Hey, I have the option of getting a Prior Backcountry 165 or 172. I am 5'10" and weight 185 pounds without a pack. I mostly plan on boarding in deep powder, but would like to do some spring boarding as well. I currently ride a Burton Floater 159. I want to go big enough to enjoy the deep stuff, but I don't want to go too big. Any suggestions would be helpful.
Joined: Mon Dec 26, 2005 8:31 pm Posts: 89 Location: Salt Lake
I'm your same size and I ride a khyber 165 it works fine as an all around board and the tapered shape rocks in the powder. I think you'll be happy either way but for an all purpose board the 165 is a better way to go
I would say go w/ the 165. I went from a super stiff 161 nitro natural resort board to a old school 173 voile freeride and didn't like the feel. it felt too heavy and slow to turn for me. I traded it in for a new 166 free ride and like that much better.
IMO you don't need anything over 165, just keep the speed up and you should be fine.