Boots, Bindings, Board
I am a new boarder (10 days last season in CO and Tahoe), but have been surfing for 20 years and wakeboarding for almost as long, and competed for my university in wakeboarding so I picked up snowboarding extremely fast and progressed quickly. I am moving out west to CO, WY, or Tahoe for next season. I am 5'9", 175#, size 9-10 foot and enjoy every aspect of snowboarding, park, rails, powder, trees, cliff and boulders and backcountry. I have found boards that seem to fit my style of riding but am still cautious on which length to choose. I have shorter legs than most people my height and have always ridden slightly smaller boards in other sports and wondered if this same logic would apply in snowboarding as well. I am looking at Rome Anthem 156 or 159, Forum Scheme 156 or 158, and Never Summer SL-R 155 or 158. Any feedback on this is much appreciated.
Also, I was wondering when choosing bindings, should you use the same manufacturer as the board? And similarly should you get boot as the same manufacturer as the bindings. Thanks.