I am probably not the best guy to ask having drifted between skiing an snowboarding the past few years, but seems like you should look for an all mountain board between 158 an 160 cm with medium flex bindings. I wouldn't worry much about current year stuff as you can get much better deals on year old. But I am old and probably have my head where the sun doesn't shine. That's my $. 02 so.......... best of luck and enjoy!