Forums Splitboard Talk Forum Board Recommendation?? Reply To: Board Recommendation?? December 24, 2005 at 3:45 am #584729 karma surf 191 Posts redux- The 178ST was made for the conditions you describe, and any Swallow will smoke any other board in pow. Especially 5%-10% density Wasatch/Teton snow. I’m 165lbs and have no problems with the length. In fact I’m hunting down the 195ST. Consider Dack who posted previously. He’s probably 125lbs and 5’5″, and he shreds on the 178. The extra length will be a bit of adjustment, but here in the Wasatch it’s all about float on the pow days, and the ST offers rapid edge to edge transitions in soft conditions. If you wanted to mix it up in the firm, then check out a tapered shape.