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 Post subject: Re: length
PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 8:35 am 
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Do yourself a favor though. Bring your splitty to the resort and dial it in there , and a few different days. Its really the idea way to go. Do not wait to go in the backcountry with a board you ve never ridden.


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 Post subject: Re: length
PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 11:22 pm 
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Well, I'm 5 foot 10ish, 175lbs and recently got a good deal on a Mojo 161. I've had people tell me that the 166 rides too "planky" if you weigh less than 195.... So I went with the 61....

My 163 Nitro Pantera is AMAZING in deep stuff, so 2 cm less seems pretty insignificant.

I'm thinking that it might indeed be slightly on the short side in multi-day skinning trips, but I really do want a playful board. ALSO, when it comes to riding in really sketchy spots, like around crevasses on Mount Rainier, I need something that is totally maneuverable.

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 Post subject: Re: length
PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 2:16 pm 
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my name is gary and i'm a splitboarder...

ooops wrong thread...

anyway, I'm 5'10 and when I started splitting with my 173 I weighed 155lbs. And found my wife's 166 to be way tooooo lacking in flotation.

clearly there is zero consensus as to what length one should ride

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 Post subject: Re: length
PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 2:19 pm 
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InTheMountains wrote:
anyway, I'm 5'10 and when I started splitting with my 173 I weighed 155lbs. And found my wife's 166 to be way tooooo lacking in flotation.

clearly there is zero consensus as to what length one should ride


Wow, yeah, obviously. Can't imagine trying to throw around a 173+ anywhere near trees.


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 Post subject: Re: length
PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 4:03 pm 
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I weigh 185lbs without gear and ride a 164cm Never Summer in the winter. It keeps me afloat w/o any problems. In the spring, I ride the Mojo 161. One difference also is the waist width and nose width for floating in the pow. A board with a little more taper or a bigger nose will allow you to size down a cm or two from a regular board. :twocents:

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 Post subject: Re: length
PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 1:14 pm 
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I asked myself, "W.W.T.B.D.?" (What Would Tom Burt Do? -from "My Own Two Feet").

Went with the longer board... I am the proud new owner of 167, 26cm, Storm-R. :rock:


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 Post subject: Re: length
PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 6:20 pm 
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thanks for all the feedback! I got a 66. I'm thinking it will be a good length for pow but i won't be too worried in tight trees.
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