Originally Posted by cc898
K2 Company may be a good option for you. Very comparable to the others, good fit, fairly stiff, canted. Don't let people talk you away from K2, they make solid stuff, even if they are accused of being a SKI company! They have been in the game much longer than most board companies. I am old enough to have owned a original Gyrator, so I know from whence I speak.
My experience has been mixed with K2. My GF has been riding a mid-range board of theirs for a few years now and it's been a great beginner board. I almost bought a Zero a couple years ago and have heard nothing but good things from them.
Her K2 bindings however were not up to the quality of the board. The ratchets had more plastic in them and they started slipping early. Made her very frustrated. She switched over to Burtons this year and loves them.