Choose My Deck Size
The different deck lengths change the distance between the SR360 assemblies. These can be thought of as your pivot points, and making them very far away from each other will make turning more cumbersome (like driving an SUV). Making them too close together will make turning too tight and unstable (like driving a go kart). Everyone needs to find their perfect balance, which can be found by combining a few factors like height, stance width and riding style.
Start with your height & stance width
Your height and the sizing chart are a great first match, especially if you’ve never snowboarded before. You can also use your stance width to determine if the size is right for you. The best way to measure stance width is to lay a tape measure on the floor with about 3 feet of tape laid out. Then get in your preferred stance and measure from the outside of your feet. Then double check that this stance is within the deck size you are considering.
Consider your riding style
If you are on the fence between sizes, then consider how you like to ride. Choosing a larger size will make your ride more stable – but will also force you to put more effort into sliding or spinning. Choosing a smaller size will be more nimble and easy to spin, but will also feel more unstable. In snowboarding terms, it is the difference between a powder board and a park board.