My advice, stay away from flows period. They're heavy and in my experience not very responsive. As far as boards go, the youngblood is a great board. I rode one myself for awhile. However the one you have on the link is not a true youngblood, the mini is basically a lower end board with youngblood graphics. I'm sure its not big enough of a difference that you would notice, but just so you know. Take a look at sierrasnowboard.com, they have a sale on all 09 snowboards 50% off, you can find some good deals. I would recommend the forum youngblood, forum recon, ride agenda, ride kink, burton dominant, nitro t1, forum substance, rome cheap trick, rome artifact, rome machine. Most of those boards would originally be out of the price range you mentioned, however at 50% off they are all under $300.