Advice on boards?
Female @ 5'4 & 238lbs
8.5 in Mens (for the wide width)
Mostly groomed trails
26 years old
Mountain CreeK NJ, Mount Peter NY, Hunter NY, Windham NY and ungroomed hills in local Parks.
I am new to snowboarding. I have been snowboarding twice, once in Dec and a few days ago. I rented equipment once from the resort and the other time I rented from my local ski shop. For the rest of this season I do plan to rent. I am hoping to buy what I will need when the season is over because prices tend to drop. The ski shop said for my weight i would need a 160cm board but they gave me a 151cm board which I used and did pretty well with. The ski shop says 160cm is a lot of board for a beginner and would be too hard to control.
I was also informed by my local ski shop to make sure to invest in a really good pair of boots, so that will probably be the first thing I go and try on in store and purchase. I am not in a rush to buy a board, but I am taking my time and trying to research as much as possible.
The shops do not really want to recommend boards unless you are intending to buy that day because of how many people get the info they need and then purchase it cheaper online. So I figured I should start asking other boarders on some forums. Renting from the ski shop was great but eventually it will become costly and I am always afraid of it getting damaged or stolen and then me having to cover the cost. I am hoping to cut down some future costs by planning to by a board in the near future.
info or advice is greatly appreciated!