Short heavier rider, need help with board size
I have just started snowboarding and am really enjoying it so decided to invest in my own board, but it is becoming very confusing as I keep getting conflicting advice from shops and instructors.
As I am not average wieght I understand I need to be more aware of the size board I get. I am 200 lbs and 5'4" and am interested in just freeride for now, no tricks. I used the frosty rider calculator and it said I needed a 158 freeride and 151 freestyle. However when I went to buy this I was told it was too big for me as did the hire shop and my instructor.
I have just spent the week learning on a board which was 152 (and a few days inside on 151) which felt ok. I would appreciate some advice as to what size board I should buy.
Secondly I did buy a board online which is a Nidecker Random 158. It is twin tip, would this be suitable to learn on or should I sell it and get a shorter all mountain board.
Last edited by Oasiscalmer; 04-02-2012 at 10:25 AM.