I am trying to read lots from this site and because the content is huge I couldn't find exactly what I am looking for. If it was already there and it is my fault please excuse me for being repetitive. I will summarize my questions and my situation.
I am a big guy and a heavy one (but slim, how come I don,t know) I started with hiring big boards 68 and wide ones (although the hire shop never credited the fact that my feet were not very big : 10.5)
It was always like that and trying to learn on a big board was very difficult for me.
As far as I could understand from what people say here and there I do not need to ride a long board like 168. I think I can be much more happy with 59s and / or 61s, but then again I don't know exactly and I couldn't convince any shop owners to rent me a smaller one (strange isn't it)
I am not after tricks and all, I just want to be confident enough to cope with all types of terrain. I am learning now and I just started to link turns. I can maneuver my body quite quickly and I would like to use that as a strength. I really do not want to ride big bulky inflexible equipment, which catches all the time and requires more power to control.
Anyway my preference is to buy one board for myself. I like the bananas (161) (the concept, the technology behind it and all), but have never ridden them.
Is it too much for now? Or should I settle with hiring more (problem in Australia=we don't have many options)
Well what say you?
For the bindings what would you suggest and why
Thanks in advance.