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Advice me the correct size please

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Hey guys, hope you are doing well, I am just choosing a snowboard for the beginner and came across Men's Burton Ripcord Flat Top Snowboard, now I am choosing the correct size and if you mind helping me out here it would be amazing. I have four options "159; 156W; 158W; 162W", I don't know what that "W" means in the end but if someone cares to explain it will be more than amazing. So my weight is 90 kg currently might go up to 93 by winter. Height is 185 CM, foot size is EURO 43. Kindly advice me the correct size if you can, thanks in advance
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W means wide. You probably don’t want a wide board with feet that small

Go off the manufacturers specs on rider weight to find the right length
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159 would be ok for a beginner. Your height & weight is borderline for that size, but you would find it easier to control the board as a beginner.
162 would be perfect for your height & weight, but the W board may be a to wide for a euro 43 & may be more difficult to control - ideally you want to be a euro 44 / UK size 10!
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any of 159, 156w 158w, would be hard to tell the difference between all of them. WaistWidth is 256 258 259mm , sidecut radius 7,9 7,8 7,8, all rated for same riders weight.
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Entry boards can be very limited .

Soft flex ,soft torsional flex, super easy to use on flat low angle at very low speeds making your first turns..... thats the design you get for £300 odd new.....thats it thats all, they are full on gumby designs .

If your six foot with leverage at 90 odd kg plus gear your not a ballerina.
If your reasonably fit for sport etc no old injuries or disabilitys etc and have some youth?

I would weigh up the odds or at least consider you may only need a "entry design noodle" for the initial 7 days max .

Boards are easy to pick, bindings are not hard to pick but its the boots that are the item that throws 80% so are the item that you could expect to buy twice .

I would at least consider a Burton all mountain design on your short list vs the entry stick at your weight and height if your reasonably fit and/or have some of your youth .
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I've not looked at the named board so can't be sure about that specifically, but you'll be wanting
something better very quickly unless you're un-athletic. Sizing's less critical for absolute-beginner boards which
will be soft and forgiving. You're not going to be carving them hard, so you don't need to match the flex to your weight/ ability.

Most people rent for these reasons. Plus it avoids the "all the gear and no idea" gybe, along with the embarrassment
of being the one stuck with a beginner board on day 2.
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