My little bro got a good deal on a Unity Pride while visiting Colorado back in 07 or 08. He didnt know anything about the board at the time. Turned out to be one of the best snowboards hes owned. Very high quality snowboard. I watched his riding improve almost immediately after jumping on it. I havent heard much talk of them recently, but if their company hasnt changed since then I would say go for the Unity. You will probably be pleasantly surprised.