Help out an old newbie with board sizing
Forgive me for posting the umpteenth thread inquiring about board sizing. My 40-year-old mid-life crisis has manifested itself as the desire to take up snowboarding. I have been living in Colorado the last couple years, so I have been learning. I can handle blues, but I guess I would still consider myself a beginner who needs and wants to get better. I would like to invest in some gear and get more serious about this. I need to get recommendations on the proper size of board.
Male, 5'5", 160 lbs., regular, 8.5 shoe size, interested in free-riding, not really into the park or the pipe.
I rented a 150cm board this past weekend in Breckenridge, which seemed OK, but I think I have used longer boards before.
Your thoughts would be appreciated, as would any recommendations on the brand and model of snowboard (something I can use for a few years to come), boots, and bindings. Thanks.