I am 5.9 and 190 lbs, beginner level boarder. I am thinking this is just about the right size to start out on and have some fun. I have been boarding only 3 other trips before. Last year I rode a GNU Rider's choice MTX in a 154.5. So it can only get better from here right? I ride mostly groomers with some park thrown in.
Calm my nerves and tell me that I am not too heavy for this 155 and that it will treat me well for the next 3 years. So that I do not have to go through the trouble of locating a 158. I got the 155 Brand new for $300, so I couldn't pass the deal up.
I also just picked up some Flow Teams from Sierra at that ridiculous price. I rode Flow NXT-AT's last season, I still own them, but I gotta ride the Teams this year. Just hoping I do not have any issues with the Double-sided screws, that have supposedly been fixed...
Last year I realized on day 3, ( yes I am a complete N00b!) that I had mad heel lift. I could not ride toe side for the life of me. So I have placed some SHL-pads in my boots, and I will also place a foot bed in there as well. I have no heel lift at this moment.
So guys, take head of all the warnings, and do not buy your boots online without trying them on in a store first! I live about 500 miles away from the closest ski resort, so there is not a huge selection of boarding gear available for me sample before I buy, but I will never make this mistake again! Oh and the boots in case any1 was wondering are Salomon Brigade 2009's, apparently designed for people with cankles?