Originally Posted by sxdaca
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.
I don't know... I mean this is all a matter of opinion - but I don't think it's terrible if you accidentally go a little
long either. I find a lot of people use bad/sloppy technique to turn the board (not using proper leverage)... but they can get away with it because the board is so short and soft... then they ride their first mogul field, tree run, or steep slope - and their crappy technique immediately shows as they have a ton of trouble doing anything but falling leaf.
The way I see it, it's like learning to drive on a car with stick instead of automatic... or learning to throw a football using a real football instead of one of those nerf footballs with the fins in the back. It's harder and kind of sucks when you are learning... but if you can get through that.... you are better than someone who learned the easy way.