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I'm no expert, but I'm looking for board right now as well, so I can give my 2 cents.
I agree, 161 seems too big for you, esp. for the park. I'm 6'4'' 200 and I'm looking at the 162-167 range. If you are still growing, you could go a little bigger and grow into it, but at 145lbs a 161 would be pretty big.
As for the brand and model, that is all about price, preference and style. However, if you are looking for something flexible, you should look at the freestyle and park boards listed on each company's site. I really like GNU and Lib Tech, but that is just me. Plus they have magnatraction which is a pretty cool technology. The other top brands seem to be Burton, Ride, Rome, Never Summer, K2, Arbor, Nitro, and others.
Ohh...just saw you wear size 12 boots which means you most likely need a wide board. That limits your options, but there are still alot of wide boards out there. I really like the GNU 11up and Lib Tech Skunk Ape (both are wide freestyle boards) but they aren't super flexible....a little more all-round than pure park boards.
Last edited by schmitty34; 01-08-2008 at 08:09 PM.