id stick with this board i have this board and i love it, and all the talk about it being unstable at speeds is bullshit, never notice anything, if you are riding more all mountain id deff go longer rather than shorter
having a board without the full metal wrap is a good thing thats why they make um like that, there hand made, other companies such as ride usually have the full metal wrapped edge, because they are machine made, which is deff a minus. all mervin boards do not have the metal edge on the nose and tail
The skate banana is a much softer board than the carbon credit, more jib specific,if you were doing more all mountain/jumps id go with the CC but if all you do is ride park/rails/etc id go with the banana, other than the flex they are pretty much the same they both have btx and mtx.
This board would be perfect for you, its got a medium flex so it would be good for both freestyle n all mountain, and because its got btx it will float amazingin powder, i rode last years model and i loved it, solid board, and you cant go wrong with gnu, they make the best boards out there.
hey id go with the 162, that would be perfect for you. It wont feel that long tho it will ride more like a 160 because lib boards are generally shorter than they say. and id also go with the 162 over the 159 because this board doesnt have very much effective edge due to the btx.
This is a great boot i recemend for anyone whos riding style is all mountain freestyle. The boots so comfy cozy, ull want to sleep in um, and there light as a feather. Once they break in they flex alot but not too much. Get this boot.
You can go smaller with the lib tech boards but only the ones with btx (which is pretty much every board they make now), only because they we'll float so well in the pow no matter what size you get because of the reverse camber, but if i was buying a reverse camber board i would go a lil longer in size because it also has less effective edge than a regular camber board.
Hey man id go with the 157, im 155lbs and i ride the 154 but if your doing alot of park riding you could go with the 154. Keep in mind tho that lib boards ride smaller than what they say, so the 157 is more like a 155. Its gonna float great in the pow either way cuz of the btx.