I say get a freebord. I have had mine for almost 2 weeks now and its simply amazing. I never knew how fun a parking garage could be before this. Bombing hills is amazing, just in general freebording is amazing. I seriously think freebording will help my snowboarding skills improve drastically this summer. Especially confidence, if I can rip on pavement I should be able to rock snow.
And if you live in close to Syracuse, come on and bord with us up here.