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Board size?

I'm about to purchase a Rome Flag. I have 11" boots so that's why I'm getting the Flag. I'll be mainly doing all mountain riding. I haven't even gone to the park yet, so I'm still learning how to ride smoothly. I've boarded for only one season but I went so many times that I could have paid for a pass, with only 2 months of riding season left, and would have doubled the amount.

Anyways, I'm wondering what size I should get. I'm 5"10-11 and about 190lbs. I have a med/thin upper build and my mid/lower size is pretty heavy. I'll be using my DC Judge Boots and Ride SPi bindings.

160 or 163?

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I talked to some guy at a store yesterday and he said that I wanted a little bit of my heels and toe hanging off the board by a couple of inches. Last year, I was riding a regular board and I think it was made for the park, Omatic Boron, and I would be riding down the mountain and my heel or toe would just hit some kind of snow patch and I would lose balance or just fall, I was going at a pretty quick speed I think. I wanted to go with a wide board because I didn't want any toe or heel drag.

Edit- Snowolf, now that you mention that a wide board is not needed for my size boots, it opens up a vast amount of board available for my choosing. I was researching for months about wide boards and decided that the Rome Flag was the best for me. Now that wide boards are not a criteria, I don't know where to start.

I'm "Intermediate" and I love riding anywhere, everywhere, where snow is present. At the moment I'm still working on carving successfully without falling consecutively. I ride in Washington, at Snoqualmie and Crystal Mountain. I won't be doing much, if any park but would love to try it with the board that I will be purchasing. I love powdered runs, back country boarding, just riding down the mountain. I'm willing to spend up to $600. What's right for me?

Edit Edit-- Just off the top I have a ridiculous choice of boards. Off the top: GNU CAB MTX, Burton Bullet, Burton Custom, Rome Anthem, Atomic Hatchet, Nitro Magnum and so on...

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