I'm 200lbs and I think my 159 is a little too big.
Also for the Op, if you can afford a trip to Western Canada you should do it ASAP. I'm from NZ and it blows that away, came here linking turns and now I can bomb anything, at ease in the trees and even starting to bust butters, spins etc.
It's going to be fun catching up with my crew back home
I am 6'4" and weigh in at 190lbs with size 13 boots and I ride a 163 wide board. Now I mostly do jumps/pipe so no real opinion on length for jib sticks however I wouldn't really want to ride anything much shorter than a 159. When the board gets too short landings get really sketchy. The big thing at my size in any case is the wide board otherwise you get mad heel/toe drag.
When the board gets too short landings get really sketchy. The big thing at my size in any case is the wide board otherwise you get mad heel/toe drag.
This was the concern for me since I ride park and have a larger board by most peoples standards on this forum. I'm 6'0 170lbs with size 11 boots.. I don't know very many smaller sized boards with a base width wide enough to handle my feet at moderate stance angles, without actually going to a klunky "WIDE" board. If you do alot of jibbing or like to take small to medium sized jumps, I can see why you would want a smaller board.
But if you like to hit larger sized jumps that require a lot of speed to clear the knuckle, a small board could get sketchy.
I'm debating on getting a jib only board.. about 152-154 in size for next season. But for now, my 158 is great.