First tanks for the replies.
All i plan on doing for now is going to the mountains and getting better at riding. My goal is to be able to go on black slopes , in other words i dont plan on going to the park and learning tricks any time soon....
I am guessing i need an all mountain board.
As far as the brands i dont know much about brands (only know about gnu, k2, and burton lol). I learned on rentals and the biggest board they had was a 158 and the instructor told me that that board was too small for my height.
Pretty much i was hoping that some of you more experienced riders could point me in the right direction on a good board for a bigenner that is just planning on riding the board on mountain and improving his skill. I dont plan on doing any tricks any time soon lolz.