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Im going mental trying to decide wich size to get. Im 5'10"(maybe closer to 5'11") and between 120-130lbs depending on the earths gravity.

Now before you say 154 let me say i know the 154 is enough. My thoughts are if i already have a 153 board i can use on smaller powder days would it be wiser to get the charlie in a 158? Boards strictly going to be my deep day board for when i head out west next season, and it wont touch a groomed run ever.

I cant decide if the 158 would just be overkill or not. Im sure im just over complicating my decision and will be happy with a 154. :dizzy: someone drill a hole in my head please....
 

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TJ-

Go for the 158 - At 5'11 the 58 is fine for deep pow-

I am 6'3 and ride the 164 - It is my favorite board I own- :D

Should be able to find one on sale somewhere -
 

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Awsome! :thumbsup: Thanks for the reply.......anyone else have thoughts to share before i pull the trigger on a 158?
 

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My advice? Don't buy a Charlie Slasher.

I have a 164 and absolutely love it, but you live in PA. You're coming out west for a snowboarding trip next season. Great. You may or may not luck into a day or two that's worthy of a true pow stick. If you do, demo one. You're just not going to get enough use out of it to justify buying one.
 

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Probably have a hard time finding one to demo. We don't do rental programs.

My Charlie is from year 1, and I can easily get a new one every season for free. My point here is, it's a quiver board. Once you have one, it's good for many many years.
 

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The Charlie Slasher certainly isn't the only pow stick out there. He could demo a Jones Hovercraft, Salomon Sick Stick, NS Cobra, etc.

It just doesn't make much sense to have a dedicated pow stick while living in PA.
 

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Pretty sure it snows on the East Coast as well...

Charlie Slasher isn't "West Coast" specific ha. Plus, he can act like a true American, consume, consume, consume..
 

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It doesnt make much sense to play a piano when your blind but stevie wonders did pretty good.....or so im told.

Its a snowboard, its not going to vanish after one season. even if i was to get only one day on powder next year i still have a lifetime i could use the board.

I have extra money to blow from all the overtime i work, lifes good right now, ill ride this wave untill it dies out.

I appreciate your concern but your basing your judgement off a single variable when theres multiple variables at work here that oppose your thoughts.

Again i do thank you for your concern and response, i know it was only ment to help. :thumbsup:
 

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im 175 and ride the 158, seems like a good size to me

i would get the 154, you are pretty light, im not much of a believer in riding huge boards for pow anymore, it used to be the best way to get float, now you can have a nice shape with rocker and ride the same size you normally do.
 

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Dammit, I shouldn't have read this thread. There goes my Slasher desire overflowing again, and I'm too new and unexperienced to go building a quiver already....but I want that effin' board, with the 12/13 graphics. There, I've said it.

So IF I'm to use it in the exact same way (and place) as drc13 (=all mtn-powder), should I get the 158 or the 164? So far I've been more interested in the 164 but the turn radius is a little scary...

My stats
Height: 187 cm/6'2"
Weight: 84 kg/185 lbs in the nude
Boot: Nitro Team TLS 44/US11, no shrinkage tech
Bindings: Burton Cartel 12/13 L
 

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definitely the 164 man, its a fun board for riding everywhere but the park
 

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definitely the 164 man, its a fun board for riding everywhere but the park
Cool, thanks. Too bad that size just disappeared from where I had plans to buy it... :thumbsdown:

While we're at it, what do you guys think about the weight of the board? I know the original 2010 was considered pretty heavy, but has it changed with the later models? Thx
 

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I certainly didn't think it was heavy at all. Keep in mind I'm not jumping but I noticed absolutely no weight increase on the chair or when riding. Seems to be very durable as well!
 

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i have a 2012 banana magic 157 and a 2012 CS 158. The CS is only a few oz heavier, i don't notice it.
 
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