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Hi guys!

I faced a problem of choosing board size, please give an advice.
I'm looking for Rossignol experience and not able to decide which size 164 Wide or 167 would better suit me.

My riding style - 60% off-piste and freeride, 40% all-mountain. I plan to improve freeriding side.
My current boards - Volkl Spade (camber 2009), Arbor Element RX 165.

I'm 200 lbs, 180 cm. tall. boot size 11.5 US.

My suggestions:
164W
pros: better flotability in pow, high board area.
cons: cause of the 26 cm. waist it's more difficult to turn and maneuvre on hard snow, piste.
 

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Hi guys!

I faced a problem of choosing board size, please give an advice.
I'm looking for Rossignol experience and not able to decide which size 164 Wide or 167 would better suit me.

My riding style - 60% off-piste and freeride, 40% all-mountain. I plan to improve freeriding side.
My current boards - Volkl Spade (camber 2009), Arbor Element RX 165.

I'm 200 lbs, 180 cm. tall. boot size 11.5 US.

My suggestions:
164W
pros: better flotability in pow, high board area.
cons: cause of the 26 cm. waist it's more difficult to turn and maneuvre on hard snow, piste.
My humble experience says that NS Raptor 164 is more comfort, easy and fun board to ride then Raptor 161 X (wide version).
So if you boot size let you ride regular version - I suppose it is better choice.

IMHO :)
 

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because of the rockered nose and tail, the 167 will handle like a 160-162, so go with that.
I have the 163 and it handles like a 156
 

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because of the rockered nose and tail, the 167 will handle like a 160-162, so go with that.
I have the 163 and it handles like a 156
Supra, thanks for an answer.
Is it worth trying 168w or it's too wide for 11 boot size?
Would you be so kind to describe your impressions about rossi experience?
Is it stable on hard snow despite of the soft rockered nose?
 

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I only have a size 10 boot so I fit fine. I used to wear 10.5's and those would be fine too. 11 should be ok.

Yes, it's stable on hard snow. It's the awesomest board in crap conditions. It works well in powder too. Soooo stable. There's no other board I'd rather be on in a no fall zone. It's a great board.


 

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the rossi experience is one of their best boards. i would say that the ns is better, but the experience is good as well.
 

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Hi guys!

I faced a problem of choosing board size, please give an advice.
I'm looking for Rossignol experience and not able to decide which size 164 Wide or 167 would better suit me.

My riding style - 60% off-piste and freeride, 40% all-mountain. I plan to improve freeriding side.
My current boards - Volkl Spade (camber 2009), Arbor Element RX 165.

I'm 200 lbs, 180 cm. tall. boot size 11.5 US.

My suggestions:
164W
pros: better flotability in pow, high board area.
cons: cause of the 26 cm. waist it's more difficult to turn and maneuvre on hard snow, piste.

I'll give you super quick lowdown the experience.

I have a 163 from the year Jones left to start his own brand and it's said to be stiffer than the recent models.

It's a stiff beast -- torsionally very stiff with a softer nose and rockered tips - I think rossi calls it "amptek" or something.

A few other odds and ends: super fast base and incredibly damp.. Turns well and very quickly in soft snow. VERY aggressive sometimes twitchy mtx that will hold an edge on anything. Rides much shorter than it is.

Horrible at slow speeds and not fun to ride on groomers, it shines at crazy speeds and off piste in variable terrain.

I'm 6'1 190 12 years riding (3 in Colorado 50+ days a year)and very strong physically and it's a bitch at times.

But In tight chutes, steeps, you can point it and trust it 100% when shit gets spooky as the MTX is so pronounced it could probably hold on granite.

A savage board for deep snow and steep terrain, It's not a "fun" or "all mountain" pussy stick for 150 lb hung-over-food-court gangster types from Highlands ranch.

I have no idea how the raptor rides, but I'm sure there are 50 people on this forum who have never ridden it who will chime in and tell you how great it is.

Good luck
 

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Hi guys

Thank's to your advices I've ordered Rossi Experience and it's awesome!
Combined with Burton Cartel it's very pleasent to ride.
So can't wait deep snow to check my experience with Rossi)
 
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