Freeride: Speed, pow, (not any rails,boxes,jibs and halfpipes), natural kickers sometimes. (Natural mountain)(Stiffer boards that are directional)
Park: Rails, jumps, boxes, jibs, less powder, less speed. (Unatural mountain) (Softer twin tip boards)
*(This is what I learned park and free ride were, but I'm not 100 percent sure)
At real snowboard shops they sell only snowboard gear, and the people there actually snowboard, so they can probably help you better.
Last edited by fuzzysnowboard; 01-27-2009 at 08:36 PM.