Don't disregard the K2 Darkstar because its pink! First off, pink asserts your manliness by saying "Hey, yeah I got a pink board, what's it to you?" (Also, notice the pink shirt I'm wearing in my avatar...). Secondly, a good friend of mine who actually taught me how to ride in the park rode a K2 darkstar last season and he was in Montana riding every kind of terrain you can imagine; big mountain, backcountry, park, street, you name it, he road it. That board went through hell and back, and he said it constantly lived up to his expectations. He's riding a Nitro this year, also a good choice.