plz help out a beginner selecting a board!
So from what I've learned through research,
it's better for a beginner to ride a board that's easy to maneuver, control, and turn - which translate into choosing a board that's more flexible and shorter. It is my understanding that freestyle boards offer higher flexibility and run shorter in length than all-mountain boards. However, boards that are classified as beginner boards are all all-mountain boards.
So I'm confused.
Here's my thing.
I'm a woman/ 5'4"/ size 6.5/ 105 lbs. w/ clothes on, and my legs aren't that strong.
I just started boarding and don't even know how to turn - hopefully will learn w/ a new board I get.
I think I will be mostly staying on trails and don't do jumps.
Looks like to me that I need a freestyle board for more control, but need an all-mountain board for my riding style because freestyle boards are unstable anywhere but park?
I am currently looking at two all-mountain boards
- 2008 Rossignol Sonar 143
- 2008 Forum Aura 143
and three freestyle boards
- 2008 Rome Detail 140
- 2008 Nitro Mystique 142
- 2008 Never Summer Pandora 140 or 143
Not sure if it matters if I get freestyle boards
Not sure if 143 would be too long/heavy to control
Not sure if 140 can hold my weight (tried looking at max weight for each board but can't quite figure out on my own)
Will appreciate all your wisdom and help!