Anthem length and width question
I am an intermediate snowboarder, 5í10, 155 lbs, and have a 10.5 shoe size. I think Iím done growing but might get a little bit bigger in the future. Iím into maybe about half freeride and half freestlye, but leaning more towards the freeride side. I recently bought a rome anthem 159 and had a few questions about its length and width:
On romeís website, the recommended weight for the 159 is 135-195lbs (165lb average) where the 156 length is 125-185lbs (155lb average). Is the 159 too long for me right now? Would I notice that much of a difference in switching to the 156? I know Iím in the range for the 159, but Iíve read about a lot larger people than me getting shorter boards. I gather that, generally, the shorter the board gets, the better it is for freestyle but worse it gets for freeride. But will a 3 cm change really matter that much? My problem is that Iím not sure if I will grow any more and donít want to invest in a board that wonít last long.
For the width, I have read that a little bit of toe and heel hang is ok. So if my boots stick out around 3/4 - 1 inch on each side, is this likely to cause a problem?
Thanks for your help in advance