Recommendations for a begginer / first ever board
I'm looking for recommendations as I'm in the process of looking around for my first board.
I've read through some of the threds on here to try and get an idea and VanillaEps thred was certainly a good read.
I'll be using it mostly on artifical snow at the Chill Factor in Manchester but do hope to progress and hit the mountains at some point. Saying that I'm very aware that I don't want to run before I can walk so to speak.
I'm pretty confident in linking turns and managing myself on the slope. I skated for year but needless to say quickly discovered that only a few elements can be transfered from wheels to snow.
I'm 5' 11 and about 160 lbs with a 10.5 U.S boot size.
I've been told boots are essentially the first thing you buy which I'll be doing at the same time so any good recommendations would be appreciated for those although I understand it's about the right fit for each individual. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
So far I've looked at the K2 Playback 159 wide, simply based on price more than anything - I could be way, way off with this as a starter board so again please advise me otherwise.
Any info is greatly appreciated.