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I normally ride 156cm. But since...

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I normally ride 156cm. But since this board doesn't have 156cm, should i buy 154 or 157? i'm 5'9 and 155lbs.


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154... for sure! ... ride rocker a couple centimeters smaller.

Here's why: With rocker you have more edge to use as it is already naturally arching to your turn. Your not pressing against the camber for turn initiation. Imagine it as extending your natural effective edge without actually doing so. (I know, doesn't make sense, so here is a comparison that will)

The Joystick is my board of choice! I'm 6 foot and 195 lbs. (considering myself an advanced rider who likes tricks and powder) I ride the 157 as a park, rail, pipe, groomer stick... And then jump up to a 159 wide when its over knee high powder.

Just to note, this won the Transworld snowboarding good wood award!

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Here is what the non-Burton affiliated testers had to say:

“Very fun, stiffer rocker board.”
“This board is an amazing combination of flex and pop. It holds a perfect edge and struck me as an awesome park board as well.”
“Fun board to take anywhere on the mountain.”
“Super good all around board. Has reverse camber which will make it awesome in pow. Still has pop to get those big jumps stomped out. And it’s a bit pressy on rails.”
“This would be a very fun pow board. The rocker makes it feel a little soft for jumps but it still performs. Fun for butters too.”
“No confusing internet searches needed, the all-mountain rider has found its match. Fun to ride, pop for days and awesome to turn. It ain’t this thing’s first swing around the block!”