I would really like help choosing the right size board from you guys! Im looking for a fast and agile board for pistes and the odd bit of deep powder but ive no intention of getting involved in parks with this board!
Ive read a good few articles on what boards to buy and they all seem to be telling me the same thing when it comes to the style of board; i need a freeride board!
This is the part im really confused about...there are so many conflicting opinions online and offline about the ideal size for me! Weve established i need a freeride board and im 80kg (177 pounds) and not really going to be getting any bigger/smaller anytime soon.
These are the recomendations ive gotten from these sites, using the info i have in this thread:
CJU.com - 162cm
Snowboardlenghtcalculator.com - 159cm
Snowboardusa.com - 162cm
Snowboardingforum.com (sticky thread) - 155cm - 160cm
Frostyrider.com - 159cm
Im a size 11 UK (11.5 US) boot, so im guessing i need something around 250 to prevent toe drag!? Keeping in mind id like to keep the board as agile as possible so i dont want to go wider than i need to.
1. What length do you think i should go for?
2. Boots vary in sizes depending on the brand, so should i buy the boots first so im 100% sure im a size 11 in the boots im using with this board?
PLEASE POST YOUR OPINION, NEED AS MANY AS POSSIBLE! THANKS IN ADVANCE!!!