I'm a new snowboarder, I just tried it at the end of the season (the snowboarders always look like they are having so much fun so I thought I'd give it a try). So I had rental equipment, boots 2 sizes too big, stance a few inches too wide, and my toes were pretty far from the edge of the board. Not a good set up, but it was still really fun.
To avoid the bad rental set up next season I thought I would go ahead and buy. I'll probably still ski more than snowboard so whatever I buy now will probably be okay for a few seasons.
The problem I'm finding now that I've done some online research to determine the correct size board, stance, etc for me is that the women's boards and boots are too big. I'm 5'0', 115 lbs and I need a size 3 in snowboard boots (my ski boots are 21.5 mondo and are about a half size too big).
So, it appears I will have to get junior equipment. Is junior snowboard equipment okay for an adult? And as I progress and want more advanced gear am I going to have problems finding gear? Or does anyone know of any manufacturers that make smaller sizes?
I've been searching online since I was hoping to get a good deal and I'm looking at the K2 Kandi board in a 137 length which has a stance width of 17" and waist width of 22.86 and it's listed as intermediate to advanced. Any thoughts on whether this might be okay for me? Or suggestions for where to look or what to look for?