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Are you making proper turns or kicking the back foot around like a rudder? Rudder turns will absolutely fry your back leg, especially the calf muscle.
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Both. Using back foot as a rudder and using both front and rear feet to turn. Going to adjust my high back straight up and down to see if that helps any.
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Why are u riding 172 Skunk?? That board is for very big people riding very deep pow. That in itself would be a lot of work for a average sized person. Also, like the other folks said, your bindings are probably not adjusted right..... and possibly a boot issue.
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Why are u riding 172 Skunk?? That board is for very big people riding very deep pow. That in itself would be a lot of work for a average sized person. Also, like the other folks said, your bindings are probably not adjusted right..... and possibly a boot issue.
^yup my exact ? 172 Skunk Ape in Tennessee? And what are your stats and boot size? Where ru riding?


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6'3" 280 size 13 boot. i ride from snowshoe wv to small places like cataloochie ,nc . i bought the board after alot of the larger guys recommended it. i adjust my board high backs to the upright position. going to see if that helps with the calf burn. also seen that my from binding was not alined with the rear binding. this could have been giving me a little problem with keeping going on a strainght light while straight lining.
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thanks for the help

Finally figured my problems out. Calf burn was due to high back tilted forward. Riding problems were due to setup of front binding being to far to the front edge. Causing my board to run caddy corner down the mountain.
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6'3" 280 size 13 boot. i ride from snowshoe wv to small places like cataloochie ,nc . i bought the board after alot of the larger guys recommended it. i adjust my board high backs to the upright position. going to see if that helps with the calf burn. also seen that my from binding was not alined with the rear binding. this could have been giving me a little problem with keeping going on a strainght light while straight lining.
I live in central NC and ride the same places. I too am 6'3" and I weigh 255-260 with size 13 boots. I ride a 2013 Flow Merc 162W. Since most snow around here is man made, I think you could go to a shorter board. 172 must be a beast to throw around. It may not solve your calf issue, but I would think it would be less tiring overall. I would be interested in what other big riders think, as I want to upgrade my board next year, but I'm not sure if I should get a longer board. What I REALLY want/need to do is loose the 20-25 extra lbs around my belly!!

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I'm 6'4, 230 and sz. 13 and I ride a Jones mnt twn 161w. I only want a longer board on powder days...which this year has been limited to 4 days of decent pow. It does great for most of my off-piste/near piste and groomer days, so I can't complain at all. I am looking for a pow board (around 165-167), but with the winter we've had this year I just can't justify it.

Also, for the big feet, I've found Ride to have the best foot reduction. K2 wasn't bad, but for some reason I wasn't impressed with Burton's reductions. Deeluxe also had great reduction on some boots, but they were too soft for me.
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I would be interested in what other big riders think, as I want to upgrade my board next year, but I'm not sure if I should get a longer board.
About 2 inches taller but same weight as you. Feet are 14/15. I run a 166w without any problems on Michigan groomers. I've toyed with the idea of going to a 169 or 170+ for powder days, but the 166 gives me plenty of stability in general conditions and is still easy to turn. Just depends on if we can keep having winters like this where powder days aren't as uncommon as they used to be.

Bottom line is that I only wish my board was a bit bigger on deep pow days, but even then my board is more than adequate. At a 162, you might find a 165 or 166 will give you a bit more stability for speed on groomers and will likely help you on pow days compared to what you're currently riding (but I don't know how often you get those).

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