Hmm, well....IMO, you should def research boards, bindings and what type of riding you know youre going to be doing or what youd like to do and narrow it down from there. Theres a ton of boards with different Technology into them and each one is different, yet almost orientated for its specific job. Check out all the main board companies, see what they do different then the next one, think about what youd like to do. A lot of the companies will put recommendations on boards....from there its up to you.
Dark Series FTW!