So can someone tell me what board size I need? I'm 6'1 190lbs and will be sticking mostly to all-mountain riding.
my brother is around 6' and a similar weight, maybe a little lighter. For an all-mountain board, he would ride something in the region of 161 - 163. I guess. The best thing to do is look at a bunch of all-mountain boards and check out the weight ranges that they publish for the board. That should give you a pretty good indication, quickly. of the length that's gonna be alright.
Do you remember what riding the old 161cm was like? What size shoe/boot are you? If you've got massive feet it's worth checking the waist width, you might need a "wide" board. If you want a little more info on picking the length, check out this article about snowboard sizing
, it may help.
So you're getting all new kit? I think someone mentioned above, your kit won't be obsolete, it will still ride just fine, assuming the edges haven't dropped off or something
That said, if you've got the cash to spare, it's always nice getting new gear, and there will be a pleasant difference seems as though you're knocking on 10 years
Good luck with your return to snowboarding!