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|01-08-2009 10:49 AM|
|01-08-2009 10:37 AM|
|hoppyumr||Hopefully you wont find me as the one with my face flat on the ground... It wasn't that way last year (not that much anyway).|
|01-08-2009 10:35 AM|
|01-08-2009 10:33 AM|
|01-08-2009 10:26 AM|
|hoppyumr||Sedition, do you have any thoughts on the stiffness of the Air 161. It was much stiffer than the Bullet I was originally looking at in the 164.|
|01-08-2009 10:16 AM|
Originally Posted by ironcrosschrome View Post
You'll be fine on a 161, esp a NS. They tend to run a touch stiffer than most other decks, so that will help make up for some the size difference. Depending on what type of terrain you normally ride, you'll get a lot more menuverbaility out of the shorter board. You should have a lot of fun with that thing.
|01-08-2009 09:58 AM|
|hoppyumr||going to Breckenridge, Keystone, etc beginning of February. I do plan to give it a try at our local 'hill'. What width is the 161 that you are going to? Should I be worried about dragging at 24.9cm?|
|01-08-2009 09:46 AM|
|ironcrosschrome||I am going from a never summer 171cm big guy to a never summer 161cm, im 6 2 and 225. I think it will be ok , 161 is still a good size for us big guys! I dont get to ride till april this year so keep me posted if you get some time on it.|
|01-08-2009 09:38 AM|
Picked up a board last night
As the title reads, I picked up a snowboard last night, and got a really good price on it. I wanted to see if people sometimes liked smaller boards for a bit more agility obviously trading off for stability at higher speeds.
My wieght usually varies between 210-215, and I'm 6'2", and use a 12 boot
Burton Air 161, 24.9cm waist
There is an Air 165 out there, but the price that I picked up the 161 at was way too good (165). Anyway, I've riden a 163 Supermodel and 164 Cruzer Wide, and felt fine on both of them. Going from a 163 to a 161 doesn't seem like much of a difference to me, and the waist of the supermodel is only 5mm wider at 25.4cm versus 24.9 for the Air that I just bought. The bindings are Burton Cartels that I picked up for 65 new (another awesome price).
Aside from being slow in deeper powder, is there anything REALLY wrong with the size board for me?