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    Posted: Jan/21/2013 at 10:05pm
im looking for a little bit of all mountain riding and cruising but mostly focused on jibbing and the terrain park and jumping. im 6'0" without boots and 175 lbs. would i have been better off with the 157? or will i most likely not notice any difference? thanks
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  Quote julius77 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/22/2013 at 11:45am
You probably won't notice much of a difference. 180's/spins may feel more sluggish, but you may not even notice. I notice when I switch from my all-round board to my park board, but the difference between those boards is 7cm. Park deck feels lighter and easier to maneuver. 2cm? I think you'll be just fine.
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  Quote Lux Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/22/2013 at 11:53am
The answer would lie in the differences in sidecut radii and nose/waist/tail widths. Do a side-by-side comparison of their specifications to differentiate. The trend is that longer lengths of the same model are more sluggish, but it isn't caused by the added length. The difference in character is from the increased snowboard material (total surface area) that your unchanged body mass now has to manipulate combined with adjustments in sidecut and widths.
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  Quote humblerooster Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/22/2013 at 12:56pm
If ride park, get the 157. It's not too much of a difference riding but it will be easier to rotate around.
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  Quote 2zz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/22/2013 at 1:58pm
Depending on how strong you are, but difference will be small.
You'll notice it more when jibbing and rotating. Extra length will add more rotational mass and board will be stiffer compare to a smaller board.
You'll get used to it but better off with a smaller board
As said before, carving will be different too due to change in waist width and sidecut, and stiffness
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  Quote haiv143 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/22/2013 at 6:30pm
my old Salomon was a 151 with 8/10 stiffness and my new Custom 154 is 6/10 stiffness and I can't much difference aside from stability. I really don't do lots of tricks except for small jumps and experimenting with various carving techniques.
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  Quote snowboardinrox357 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/22/2013 at 6:34pm
I recommend getting the 157 board because it's a little bit smaller and will give you more control if you ride terrain park, plus it's lighter. :)
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  Quote nifeblade Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/22/2013 at 10:11pm
thanks guys. for my size and height what size would y'all recommend?
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  Quote 2zz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/23/2013 at 8:28am
I'll say 155ish for jibbing and such.
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  Quote dvdngu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/23/2013 at 9:55am
Originally posted by 2zz

I'll say 155ish for jibbing and such.
thats what i would say as well. I started out at 157 for a park board, but now i get a 154/155 for the park and 157-160 for all mountain and pow
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  Quote nifeblade Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/26/2013 at 4:38am
if i got a 159 should i return it?? i just don't want to regret what i got...
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  Quote nifeblade Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/26/2013 at 4:39am
ill only spend about 30 percent of my time in the park.... ill still be riding regular runs and powder..
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  Quote rye Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/26/2013 at 7:32am
l was previously using 155, then use 153 now. I honestly dont notice much of a difference at all. Maybe the only thing l felt was less control, but it was completely a different board and form (rc/c)
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  Quote nifeblade Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/26/2013 at 12:16pm
shhould i return the 159 and get a 157 then? was it noticeably less control?
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  Quote Witty1 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/26/2013 at 2:32pm
stick with the 159... since you're 70% not in the park you'll get more out of the board that way.
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  Quote sleeepili Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/30/2013 at 8:42pm
the 157 may be easier to progress on because it's lighter and shorter, making it more maneuverable. I'm 185lbs and am sizing down to a 155 (previously ridden 159-162) so i can practice jibs and flatland tricks. when i get more comfortable i plan on sizing back up to 159 so i get the increased stability at higher speeds
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  Quote Backside10 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/06/2013 at 2:27pm
I'm about 6' and 185. I ride mostly park, I would personally go with the 157 without question. 159 would be a good all terrain board, but you will want something smaller most likely if you are any bit of a park rat.  Just for info, I ride a 156 midwide and I love it, not great for powder days, but love it for everything else.
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  Quote nifeblade Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/08/2013 at 3:01pm
crud.... so shud i go exchange/return it?
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  Quote rye Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/08/2013 at 3:53pm
its all your choice, take it keep it. make that choice
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  Quote humblerooster Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/08/2013 at 4:34pm

If its not a hassle to exchange it than do it. But 2 cm isn't too big of a difference.
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