In my opinion these are good brands: Lib Tech, Gnu, Roxy, Rossignol, DC, Burton, Forum, Ride, K2, Signal, Rome, Stepchild, Arbor, Never Summer, Salomon, Nitro, Vans, Capita, Bataleon, Humanity, Palmer, Flow, Artec, Celcius boots, Union Bindings, Drake/ Northwave.
Brands I avoid: Lamara, M3, Avalanch, LTD, 5150, Morrow, Bitchboards, Firefly, Sims, Rip Curl, Santa Cruz, Option.
Someone posted that Roxy was not a good brand, but they are made with the same materials as Lib Tech and GNU boards, just more directed for girls with the graphics and board shapes. Also some people might be against Palmer, but they have some decent boards which are made at the same place in Austria as a lot of other great brands.
For the Anti-Burton comment above. The only thing I dislike about Burton as a brand is their bindings zero forward lean setting is just to much forward lean, which makes me feel trapped with bent knees which I don't like. I have no problems with the boards, boots, and outerwear, I think it is all prety decent product, maybe a good amount of it is overpriced, but thats what you get when you pay for the name.
Just my opinion though, there will always be someone who disagrees.
Last edited by jaaxnikols; 11-27-2009 at 03:48 PM.