151 board ok for 5'7" 160#s? + More Questions
First off, I weigh 160, am 5 foot 7 inches, and am a beginner with about a half dozen boarding sessions under my belt. I have found a deal for a very slightly used 151 06-07 Burton Clash with Burton Mission bindings for $200. Is this board too short? I had been considering getting a Rome Agent in 154, but I would be paying more than that for the board alone (240 online from REI, or 280ish if I bought it at Tahoo). I went to a local snowboard shop to see what they had, and this deal is the only less expensive all-mountain option they had.
Would I be doing myself a disservice by getting a board so short? Should I spend the extra money and buy the better board where I fit more in the middle of the allowable weight? Is the above mentioned deal even a good deal? Are there other brands/models I should consider?