if you want some nice gear at affordable prices, i would look at last year's model gear. there are still a number of online sites with gear that is getting heavily discounted...
try evogear, sierrasnowboards, and others..
if you are really so unsure though, you might want to get a season rental, or just continue to rent. its a big $$$$ investment to go ahead and outfit yourself!!
Never Summar Cobra 158 - Rome 390
Lib Tech Skate Banana 159 - Rome 390 - Northwave Legend, Ride BOA Crew
Rome Agent 160 - Rome 390 - Northwave Decade
Ride Society 157 - Ride Beta MVMT - 32 Ultralight
M3 Discord 155.5 - Drake SuperSport - Northwave Decade SL