There's a problem with those who are telling newer riders to "stuff" the weight charts. Size will make a difference especially for a new rider who does not know the basics. Are you telling me that it's perfectly fine if a new rider that weighs 140lbs to learn on a 165cm board? Correct board sizing is far more important for novices than experienced riders.
Likewise, that "stuff it" rule is bad advice when riders have so many options at their disposal. Why spend that much money on a board that was built around another rider type? Sure, you rode your 155cm, but the fact remains that you did so because the one you originally intended to ride was supposedly lost. Another fact to consider is that you are much more experienced so you can compensate for any size changes, board types, bindings, boots, etc...
I did pure freeriding in fresh 2feet+ of snow with my Burton Hail boots and had an effin blast. But would I recommend a beginner to go out and buy a really soft flexing boot when they are riding mainly powder? Heck no.
So my point is, the "stuff it" rule works fine for experienced riders. We know the basics and have enough experience to be able to compensate for whatever piece of equipment we are riding. Hell, we could probably strap onto a wooden door and be able to shred with some wax on it. But something tells me a beginner won't be able to do that.
If I'm new to snowboarding and am about to drop over $400 on a new board, why would I buy one other than what fits my weight range? Why wouldn't I buy a more forgiving board to learn on? There are plenty of boards out there that fit my above needs.
By "stuffing" all the board sizing recommendations out there, I could simply just buy whatever looks nice. But then don't a lot of you guys knock people who buy their setup purely based on looks?
Sorry I went on a rant lol. I just don't want newer riders to get the wrong idea. To the OP, which board do you have? A Flying-V or a Custom Flying-V or some other one?