The clash is a good beginner board that you could grow into. People will come down on it cause its $$$. If buying new, for the same amount you could get a "better" board. More importantly, what are the sizes you are looking at? Its more important to make sure that you are getting gear that is the right size for your size, build, etc
Im open to all suggestions, but im kinda limited to whats on craigslist. Definitely wont be spending much on gear, college and booze gets in the way of that. Size wise, im 5'11 about 180 lbs with a 10.5 boot. I was thinkin prob a 156 or 158 length. Should i be considering a wide board since my feet are bordering large?