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 Post subject: Never Summer SL split size?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:31 pm 
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Hello,
So I am wondering if anyone has some advice or input on what length is appropriate for the Never Summer SL split for me; either the 161 or the 163. I weigh about 150 pounds, obviously there will be additional weight from a pack and the gear that goes along with it when touring, and I have a size 11.5 boot. I was at first concerned that the waist on the 161 will be to narrow but I'm thinking that shouldn't be a problem. The waist is 25.8 cm would should be enough to cover a 11.5 size boot but I am not too sure. The 163 is more than wide enough with 26.3 cm so that is not a concern. I am used to riding a Never Summer Heritage X in a 159 which feels great and I'm not too sure how much of a difference 2 or 4cm is going to make

Would going for the 161 be large enough to compensate for the added touring weight or should I go for the 163 both for the added float as well as for the width to avoid any heal or toe drag?

Any input would be greatly appreciated,
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 Post subject: Re: Never Summer SL split size?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 12:01 am 
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I split my SL 164 and use it for spring riding, I weigh a lot more than you do. I wouldnt ride it in powder though.


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 Post subject: Re: Never Summer SL split size?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:40 am 
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I bet you will be ok on the 161 depending on your stance angles and boot sole length. That said, I ride a 163 SL with size 10 boots and I'm 6'2" 175#. I don't think its too wide.

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 Post subject: Re: Never Summer SL split size?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:54 pm 
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Thanks for the input. Yea I hope you're right about the 161 being wide enough, it seems like its the size I should be going with considering my weight and height. The 163 sounds like it'll be too big for me. So looks like I'll probably be grabbing the 161 SL


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 Post subject: Re: Never Summer SL split size?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:38 pm 
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with size 11.5 you need a wide board.
As someone who rides a 165, 173, 185 all on the same day obsessing over 2 cm of overall length is... well, obsessive. Your gonna notice a 1/2cm of width on toe drag waaay more than 2 cm of length in maneuverability/float, worth a few ounces of touring weight.

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 Post subject: Re: Never Summer SL split size?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:41 am 
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Thats what I was thinking originally, its not worth risking get a board thats too narrow. You're right 2cm is nothing, i'll stop obsessing. The 163 makes more sense in the end.


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