the best way to figure out your board size is to use the following pattern:
how much money you make year + your favorite color * the first car you bought divided by the best song youve heard this year. take that number, add 300 to it and find the square root. Round your answer to the closest whole number (no decimals...they only make things harder). Now if your answer is a prime number, you are screwed and probably shouldnt even get a snowboard because believe me you have bigger problems to worry about. If your number is even, you are in good luck, take your number and forget about it. Go yo your closest snowboard retailer and try a few different board sizes and stances. You can get a ball park of sizes that might best fit you, but in the end it all comes down to your stance and preference. Do what feels right for you, not what someone 500+ miles away tells you.