i think you can ride your board a little shorter than 160-162 depending on what board you pick. you might also wanna get a mid-wide board for your boot size. because of that i'd probably go to a store and get fitted for everything. of course, i was a high school senior once and money wasn't flowing out of my butt so i can understand you might wanna shop around online and on craigslist.
with that said, if you're going casual you should spend a little more time actually trying stuff on and buying new. a lot of shops should be starting to get their sales going. paying the extra premimum to make sure everything fits you will save you a lot of potential grief since you don't yet have the luxury of disposable income. at the very least, buy your boots in-store.
spitfire's an old board, just an FYI. though i heard it's pretty good.
where in NY are you from?
What I might do is go to a store and get my sizes and if there are already deals popping up maybe I'll buy from them. Otherwise I'll just buy off the Internet still. Unluckily because I live near NYC the closest place is 30 minutes away from me. The closest mountain to me is Mtn creek and it's an hour and a half away :/
I just looked on Craigslist and i found a board for a great price with great reviews...burton cruzer. I am thinking I will look some more but I think I might go with thei one. 155cm board by the way. It sounds great for a noob looking to go down mountains. It's heavy and is just incredibly forgiving.
Last edited by ColeWorld; 02-09-2012 at 01:06 PM.