Just rode for my first time yesterday using...
Just rode for my first time yesterday using a friends K2 Recon Riser, let's just say I got my ass kicked.
I'm 6' 170lbs. What size would I want? I'll be riding on the East Coast NY.
Also open to options on a different beginner board.
I think this board is a great option for you. Rocker will make the board easier to ride - gives it a "catch free" feel. Being a hybrid rocker, it will grip firm east coast conditions much better than fully rockered board. Another thing is this board is soft, that will also make it easier to learn on. I would look at the 155 or 158 options.