I'm about 5'10", 200lbs and have the 163 Wide and it is great in all conditions. Smooth and excellent control. Very stable at high speeds. I feel no paranoia about catching an edge on the catwalks. Too stiff for playing around at the park, but an excellent choice for bombing the groomers. Put close to 600,000 vertical feet on it this season and have yet to find anything to complain about.