View Full Version : Right size? 160 or 167
November 18th, 2003, 07:51 AM
I am 5'10", 130 Lbs. There are two boards available for me to buy from my friend: a 2001 160 Factory prime, or a 167 FP. I am 16 and want some room to grow. I would like to know by tonight. Thanks.
November 18th, 2003, 08:01 AM
I would take the 167. if you catch the 160 on a soft day a nose roll could be in your future. I love my 168 ultra prime and 173 Factory prime. I am however a couple of pounds ahead of you.
Pre School Rider
November 18th, 2003, 10:49 AM
Thrillkil,are you looking to freecarve or race,or both? The 160 is a Slalom board,it'll turn quicker,ride better at up to Mach 1,and be at disadvantage doing long,drawn-out arcs,but it's likely better suited to your weight. The 167 will be more versatile in terms of speed,but will not want to nimbly manuver through a slalom course.The 167cm will do well as a biggish freecarver,and would be o.k. as a weekend-warrior G.S. racer. The big issue is have you put your paws on either of these boards,and have you then flexed them? At your weight,that's a something to consider...
November 18th, 2003, 12:20 PM
Yeah, I'm just looking to freecarve. Racing is a second priority
November 18th, 2003, 08:24 PM
The 167 will be a better ride for you. It will be easier to learn on (less twitchy) than the shorter board, and will be more stable at high speed.
November 19th, 2003, 12:12 PM
he knows what he's talking about! he is a veteran professional instructor.
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