Got quite a lot of questions so i'll try keep it short...
So I have decided to bite the bullet and get my own set-up. This looks more complicated than I expected. It seems I 'should' get a beginner board however i'm considering an intermediate/advanced. Feel slightly handicapped by a beginner board I think. I vaguely understand the camber/rocker etc principles, but seems like a beginner board could be quickly grown out of.
Height: 5' 9''
Weight: 187lbs (Not fat, have to keep weight up in gym for sport, usually from 180-192lbs)
Foot Size: 10 US
Just swapped over from skiing. Boarded a total of about 1 + 1/2 days but have long experience of advanced wakeboarding and skateboarding. Able to link all my turns + small jumps but i'd guess that i'm pretty much a complete beginner
I'll be mostly on groomed runs with a bit of park (not rails) so guessing i'd be best going all-mountain?
Anyway, i can get pretty sick discounts at Burton. Guessing there are some negative views on Burton, i'm open to other brands but would be MUCH cheaper to go with them.
Burton clash - logical choice but I'm worried I'd outgrow it very quickly.
Custom flying V - some reviews suggest it is hard to catch an edge, which could be disastrous for learning?
Depends on board
Mate recommends the Burton Cartel (restricted) or Missions
My understanding is that intermediate/advanced boards may have less flex and may be extremeley difficult for me to use. I realise that I am a complete noob and much of what I have said may be BS, feel free to destroy everything I have suggested.
I also need some help on board length with my slightly high weight for my height.
Any help would be much appreciated.