Thanks for the advice i just got back from visiting sport check
I am in agreement wiht you that the cartels are definatley the way to go and at a cost of $160-180 its going to be a steal.
I tried out the Burton ambush and i have to so they are lighter and quite a sweet boot i may go that route as i prefer the laces but i am to lazy to tie them.
The down side is the boards, current selections in toronto are slim. i was told they will get more stuff but according to waht i saw 90% of waht they had was burton. so i may end up with a full burton set up. To bad they did not bring back the machette.
Outher options are:
K2 Happy (i think i saw it)
Burton Super Hero
I am really looking for a all rounded board that can own the mountian but still do ok in the park if needed