Beginner Snowboarder, help!
Hey all, finally decided to pick up snowboarding this year, and while I am going to do lessons once or twice with rental gear to make sure I enjoy it before I sink some cash into it, I wanted to get some advice on what gear to go with once I make sure I like it. With that in mind, here are the stats:
Weight: 225 - 230 (6'4", not sure if height matters...)
Boot size: 12
Riding style: Probably basic all-mountain, nothing too fancy
Age: 25, so I'm pretty much done growing
Budget: Probably looking to spend $500 - $600 on board/boots/binding.
Your location of riding: New England
It seems like most sites recommend a 164 - 168 board given my weight, but will that be too long for a beginner? I am generally pretty athletic/good balance, so I would rather err on the side of getting a board that might be a little more intermediate that I can grow into.
Alright, any thoughts here would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!