? Help anyone?
11-09-2012 08:57 PM
shralp
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Originally Posted by Triple8Sol View Post
Now that Jones is on their...what, 3rd year? I'm still bummed to see they haven't come out with something in between like a 158.
The difference between a 56 and 60 is pretty minimal really.
11-09-2012 05:29 PM
Triple8Sol Now that Jones is on their...what, 3rd year? I'm still bummed to see they haven't come out with something in between like a 158.
11-08-2012 10:28 AM
shralp
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Originally Posted by lonerider View Post
If you have read any of my post, you know I typically suggest longer boards than most people - however in this case I suggest the 156. From what I've ride the Hovercraft is wide (slower edge to edge), stiff with a super shallow sidecut at 9.3m for the 156 (doesn't like to make tight turns). All of that says a 160 is not going to be very maneuverable (again I almost never say this about boards... even the Rad Air Tanker 172cm I used to ride).

If you go to the Jone website... you will see that even the 152 is rated up to 220 lbs, so I think you'll be fine on the 156.
The board has some taper (10-15 mm IIRC), that is going to help it feel faster edge to edge, plus you'll be riding poder on it. I don't care for wide boards on groomers (I have a size 9 boot), but they are great in poder.
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