Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Northern MI (the snow is continually sucking up here)
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Congrats on learning to snowboard! It sounds like you would want to ride an all-mountain or freestyle snowboard. While the skate banana is an awesome snowboard, like sxdaca said, you can do better for the price and still meet your needs as a newish boarder. And, as Wiredsport said, your height does not have that much to do with the size of board that you will be riding. Weight, shoe size, and riding style are what to consider when choosing a board size. You might want to look into some of Ride's boards, or maybe a Rome. Don't dismiss getting a used board, as long as it's in good shape. There are many gems out there still worth riding! A brand you might want to check out is NeverSummer. The company is based out of Colorado, and that's where the boards are made. I have been riding a 2011 Neversummer Evo, and it's been a blast! There are lots of little technicalities that go into choosing a board, as well as semantics. People will tell you that "Burton sucks," or "nobody likes that brand." Don't follow the crowd just because they're "cool." If you want to ride a certain board, and you like the feel of it, go with it! Have fun shredding!