Yeah, honestly I never buy burton hard goods. The outwear I have had great experiences with. A little background on me I have been snowboarding for about 14 years. I have taught all four of my kids to snowboard we get passes to Park City every year and go between 20-30 times a season. So know that you know I have a least some experience in this matter I can tell you my reconditions on boards. My top three brands and Capita, Salomon and Bataleon. Close runner up Nitro. Boards are so different for the type of riding that you want to do. If you could tell me what type you prefer I can give you a more detailed recommendation. I will use myself as an example. 60% Park(40% Jib, 20% Jump) 30% Powder and 10% all mountain.