Here's a bit of background info, skip this paragraph if you don't care:
Okay so yesterday I went snowboarding for the first time, using my cousin-in-law's (I hope that's a real term) snowboard, bindings, and boots (which fit me okay). By the end of the day, the bottom of the left boot was missing, and the bottom of the right boot was flapping on and off. My bindings were cheap plastic ones that were uncomfortable, and my snowboard was way too big for me. Basically, all my equipment was terrible. So, after taking a lesson (I forgot EVERYTHING I learned last year and couldn't link a single turn), I still wasn't doing that good. So I ended up switching my board with my brother's board (which is just a bit smaller than mine). I used his bindings, too. After riding for like 30 minutes on it, I was sooo much better. I was successfully linking turns and I FINALLY managed to get down the little sugar hill without falling AND without staying on the same edge the whole time.
If you skipped that paragraph, basically all it said was that I got hand-me-down snowboard, bindings, and boots, and that while I was on my board I was doing bad, and after just half an hour on my brother's board (and bindings), which was smaller, I was a lot better and could finally link turns and not fall.
His board was a Ride Machete 158. My board is something with no brand name or size on it. I have no idea where my cousin-in-law even got it from, but he lives in Israel so it's probably some place nobody even heard of. My brother showed me a little booklet thing with new Ride snowboards, bindings, boots, jackets, and pants, so I looked through it a bit and found some things that looked good (from what their descriptions said).
Here's some stuff about me:
Height - 5 ft 5 in (maybe 4 inches, idk)
Weight - 120
Shoe Size - 9 on my regular shoes
Skill Level - Can link turns :O but I've snowboarded since last season
So my first question is: What size should my snowboard be? I was looking at the Ride Kink snowboard and according to the chart there I should be like 147. Is that right? Or should I get a different size since I'm a beginner.
Second question: Would the Ride Kink be a good board? Kink Snowboard | All Mountain Freestyle, Park Pipe | Ride Snowboards
I'm hoping to learn a lot this year and maybe even move on to the park (only if I see I'm able to, I won't if I don't learn enough this year). Eventually though I'll be using this board in the terrain park. So if the Ride Kink isn't good, do you have any other suggestions?
Third Question: I know this is the boards section, but I didn't want to start three topics in three different sections --- Would the Anthem Boa Coiler boots ( Anthem Boa Coiler Boots | All Mountain | Ride Snowboards
) be good? If not, any suggestions? Same for my bindings; I was thinking about the Alpha MVMNT, Delta MVMNT, or LX. Which would be the best?
THANKS! And the boots are really important right now because I left them at the mountain since they were completely ripped up and I just can't use them again. So I'll need to buy new ones before Friday when I'll go again.