Originally Posted by FacePlant4Free
better too small and flexible than too long and aggressive for starting out.
you probably won't understand what you're feeling for a few years anyhow.
specially if you are learning. Im 6'1 and my first board was an 164. I wish i started with something shorter, but as that post says you wouldnt understand if you are in the process of learning. Once you want something specific start doing your research for the riding style you like or planning to do.