who makes a good board for someone whos 6'5 190lbs? Im really interested in the NS t5, but with their biggest board only `72 im wondering if it would be too short..I was riding a 169cm burton last year, and found it was too short off groomed runs..so im wary about getting a 172..any suggestion on boards? thanks!:p
I think weight is more the issue than height with board length, and I weigh as much as you (but only 6'-1"). My resort board is the T5 172 and I like it for everything (and my split is Prior 172). You will be hard pressed to find any boards much longer than 172 anyway - I mean 2 or 3 centimeters is only about 1". If a board feels too short in pow, you may try moving your stance rearward on the board. Also the width, taper, and sidecut make a big difference in how big the board feels.
I used to have an Eldo 180 for pow days until it got an edge blown out. It felt too big to me.
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Are you looking for a split? Or a solid board? Sounds to me if you want a twin tip split that the 182 Freeride is the way to go, otherwise you won't beat the float of the 178 Swallowtail split. A 170 Khyber would be another good choice. In the solid board catagory I think the Rad-Air Tanker is a great choice for you. 167, 177, and 187 come in a wide size, 26.8 to 27.5 waist depending on the size. the "standard" waist comes in 172, 182, and 200 with about 25.5 waist. I have a stack of the new brochures at home for their 06/07 lineup. All the new Tankers have 15/16 mm of taper and are light. Glissade makes their Big Gun in 175/185/195 sizes, and if money is no object, you could have Prior/ Donek/ Coiler make you a custom board, dictate the shape, flex, and build contents of your board. Also, in the solid catagory, Dupraz makes a neat shaped board that is great in powder, and kinda looks like the old Winterstick roundtail.
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