I'm 6' and 140-150 lbs. Been snowboarding about 5 times but picked it up really quick. My riding style is mostly just messing around on the mountain having a good time. I was looking into some old burton boards and even some cheap packages that cost around 400-450 for everything. Good/bad idea? If you guys have any experience on what I should do please let me know!
He means to get a board that's a bit flexible but not to stiff and not to soft. You can basically tell the flex by trying to bend the board. If it does really easily and bends a lot, it's considered noodley.
I think that a 158 or 160 will be a little to large for you especially since you are a beginner. In case you didn't know board size is based on weight not height.
For a reference I weigh about 140 and I ride a 151 because I ride mostly park.
For you I would recommend something around 154 or 155 for an all mountain board.
The shorter board will be easier to manuever and control.