Another Newbie needing gear advice
Last season I rented all my gear and took a lesson and I am Definitely gonna stay with the sport. I am still very inexperienced, but can handle all the basics, so I am looking for a set up that is forgiving enough for the newbie but will be good enough to last me a few seasons as my skills improve. I'm looking for an all mountain freeride set up, money is not the most important thing to me as long as the gear will not be shot after only one season. I'm a 39yo male, 5' 7", 180 pounds, 7.5 regular shoe size, do most of my riding in Vermont and New Hampshire and felt most comfortable last season riding Goofy. Any advice would be really helpful, there are just soo many choices out there that it gets really confusing. I've check alot of the posts here and also checked alot of the manufacturers web sites and based on that I think I need a board that is between 150 to 160 cm, but not sure how to tell which ones have the right flex for me, also not sure if softer or stiffer boots are better for a beginner. Thanks in advance.