Hi, I'm starting to get stressed out the more I read up on snowboarding gear.
I have recently bought my own board/bindings/boots after consulting websites, reviews and whatnot with the purpose of buying stuff for beginners.
I'm 163lbs (74 kg) and 5ft6.14in (168cm). I'm all-mountain style I think? Because that's what some sites told me to go for since I'm a beginner.
Board: Burton Blunt (151cm)
Bindings: Ride LX Series (M)
Boots : Ride Jackson Boa Coiler (Size US 9)
I just read up on 3 things that worry me. 1st, My boots and bindings are all-mountain boots while my board is freestyle. Is that going to affect me a lot?
2nd, I don't understand flex rating. My board and bindings are flex of 3, so that's soft? My boots have a flex of 7, so that's stiff? I read a comment in this forum that say I should try to match my gear flex so that they are around the same. So did I screw up badly?
3rd, I used my chin height to get my board length. But from what I read on this forum, I should use weight instead. Is 151 cm too short?