I normally ride a 154 believer for everything, and got a chance to ride this for a few pow days up at Mt. Baker. Based on the condition (5+ inches of fresh) and my build (5'9" 145lbs) I was told by one of the board engineer to check out the 159cm. I had never ridden anything that long before...I was nervous, but this board is real loose and quick to transition from edge to edge, it was crazy! The float is amazing, even on choppy snow you can still turn on a dime. Ride it centered for the best surf feel on the snow!