First board purchase. QUESTION!
I think I've narrowed it down the Rossignol Taipan. It was this board or the salomon ace, both of which I have found for ~$200. The taipan is a hybrid camber board and rates very well for groomers,carving,speed, and edge hold at (Thegoodride.com).
Im an internediate rider who only takes a trip or two a year.Unfortunately ive always rented and been given a size board...and I don't remember what size I have ridden the past few years.
QUESTION: i am 5'10" ,170 lbs and around 8.5-9 boot size. As far as weight goes I could ride a 158cm (120-175) or a 160cm (135-190+). Should I go with the 160cm in order to grow into it or the 158cm? I just prefer cruising and carving, not much into the park.