Well i just stumbled across this sight and think its great. This will be my 2nd year boarding and im addicted, cant get enough. Well this last season my cheapo beginner board gave out and i need to start shopping for a board. Ive gotten mildy decent, ive started hitting some jumps, the little boxes, and i love the half pipe! No super crazy tricks yet but i want to learn them. So what are your opinions on a board for the pipe, rails, jumps, and i do like going through the trees on fresh powder. I am 5'11", 160lbs, and have a budget of $350 without binding which i will post on later and want this board to last a few years. Thanks for all the advice i will hopefully recieve!