Originally Posted by bubbachubba340
Id go with a non est Burton or just another company. I would recommen a Rome Agent 152 with Rome Targas or Union forces. Im the same height and 140 lbs and i ride a 148 in the park with rome 390s and if targas are similar your feet will be in heaven.
Burton is good stuff, but don't think it's the best cause it costs more.
HUGE fan of the Rome Agent for all-mountain - fantastic board, but don't own one. Also, Rome's bindings are kick ass, as are Union Forces and the Flux lineup, all my favorites. Targas might be a bit more than most people need, to be honest. You'd be super happy with 390s, Forces, or Flux Titans if you're looking at Cartels - the Titans might be the closest match as they're also all-composite rather than featuring aluminum heel cups like the Rome or Union bindings.
I will say, you might want to size down from a 154 - I'm an all-mountain bomber with little park play and ride a Nitro T1 153 (go noodle!) with Flux Super Titans and a Capita UltraFear 151 with Union Forces, am 5'8, 170, and think I have the best setups I've ever had.
As a reverse camber alternative to the Rome Agent, I feel more comfortable on my UltraFear than any snowboard I've ever had the opportunity to ride.
just to clarify here, to not seem quite so "iffy" here - I ride a Rome Agent a bunch each year, thanks to demos and whatnot, so while I don't "own" one, I'm on one about a third of the season, and don't need to buy one