lmfao - what the fuck are you talking about??
yea most boards are rockered now, but edges and core "deteriorated"?? maybe if he stored it outside in the rain or something... otherwise fuck it, its fine.
the core in your board is not going to rot out just from sitting there not getting used. i suppose the edges could get some surface rust from moisture in the air but that is easily removed with a small piece of steel wool or a brillo pad.
if the boots are too small then replace them - boots are the most important part of your setup because they dictate how comfortable you'll be. you really should get the boots that fit you the best, regardless of brand or price.
albeit a cambered board, those options were(are?) sought after back in the day as they went out of business but had a pretty strong following that liked their boards.
Thanks for the responses guys.
My board does have some rust on the edges but once I remove that and get it waxed and tuned up I should be good to go as long as it is not too narrow for the new, bigger boots I will need to get, correct?
anyone have suggestions for pants or gloves? I am assuming burton is still a solid brand? like I said, not really sure what brands are good and which aren't anymore. I don't want to wind up with crap gear.