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 Post subject: 168 too big? Advice quick please.
PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 1:54 pm 
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I've been offered a great deal on a 168 k2 panorama board but I'm concerned it might be too big. I've only ever ridden a jones solution 164 which I found amazing. I'm 178cm (5,11) 180 lbs and size 10 US.

All advice great-fully received.

I only have 24 hours to make the decision.

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 Post subject: Re: 168 too big? Advice quick please.
PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 2:27 pm 
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Location: SLC, Wasatch front.
In my limited knowledge, I would say go for it... If you are an agressive rider, and riding deep powder, the extra 4 cm would be barely noticeable. If is a really good deal you may be able to eBay it and make money if you didn't like it

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 Post subject: Re: 168 too big? Advice quick please.
PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 2:36 pm 
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wasatchfreeride84093 wrote:
In my limited knowledge, I would say go for it... If you are an agressive rider, and riding deep powder, the extra 4 cm would be barely noticeable. If is a really good deal you may be able to eBay it and make money if you didn't like it


My thoughts exactly.
All advice welcome.

Tanks Moonman.


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 Post subject: Re: 168 too big? Advice quick please.
PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 7:09 pm 
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Bigger is better

My smallest current ride is 167 rossi XV
I'll be making my own 174 for the next japan mission early next year. this is just a DEEP pow board!
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my quiver range is large from 163 Sirfloats to 195 Voile swallow
I really only ride as small as 167
Im 6' 100KG with gear and a 10.5 foot
We don't get pow in OZ but I like to carve not slide!
In Japow 172 is my smallest touring board
164 gentem big fish for the resort

My :twocents:

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 Post subject: Re: 168 too big? Advice quick please.
PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 6:21 am 
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Where do you ride? I wouldn't say that a 168 is completely out of the question, unless you are riding tight trees or rocks on a regular basis. But it might be borderline. I'm 6'2" and ride a 168 solution with no problems whatsoever but you are shorter so it might be a struggle. Might come down to how the board performs and I haven't ridden the K2.


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 Post subject: Re: 168 too big? Advice quick please.
PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 4:23 pm 
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Ah the 4cm question. Collective answer from the Wasatch: I guess a 168 will be okay for 180lbs. especially since K2 doesn't make a 178 or 188


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 Post subject: Re: 168 too big? Advice quick please.
PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 7:18 pm 
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I'm 6' 200# riding since rubber straps and aluminum fins, never met a 168 that felt too
big, been on many that felt too small.
effective edge on 168s Ive ridden vary from 120-150, 4 cms of overall length don't mean
doodely squat compared to tip/tail shape and side cut.

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 Post subject: Re: 168 too big? Advice quick please.
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im 6'2 and have the 68 panormama. like everyone said depends what you ride but ive ridden it in everything and have no regrets about size, i normally ride 157-162 in resort boards and havent noticed much in terms of agility of the board. also my buddy whos 5'7 rides a 165 split and has no complaints either.


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 Post subject: Re: 168 too big? Advice quick please.
PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 4:25 pm 
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b0ardski wrote:
I'm 6' 200# riding since rubber straps and aluminum fins, never met a 168 that felt too
big, been on many that felt too small.
effective edge on 168s Ive ridden vary from 120-150, 4 cms of overall length don't mean
doodely squat compared to tip/tail shape and side cut.


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 Post subject: Re: 168 too big? Advice quick please.
PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 7:40 pm 
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firstlight wrote:
Bigger is better

I'll be making my own 174 for the next japan mission early next year. this is just a DEEP pow board!
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As the days grow shorter and Furberg sadly remains stuck at 173 and DPS still doesn't make splits, 'tis the season to begin nagging firstlight again... :)

So, when will these shapes be available?

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