Is there a budget that your parents are going to spend for your board? What size do you ride as a rental? For free-ride, I'm thinking roughly 153-157cm. You have to consider the what kind of board and technology you want for your board. You said free-ride, so you would want to look for a stiffer longer board for free-riding. Then in the recent years, many companies are making and jumping in the bandwagon of reversed cambers (bananas, rockers, anti-/negative- cambers), so you have to consider that; versus traditional or positive camber (which you should had been riding in all your years of rental riding).
If you are unsure about rev-camber, go do some research on it, search on this forum, go demo a rocker board; and then if you still have questions, come back and ask again.
I think the Libtech Banana is meant more for park, and is a soft board. Check out the Libtech T. Rice C2 btx, Dark, TRS. I'm not too sure about which Libtechs are meant for free-ride though.
Rome Agent, Agent 1985. Consider the Postermania, if you like the sound of the Graft. K2 Believer, Darkstar, Turbo Dream, Jibpan... just to name a few.