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I'm 6'4" and weigh 215#. I currently ride a NS Legacy 166. The board is awesome compared to the beater Burton Cruiser that I started on. As far as higher performance boards go, the NS is really the only one I have ridden so I don't have much to compare it to. Any suggestions for any other all mountain or powder specific boards?
 

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I'm 6'3", 200 lbs, and ride a 161.5 T. Rice Pro, a 157 Proto CT (158 CTX last year) and before that I was only carving and had a 166 Arbor A-frame.

I like the T. Rice most for all mountain riding, and it is similar to the Legacy, but I'm sure a lot of people on here will tell you that. I actually tested a bunch of NS, Rome and Lib boards in CO a few years ago and fell in love with magnatraction on Lib rides.

The T. Rice is nice since it is a mid wide. I'm an 11 boot, so most wide boards are too wide for me. The Lib Skunk ape is also good, but only for at least size 12 feet.

Just remember that with the new hybrid rocker, you really don't need to go that big to still float. Even my 158 Proto CTX rides good in powder, not as good as the 161.5 T. Rice, but you get the idea.
 

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6'6" 200lbs, size 14 feet.

i have a nitro t1 159w rock board, flow era 158, ride machete 161w. I sold my 163w ride highlife.

The highlife was great for bombing but wasn't that much fun for the whole day so i bought the machete for bigger stuff but hoping it will still be playful later in the day.

I had a flow infinite 163w, it was fun to carve with and was pretty good all round but i would probably go with the drifter if i were going to buy a flow for all mountain, or maybe the maverick(spelling?) for the camber profile/float in pow.
 

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6'6" 200lbs, size 14 feet.

i have a nitro t1 159w rock board, flow era 158, ride machete 161w. I sold my 163w ride highlife.

The highlife was great for bombing but wasn't that much fun for the whole day so i bought the machete for bigger stuff but hoping it will still be playful later in the day.

I had a flow infinite 163w, it was fun to carve with and was pretty good all round but i would probably go with the drifter if i were going to buy a flow for all mountain, or maybe the maverick(spelling?) for the camber profile/float in pow.
Good lord. They need to get some of your DNA and put it away for the sake of science. Talk about good genes. Was your mother part Amazon?
 

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I'm 6'3" and anywhere between 180 and 200lbs. Just depends on the time of year, and how willing I am to exercise. :laugh: I have a size 13 and I ride a Nitro Volume 159w for now. I spent a season on a Signal Omni, and that thing was a friggin' blast! I would still be riding it if I hadn't broke it. The Omni turned me onto the hybrid camber. My next board will most definitely be a hybrid as well.
 

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6.3 and 210, size 13 cant wait for my board ns legacy 163 and ride capo bindings to get here. it was a pain in the ass the get that thing shipped in europe. hope it will arrive(late december some time) so i can try something else that my old lamar board
 

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Good lord. They need to get some of your DNA and put it away for the sake of science. Talk about good genes. Was your mother part Amazon?
lol no she is yugoslavian (spelling?) and my dad is dutch (both first gen canadians) had some height on both sides and got lucky i guess.

Although, besides a few sports being 6'6" doesn't help much aside from getting things off of high shelves or changing light bulbs LOL
 

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Thanks for the input guys. Based on what you guys are saying, at my size (6'4" 215#), I should be riding a shorter board. Do you think going from a 166 to say a 163 or 162 will make a noticeable difference?
 

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lol no she is yugoslavian (spelling?) and my dad is dutch (both first gen canadians) had some height on both sides and got lucky i guess.

Although, besides a few sports being 6'6" doesn't help much aside from getting things off of high shelves or changing light bulbs LOL
I got to go to Holland on business earlier this year, and as a 6 ft tall dude, I felt like the shortest man in the country. The dutch are huge!!!
 

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Honestly, i don't understand why such a big guys ride a something less then 168? Really? Can someone explain?
Noone rides pow? Or you got so steep angle, so i can ride 164 in pow being 250 lbs?
Or noone ride agressivly? Mean 165 can hold you?
 

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Honestly, i don't understand why such a big guys ride a something less then 168? Really? Can someone explain?
Noone rides pow? Or you got so steep angle, so i can ride 164 in pow being 250 lbs?
Or noone ride agressivly? Mean 165 can hold you?

Hybrid camber is a beautiful thing. It allows us bigger guys to ride smaller boards. ;-)

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Granted we don't get much pow in my neck of the woods, but my massive friend and I had no trouble in 2 feet of powder last season. I prefer smaller boards for the trees. Maybe if I rode a massive board I would really like it, but I've felt comfortable riding agressively on a 158 even.
 

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Honestly, i don't understand why such a big guys ride a something less then 168? Really? Can someone explain?
Noone rides pow? Or you got so steep angle, so i can ride 164 in pow being 250 lbs?
Or noone ride agressivly? Mean 165 can hold you?
I don't see much pow so I'm not sure how I'd handle in the deep stuff.

Do I ride aggressively? I 'unno, I think so. I'm trying to hit 50mph, I'm hitting large (for Michigan) kickers. I play on boxes. I ride boarder cross runs without speed checks. I'm beginning to enter glades now.

My Legacy has only made me feel unstable on flats while traversing relatively slow.
 

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Thanks for the input guys. Based on what you guys are saying, at my size (6'4" 215#), I should be riding a shorter board. Do you think going from a 166 to say a 163 or 162 will make a noticeable difference?
I think the answer to this question depends on what board you are getting, and what you are using it for. Also, is the legacy an older camber board, or is it from the last few years with the hybrid camber?

I’m 6’4’’ and 205-210 riding a 161.5 T-Rice for everything including deep powder and it’s a great size. I’m definitely thinking of getting a more powder specific board for the deep days and for that I would likely move back up in the 165 range.

For an all mountain board with a hybrid camber 161-163 could be a pretty good range for you but if you are talking powder specific, I think you are in the right range with the 166. Or you could go bigger if you are looking for a big mountain powder board.
 

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Honestly, i don't understand why such a big guys ride a something less then 168? Really? Can someone explain?
Noone rides pow? Or you got so steep angle, so i can ride 164 in pow being 250 lbs?
Or noone ride agressivly? Mean 165 can hold you?
i rode my 163w cat boarding never had a problem with float.

i rode a 159w park deck in a foot + of fresh and it was so much fun, that board was flat camber (solomon riot). In really deep stuff 159w is to small unless it is steep.
 
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