Female Weight: 140 Boot size: 8; Whenever I rented boots they gave me fit just fine... Riding style: Never tried park and don't plan on it for a while... so freeride and I like going fast . Age: 18 Budget: Less than $250
I'm looking to buy my first snowboard. I really got into the sport this past winter and want to get my own.
I found some boards online (I dunno of any shops nearby) but I'm really just confused on what a good board for a beginner would include.
How many times have you been snowboarding? What kind of conditions will you be riding in most frequently? The answer to these questions might help you choose a board.
You can definitely find a good board for $250 right now. Head over to sierrasnowboard.com or dogfunk.com, where you can pick up last year's boards for 50-70% off.
You should probably look for a beginner-intermediate all-mountain board that will be forgiving, but still allow you to progress. I would also recommend staying away from any low-end beginner boards because most people outgrow them quickly. In general, I wouldn't overthink this purchase. As long as you get something that suits your ability level, you'll love whatever board you get.
Here are some boards you might consider:
Atomic Fallen Angel
Ride Promise or Solace
I don't know much about the boards you listed, so perhaps someone else can give you advice on those...