im pretty much 5ft 8in and around 155 pounds with a 9 size boot, i wanna use this board mainly for groomers and park but take it out in the pow too. what kind of size and widths am i looking at here guys?
Also, would anyone recommend this over the Skate Banana?
157 should be versatile enough for you and the right size for your weight. I have a size 9 boot too and this board is perfect for it because it's a little on the narrower side.
I would prefer this board over the skate banana because you get a better, faster base, better fiberglass/basalt fiber and wood core. (more pop and stronger, faster construction basically)
There's a reason this snowboard has won Transworlds Good Wood Test 5 years in a row. It's the only one with that kind of track record too.
I#m from germany and i'm also 5ft8inch and you souldnt take a 157 like the other guy told you... ridin for 10 years now and i rode the 54 trs btx last season, and felt it little stiff. got a 51 trs btx this season and love it. its enough length to hit powder. smooth ehough for some butters and ground tricks and also stable at speed. trust me, it enough length to go fast and big. unless you hit any of these pro line boosters.
boot size US9 should work with the 24,7 width of the 51 and also with the 25,3 of the 54.
i wear size 10 and anle is +15/-10 and the waist of 24,7cm fits well. if you want a stable board but also play around, go with the 51 trs.
i would go with the 154 for sure, i am pretty much the exact dimentions as you and i ride the 54, such a sick board