Bought my first Board, but its a WIDE. Was it a mistake?
First of all I'm sorry for any bad English, as it's is not my first language
So, I'm a beginner to Snowboarding. I did it only once at the end of last season with rented stuff and I loved it, so I decided to get my equipment and season pass this year.
I went online and bought my board. It's a 2008 Ride Fleetwood 158 (26.5 Waist Width)
The this is that my feet aren't that big. I still didn't buy my Snowboard Boots, but my shoes size is 10.5. So I think I made a mistake, and didn't really need to buy a wide board. What do you guys think about that? I'm thinking on returning it and getting another board.
I was thinking on getting a 2010 Nitro Prime Taped 158. Would that be a good board for a beginner? I found it for U$180, and that's more or less how much I can spend. So If you guys have other recommendations, please stick to that price range.
One last thing. All the boards I'm looking at are 158 in length. I used one of those online calculators to get that number.
I'm 5'11, 176 lb, and as I said before 10.5 feet.
Is 158 a good length for me? I was told by someone that 158 is a bit long for a beginner at my height. That I should look for something in the 153-156 range.
Sorry for these many questions, but I really want to get a good board for me so that I can improve this season.