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old man-Will too wide a waist of the board hurt or help me?

Ok, so Im looking to buy my first board after a total of 10 days snowboarding over the course of 8 years.

I was going to pull the trigger on a Burton wide board until the salesperson stopped me.

I'm 5'9 , 165 lbs and boot is 9.5 size. She was telling me that it was too wide for me.

What are the effects of too wide a board? Im looking for a v-rocker(if that is right, something LEAST to catch edges) as my primary goal. Im almost 40 and just want to ride the mountain easy and have young kids in tow that are also learning.

It looked like a good deal(325) for a Burton wide with bindings included but I don't want to be pennywise, pound foolish. Should I really NOT consider the wide board? How will it affect my riding?

Thanks for the consideration.
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