Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Beech Grove, Indiana *sigh*
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Tough decision. You'll definitely want a bigger board eventually, unless you're planning on losing a lot of weight. I'd learn on a shorter board. Maybe 158. After you get better, you should upgrade to a bigger size. Flinging around a high 160's board will slow your learning process, regardless of weight. Really the reason you want a longer board when you are heavier is because it will sink in the the pow, but I don't think you will be riding in anything too deep as a beginner. You will probably go a little slower on the groomers with your weight on a smaller board, but that isn't a bad thing.
EDIT: Wow, I apparently didn't even READ your last post. Sorry. That board will probably work fine for you. Enjoy your board!