Yeah I think the boards you listed aren't necessarily lower quality, but they are budget brands that aren't as popular. wiredsport.com carries them for cheap and has a rep on this forum. You can also go with last year's gear on discount like someone else said at sierrasnowboard or evogear outlet (20off coupon) or just search for the lowest price of the board you want on google. My friend got last year's Rome Vinyl 146 and Rome Madison bindings off of sierra last year, also switching from a Burton, and she really loves it and has gotten a lot more confidence going a lot faster and trying small park features. Also not at Sierra but there's a pretty good deal right now for a Capita Saturnia 07/08 for under $100. it was a good wood board 08/09
Last edited by sumo28; 11-18-2009 at 10:30 AM.