Beginning snowboarder with some board questions!
Hey guys, quick background for you. I first snowboarded last season, probably went five or so times and really enjoyed it so I bought my season pass this year! Its also time for me to buy some of my own gear. I'm 5 foot 9 inches and weigh about 165 lbs. Here's what I had in mind. I've heard really good things about the k2 raygun. So I plan on going with last years model raygun that I found online brand new for $280. I was thinking a 156 would be a good length. The previous 5 times I went I was borrowing a friends board that I think was like a 161, definitely felt a little cumbersome. I plan on spending a good amount of time on groomers, but after my skill progresses a little I want to get into some park type stuff as well. Is the 156 appropriately sized for me doing this type of riding. I guess I just really want something that would be at least decent in any situation that I can use for a couple seasons as I progress. For what its worth I'm looking at pairing the board up with a set of rome 390 boss bindings. Any advice from people more knowledgeable than myself? I did a fair amount of research but just wanted a second opinion, so let me know what you think. Thanks in advance!