Can't decide on whether to get the 154 or...
Can't decide on whether to get the 154 or 157. I ride a 156 Uninc and have been planning on moving onto a better carve board (although I'm Vermont based). However, the believer has just been winning to many awards to count. Anyway, I'm 5'8 around 165. I'm a pretty advanced rider, mostly carving the groomers, butter and jump off anything and hit the big jumps. Not a huge rail guy but ive been known to hit the boxes now and then. Also, love the powder when the gods smile on VT. Any ideas? 157 seems a bit big for the East Coast. It's either this or possibly the Forum Seeker 156 (for pure speed). Recommendations?
Sounds like you should definitely go with the 157. and move
3 cm on a board like the Believer isn't going to be a huge difference, especially if you're use to riding a 156 Un...Inc as the Believer is going to give you a similar ride. Personally I would say go for the 154 if you're going to keep using the Un...Inc every once in awhile and go with the 157 if you're retiring the Un...Inc.
I'm 5'11" 165lbs and use the 157 for everything. It's a little stiff and heavy for slow speed technical rail stuff but works miracles offpist and at higher speeds.
I went with the 157 to get a wider stance. The 154's 21" setup just doesn't cut it for me.