Need some advice
I need a new board, but I have bindings. Basically I bought a GNU 2009 GNU carbon high beam brand new, off someone on craigslist. The board hadn't even been used, still had the stickers but had no warranty on it since I bought it off someone else and not a retailer. Fast forward to February and I can't exactly remember what it was, but I did something to make the font end of the board have a nice crack right through the core, that was extremely hard to ride with and just overall trashed the board. This was odd to me considering my nollies couldn't have been THAT hard, I'm only 5"8' 152 pounds.
Anyway, I'm looking to find a Never Summer SL-R 08-09 Edition? I can't afford the brand new one, I have heard awesome things about this board and I can't find it anywhere. Basically what I'm asking is, is it worth it to buy lightly used with no warranty and save tons of money or should I not risk it and just continue saving up and buy brand new.
My question is: Was my board cracking a fluke? Should I spend the extra money for retail this time? Because I saved TONS of money buying the GNU from the guy, and I can assure you nothing was sketchy about the board when it arrived. I just don't want to spend 300+ on a board and only use it for one season when I could have spent 400+ and have it last me 2-3 years.
Second: I have 08-09 K2 indy bindings, they were alright to say the least. If I got a nicer board like a Never Summer SL-R, should I invest in something nicer like Flow M9's or 390's?