Join Date: Aug 2007
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i weigh 95kg which i think is more or less the same as you.
when i learnt to ride, it was on a 154 sized board. after a while of riding, i stepped up to a 160 if i recall correctly and the difference was notably significant. the bigger board altho feeling like it needed more effort to turn, was far more stable and on the whole, 'felt like a much better fit'.
the smaller boards are more 'twitchy'. this can be good for newbs, as they are easier to initiate and realise turns. however, this is a double edged sword and the small plank might tend to 'turn' when you don't want it to, aka you catch an edge.
having said this, going too small when learning is not necessarily a bad thing.... but if you want 'something to grow into' and / or if as i suspect, you are looking forward to going off piste to carve up the fresh, instead of hitting the park kickers, a longer board would suit you better.
my learner board sucked balls on fresh snow, and the need to maintain optimal speed was destracting from the enjoyment itself. the longer board might 'seem' tougher to turn, but that was only a comparative problem i personally encountered.
if i were you, i would look for a soft flexing (ie intermediate) board of the correct length... for your weight (height is irrelevent, but foot size is an issue that might need a 'wide' board) i reckon a 162 +/- 2 or 3cm would work well.
Just coz you don't understand it
Doesn't mean it makes no sense!