Though it's actually my son who is the boarder, I joined this forum in the hopes of finding out information about equipment before we grace the little guy with some new toys! I hope you don't mind sharing...
I've found a Rossignol board in the clearance cave of our local shop. It's of a length and weight rating that will work for him, and it's a little on the soft side, which should suit him for the place where he's been learning to board. We also found K2 boots that have the steel cable lacing system, which I've liked better than regular laces so far. My question to all of you is, what do you think of those two brands?
Little guy and I thank you!