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02-21-2013 02:13 PM
lisevolution I'm about the same size and the biggest board I've ridden is a 168 cambered Rome Flag. Right now I'm on a NeverSummer Legacy 166. I personally didn't like the SkunkApe, I felt it was dead feeling. Not bad but not overwhelming. In reality the 4cm isn't going to make that much difference to the overall stability of the board. It all depends on preference and what type of terrain your riding. If you're riding Pow and steeps you the extra length makes sense. If you're riding groomers or small mountains I'd say go for the shorter board.
02-20-2013 11:59 PM
comclovin You can ride the 165w and shouldn't have any issues, although the 169w will be a bit more stable at speed etc, due to the larger size. I've been riding a 165w Skunk Ape HP this season and while I'm not 6'6" my weight swings from 260-280lbs depending on the time of year etc. The Apes are built for big riders, so really can't go wrong with the board.
02-20-2013 09:34 PM
Thommo
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Did you get the skunk ape 169 w? If so how does it feel. Being a big guy my self just trying to make decide my self.
Hi Mate,

Being an Aussie I havent got the board yet. Looking to pick it up in the next couple of weeks. Im now probably leaning towards the 169w .

Either way I wont be able to get any runs under my belt until at least the start of june.
02-20-2013 03:55 PM
Todd2002 Did you get the skunk ape 169 w? If so how does it feel. Being a big guy my self just trying to make decide my self.
01-13-2013 10:26 AM
deadman Love my 09/10 T.Rice board
01-12-2013 09:24 PM
Backcountry I'd say Skunk Ape 165w.
But either is alright.
01-12-2013 09:08 PM
hktrdr
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I have my mind pretty much set on the Skunk Ape now.

What would the difference be for me between a 165w and a 169w?
About 4cm.
01-12-2013 07:08 PM
Thommo I have my mind pretty much set on the Skunk Ape now.

What would the difference be for me between a 165w and a 169w?
01-11-2013 12:09 PM
Triple8Sol Skunk Ape 169W. It also comes in a 165W but that seems too short for your weight. I got guys in my crew anywhere from 2-7" shorter than you, and 80-90lbs. lighter that ride 164-166 as an all mountain board.
01-10-2013 03:50 PM
SinkHole So a while back I was talking to this shop kid about the T.Rice and he was all "Yeah, that thing is like, crazy stiff."
And I was like "Really? How stiff could it be?"
And he was all like, "Like, really, really stiff Bro."
So I bought one anyways.

Being a product of 90's snowboarding, I can tell you that it is no stiffer than any cambered boards from back in the day and probably softer than most of them.

Not sure why I am telling you all this wonderful story but I guess the moral is, listen to people but ultimately you have to make up your own mind and go with your gut.

I love that T.Rice board but hate the fact that I almost did not buy one because of someone else's input.

Conversely, my buddy has a Skunk Ape (Size 13's), same size 157, and HE loves his.
It's just that his, is not quite as fast as mine.
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