I am 6'2", 210 lbs, size 11.5 boot. I am...
I am 6'2", 210 lbs, size 11.5 boot. I am considering the 159w skate banana as an all mountain fun board and something to ride in the powder. I am currently riding a 165 skunk ape but I want something shorter to help push my freestyle riding. Am I on the right track?
You are going to find that a 159w is waaaaay to short if you're used to 165. I tried to downsize from 163 NS Legacy to 157 Burton X8 this year and just couldn't get comfortable on a board that short (FWIW, I'm about 215 lbs, size 11 boot).
You may have better luck than I did, but I just want to warn you that downsizing that much isn't as easy as it sounds.