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?
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
Joined: Sat Aug 21, 2010 9:06 pm Posts: 202 Location: Udapimp, Idaho
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.