Advice for a new board *READ THIS FIRST*
Kids, i know the feeling when October starts to cool off, and you get that itch to go ride. You break your gear out, and look at the damage. Cracked edges, delamming nose, core shots galore.... Time for a new board.
or maybe you borrowed a friends beater last season to start, and now you're hooked. And you are in the market for a new funstick.
Let me give you some avice
IT DOESN'T MATTER THAT MUCH. There is no such thing as a perfect board. You grow and change, the snow conditions change, and technology changes. There is no board that can keep up with it all.
there is no need to stress over different boards. And there is no need to try to find the 'perfect' one. Because t doesn't exist.
So relax. stop taking up bandwith asking if complete strangers if one board will be better for you than another, based on such transitory criteria like height and weight. Its like asking people who don't know your medical history to prescribe you drugs, based on their own, narrow experiences.
There is an increadible selection of quality board nowadays, and you would really have to fukk-up bigtime to get a board that you can't ride.
And you know what? Even if you get a board that isn't that suited to you, learning to ride it will make you a stronger rider anyways. And many of the best boards i've ridden have been leftovers at the shop, or ones i got stuck with.
Take it easy, its just a piece of plastic and wood. get one, ride it, and learn for yourself what works for YOU.