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First off welcome to the forum. Lots of info here for you to improve your knowledge base.
With regards to the boards you are considering. Living in Ontario, unless you plan on heading west on a regular basis, you are going to ride on a lot of hardpack, if not icy hardpack. Neither of the Burton boards you are considering will give you any degree of quality edge hold on such conditions. As a beginner, you will find these boards "drifting" through your turns and even as your skill level improves, these boards will always struggle to hold an edge on hardpack conditions. But don't be totally put off as in softer / powder conditions they hold their edge as well as any.
The upside is that you will find them both very forgiving, easy riding boards. As a beginner, you will enjoy either one of them as you will not hook edges as you would riding a camber board.
Given your size and the fact that you are just learning, of the two I would suggest the shorter 157 Process. Good Luck !!!!!
Last edited by Oldman; 02-22-2013 at 05:35 PM.