It is a present, but I don't really mind if she knows about it. Its not really a surprise. I have discovered it is best not to surprise someone with something when you do not know exactly what will work. I have something else for the surprise part. So for 300, that would be boots and a board, and then the bindings would be extra correct? I don't know much about brands, but I trust that what you have is good. You are only about 40 mins away from me, and I go to school in Pleasant Hill. I appreciate the help. Can you PM me your store name, address and information.