You makes You better, the board does not.
I think people freak out to much on the forum about which board to get. You your self will make YOU better, by getting out there and riding. The board is a very important aspect to snowboarding, but its only a board, it isn't going to take you down the mountain and shred like Travis Rice. I believe that some gear will help you improve and progress, but hey, lets not get to picky.
Union Danny Kass signature model
Lib Tech Skate Banana
K2 Darko Boots