In my first couple of years snowboarding, I had a Morrow Lithium, a K2 Brigade, a Ride Havoc, and a Never Summer Heritage to play on (at various times). The different boards felt different, rode different, had different amounts of forgiveness and/or squirreliness. When we say Rider > Board we mean that getting a new board won't make you suddenly able to huck 10s off a 40-footer. But different equipment does feel different, behave different, and does affect your riding. If you're a noob, bad equipment can limit you as well. A really experienced rider can staple a piece of plywood to their high tops and make it work, but they'd still do better on a good deck.
Last edited by Donutz; 08-26-2013 at 01:18 PM.