Hey guys. I'm 5'6 and weigh 140 lbs. I live in the east coast and the places I go the snow isn't great. I mostly just freeride but would like to get into freestyle sometime. My budget is around $400 for everything. Any board you guys recommend?
I looked at the Recon line for a while, but then decided on the Rome Crail. They are pretty comparably priced, and I think that the Crail is higher quality. But, first go to a shop (if you can) and buy some nice boots. Then decide on what else you are getting based on the money you have left.
What college are you at? I'm in NJ too, and I just got a brand new Gnu Carbon Hi-Beam 156 from Ski-Barn in Totowa for only $229. They have locations all over NJ. Get your bindings off of sierrasnowboard.com they'll ship within a week and they have lots of leftover '07 burton bindings. You could probably find good boots there too, but don't buy any boots online until you've actually tried them on in a store first.