How short is too short? (newb question)
I'm fairly new to boarding but I've decided its time to stop forking out for rentals and get my own board. I've got my eye on some boards on ebay but most of them at 156's. Im around 180cm tall (6ft-ish) and about 80kg, and i have read that around 162 would be the ideal length for my size. My question is, would there be a significant difference in performance if i went for a shorter board? I've heard riding a shorter board makes it easier to handle, which would be great, but im just wondering how short is too short, would 156 be too short for someone my height?
If anyone can help me out here It'd be heaps appreciated