Hey guys, first off I just wanna say how glad I am that a site like this exists. I've only just found it today and already have learned a lot that I didn't know before.
So here's my quick info: I'm 17, 6ft, 150lbs. My board and bindings I received as a Christmas present last year. I've used them maybe 6 times or so snowboarding but I still consider myself a beginner. I'm not too sure if the board fits me or not, especially having nothing to compare it to since I've never used anything else. On the board I've found the numbers 264, 45 and 163. I'm assuming those are waist width range, board width(?), and board length. Using the online calculator it says they recommend me to be 253 waist width and 159 length.
Now onto my questionnaire:
-Am I correct in the numbers I found on the board?
-What does "waist width range" mean?
-Is riding a bigger board going to hugely impact my riding?
-Should my toes be slightly touching the end of my boots? (Found mixed info on this..)
-Should my boots be tied fairly tight? Should my bindings be on as tight as I can get them?
-I get strong pains in the front portion of my ankles and literally have to ride off to the side and take a 5-10 minute break. What could be causing this? Could it be that I tie my boots and bindings too tight?
-Think I should rent board and boots that better fit me for when I go next time?
Well sorry for the huge wall of text, but thanks a ton for taking the time to help me out here!