Forums DIY and Mods How Big is Too Big Viewing 4 posts - 1 through 4 (of 4 total)Author Posts February 25, 2012 at 9:50 pm #576473 RogueRider 34 PostsI’ve had this old Custom 169 in my quiver for about 8 years and only ridden it a few times mostly due to its size and the fact that I have newer boards that fit the bill when needed.Seems like the perfect reason to DIY split it, but I worry about the extra length and weight skinning with it. I know I will love the float on the downhill but being a relatively new splitboarder I’m not sure I will like having super long skis to deal with. (Picturing myself tripping all over myself) Does the extra length make much of a difference?Really would like to get some use out of this board, but don’t want to put myself at a big learning disadvantage.Thanks RRI’m 6′-0″ and 170lbs if it matters, but would just like to know if I should look for something else to split February 25, 2012 at 10:23 pm #652194 straightliner 36 PostsI started splitting this winter and I ride a 169 Odin and have had zero problems skinning with it, plus you will most likely be in a set skin track so they shouldnt cross. My skins are G3 size medium so that means the size is pretty average for splitboards. With your height and weight I think you will be fine. February 25, 2012 at 10:38 pm #652195 shredgnar 643 PostsSkiers seem to do ok skinning with their 190 cm skis.Since that’s probably not a reverse camber board, you’ll need the extra length for some float anyway. It’s all personal preference though. I would take it out and ride it in different conditions to make sure you will be able to ride it enjoyably before you split it. Personally, I ride a 168 everyday and like it but I’m a little bigger than you and my board is reverse camber.If you don’t like riding the board before you split it, you really won’t like it after. February 25, 2012 at 10:45 pm #652196 RogueRider 34 PostsShredgnar – so true, I never really thought about skiiers… why would I? 😉 (Just kidding, I love skiiers). The board is great on a pow day when I stay off the groomers (which is what I plan to do in the backcountry anyway). I ride the same board but newer and shorter (161) religiously and love it too. Thanks for the insight.Straightliner – thanks! That’s what I wanted to hear too since I already have it on hand and could be riding on it by next weekend. Viewing 4 posts - 1 through 4 (of 4 total)You must be logged in to reply to this topic.