Thanks for your reply man
Ok, this certainly helps my decision. So basically, the slightly longer board (152) would have more stability at higher speeds, in powder, etc, compared to the 148 which would perform better while doing freestyle, (tricks, spins) but could still handle all mountain riding & carving at moderate speeds, is that the general idea?
I've also heard that its best to size down anyway when getting a board with rocker compared to traditional camber..
If I were to choose the 152, do you think it may limit my freestyle (as they progress) abilities in the future, as compared to the 148?
I think by the sounds of it I'd have more fun with the 148 (as long as it isn't drastically different from what I'm used to) and as long as it doesn't limit my ability to just do whatever at the mountain..