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I'm 5-10 & 145lbs. Deciding between a 154...

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I'm 5-10 & 145lbs. Deciding between a 154 & 156 Custom V-Rocker. I mainly freeride so the 151 is out. If I could, I would ride pow all day, but when the fluffy stuff runs out, I head to the park, hit jumps, 180s, 360s, & the occasional box/rail.
I have a 09 Burton Supermodel X (160) and 09 Burton X8 (151). The SM X is perfect for pow days but not fun in the park. The X8 is great for jibbing, jumps, 180s, 360s, but requires a lot of effort to tail/nose press & butter since I find it relatively stiff. Also, I tried riding the x8 in powder–failed-must be a sizing issue.
Now, I am looking for a board that I can easily frontside 360 (like my x8) but will definitely keep me floating in knee deep powder (like my Supermodel x8). Would be nice to have a softer flex (NOT like my x8) to butter/press, but this maybe asking too much. I am gravitating towards the 154 for park appeal while hoping it will float me in knee-deep pow. If not, I would surrender to a 156. Suggestions welcomed.

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Ya if i were u id go with the 154 because its easier to take a park board to powder then a powder board to park trust me im 6 foot 1 and i ride a 153 and i will occasionaly take it in some pow and although it is harder to carve then some of my longer board but i think its worth it

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The board is V-rocker, run the 154. Its all good. This will work with all areas of the mountain. Have fun.