Wow calm down no one likes to be told they have to do something by a total newbie. If your boots have shrink tech you are fine hell even with out that you will be fine in a duck stance. What are you looking to get out of your board? Nothing wrong with burton cartels or malts, I personally love the now ipo and salomon holograms from this year. If you can pick up a ride delta or k2 formula used those are also great.