Gear advice for a beginner
I am a relatively new snowboarder looking for my own set of gear. I have only been out 5 days (2 last year, 3 this year). Planning another 5 days still this year with a trip out to Colorado end of February. I am interested in doing some park riding, but most of it will be flying down the slopes. I made a few impulse buys this weekend and I am hoping you guys can give them a thumbs up or let me know if I royally screwed myself and should be looking for something else.
I picked up a Option Redline 158 and a Rome 390 bindings. The Option Redline 08 has few reviews, but from I've seen it seems like a decent beginners board for the riding I'm looking to doing. I'm 5'11" 210 pounds and picked up the 158 length board. Most sites I have seen recommend a board 160 for my height/weight, but when I have rented in the past the resorts have given me a length of 150-152 normally. Did I get a board that will be too long for me?
I've seen tons of praise of the Rome 390 bindings on these forums, but the more reading I am doing it looks like these are more freestyle bindings. Am I going to be hurting myself if I stay with these if I'm going to be focused mostly on groomed/powder runs?
So, did I make mistakes with these choices and should I try to return them, or am I all set to hit the slopes?
No boots yet...
Thanks in advance!