Great post, even though, as one of the noobs in question, I can't be expected to say anything else. But I actually don't get fazed by the multitude of "which board" threads, I thought they happened every season and in fact, I used the existing one to do my own board research. And then I narrowed it down a bit and... posted mine. I guess now's the time to apologie for that.
Originally Posted by ridinbend
Ps. One thing to consider also is that most of the younger noobs know how to search and get beta. They know the internet better than I do. But getting personal affirmation from other veteran snowboarders is always cool.
That's exactly how I felt. Plus, getting some assurance that you're not about to spend your hard-earned and tiny stipend on a complete shite board or one that will not work for you is nice.