Whats up all, Ive decided to give snowboarding a try this year. I am 6', about 175-180lbs, 24 years old, size 13 shoe. A few years ago I tried out my friends board(Soloman something in I think a 161) on a hill near me and found it fun.
I just picked up a cheap board, an '07 Burton Bullet 164 wide. I like the way it looks...probably a real good reason to buy a board
I still need everything else(bindings, boots, clothes, helmet, goggles, etc!) I am looking into some Burton Cartel bindings but plan on going and trying some different boots on once I get bindings and get them on the board. There is a skate/snowboard shop right down the road from me which will help. Im not looking for top of the line stuff but also not really cheap either(besides the board, I guess).
My main question is this: Is my board too big to learn the basics on? It seems that if I end up wanting to get more into freestyle or park riding I would probably want a shorter board, maybe around 159 or so.
If I really take to it I will probably end up getting another, higher end board during the season.
Any thoughts about my board will be helpful. Thanks