Quiver-killing freestyle kingpin.
- C2 Power Banana places camber underfoot and rocker in-between for a forgiving, fun ride that still maintains edge grip and pop
- Full-wood AG1 core offers durable, reliable pop
- Magne-traction edges add five contact points to increase edge grip in all snow conditions
- Sintered base keeps you cruising through the flats
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Im 6,1 and 200 lbs so just...
Im 6,1 and 200 lbs so just hesitating between 162w and 166w. Could you please advise keeping in mind that Im trying to get universal intermediate deck after my 1st season that will help me to progress.
Thanks in advance.
Either of those lengths would be for a strict aggressive cruiser, but this is a park board. If you want something for the mountain and no park a 162 in something stiffer and directional in shape would be good. If you want a park board I'd say something in the 155 range. For everything something like a 158 would work well. I know the weight and height charts are telling you to get a big board, but unless you want a long plank you don't need one. If you're still working on learning a smaller board is easier to turn. I'm 190lbs and ride a 152. I'm mainly a park rider, its about preference, the charts are for general guidelines. It's not like you'd break a 155. Also for future reference, height is irrelevant, weight is what matters as it is what controls how much the board flexes. I recommend getting something 156-159cm. Look for boards that are all mountain if you haven't yet figured out if you like park or cruising better. An all mtn board will allow you to ride everything pretty well. A long park board is a terrible idea, I've done it before. I wouldn't put you on anything bigger than 160 unless all you wanted to ride was power and hardpack hard and fast all day. In your second year of riding you are far from that. A 162 or 166 would be a lot to hand at slow speeds trying to learn. My experience is 10 years riding just so you know I'm not someone who's never ridden before. Hope this helps.
Thank you so much for your answer. So I now starting to hesitate between 162w and 158w :))))Any ideas? Just worried about 158w behavior on fast hardpack? in powder?
Ive been riding now for about 12 years now...
Ive been riding now for about 12 years now and im currently riding a 156w forum grudge and im gonna needa new board soon. I was wondering if the 158w would be a good replacement for the grudge i have now. I do all mountain riding, big jumps and the occasional jib here and there. but mostly large jumps at high speeds. what board woulud suit my needs best ?
The Riders choice is the board that is developed by the team riders to best suit their needs, IE high speeds and big jumps. This board has a medium flex that makes it suitable for jibing and fun riding, but it also has C2 to give it the stiffness at the tips and tails needed for the bigger stuff.
The only thing to watch out for is if you're on a 156 now, maybe size down rather than up. Again, that depends on your weight and height and if you're focusing more on big/fast/backcountry now.
I just started ride'in this season and I'm...
I just started ride'in this season and I'm considering the RC W158 for my first board. I'll mostly in the east on icy conditions but get a few powder days when I'm eager to travel. I'm 6'-3", 185lbs, Size 12 boot.
What length would you all recommend? I've been riding a 160 (typical camber board) with good success but that's not available in the Riders Choice Wide.
My local shop here in Cincinnati has the 158 and 162 in stock and I'm ready to pull the trigger on one.
I ride mostly freeride, treeline type stuff is what I prefer. I'm not big on the park but I plan to hit some kickers when I get my skills up.
hey jb, well since ur not big into park and when u go into the park u will be hitting jumps u should look into a 162 it will give u a nice all mountain feel and a stable landing pad for those kickers. hope i helped man
I am a rider of Blue runs, don't run hard,...
I am a rider of Blue runs, don't run hard, mostly carving but looking for more fun. I wear a 12-boot and about 5'-11" and 170. Since I don't ride in the parks--should I purchase the Wide board or the regular?
You need a Wide board regardless of where you are riding. The reason for the wide board is people with a larger foot. You do not want to have your heels and toes hanging off the end of your board. Since you wear a size 12 you should always go with a wide board.
Trying to decide between this and regular...
Trying to decide between this and regular Riders Choice, i'm 6'1 and weighing in at 205... Boot size: 11, K2 Boa... Go with regular board, or stick with wide and 158cm? I ride all mountain, but would like to progress some more in the park this season.
well i would say stay with the normal Riders Choice because i ride a 153(not wide) with a size 11 boot and it has vary little over hand and with the extra width the 158 offers you will be just fine also id sick with the 158 for the size if you want a board that can do both park and all mountain.... hoped that helped
easy like a prom date
This board does it all. It has a playful flex but snaps back with plenty o' pop. This board will go as fast and big as you want, so be careful cause it won't say no when you try...
I wear a size 11 boot that is considered low profile, with a Large Flux binder and I recommend the wide width or you'll get massive amounts of heel and toe drag.
Amazing for someone looking to progress
I'm not T. Rice yet but I'm definitely one step closer thanks to this board! This board does it all and really let me start progressing because whatever I needed it to do, it would. It has a very similar flex to the TRS but without the super aggressive sidecut so its a little more forgiving of a ride but still will let you go fast enough to kill yourself, or break some ribs.
Sizing: I'm 6' and 185 with a low profile size 11 boot. I recommend going with 157 Wide for an all mountain stick.