this board would be perfect for my little bro - i entered him in the xmas stoker contest as well! i took him up with me for one day at the end of the season, and he wasn't really to happy on edge catches on the hardpack.
i've pretty much got him re-stoked over the summer, and he's willing to try it again. as he's going to school and working full-time, i think it'll be up to me to get his lift tix, board rentals, etc... so a board would def help out in turning him into an obsessed snow fiend! i could easily fix him up with my second pair of bindings to go along with it.
very cool of you, all this type of stuff, and seeing people help others out with stuck vehicles etc, makes me super stoked on this forum/community!