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What is the big difference between the...

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What is the big difference between the Supermodel and the Supermodel X? I'm looking for a powder board, but a straight powder board (like the Malolo that I've been looking at) doesn't seem ideal for the Pacific Northwest. I guess I'm looking for a powder board that can still handle harder packed and groomers as well.

Also, what size should I be looking for? I'm 6'1", 185 lbs.....

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The Supermodel X has carbon vapor skin. This reduces weight and adds response. The supermodel has a flex rating of 5 and the X's is 7. A lot lighter and snappier. I would recommend you getting the regular supermodel. It will be better suited for all types of conditions. The 159 sounds like it would be the correct size choice. The tapered tail will help out in powder when you do ride it so don't worry about that. This board is awesome, you will love it.