I am new to snowboarding but I really love it and I would like to buy a board. I've talked to alot of shops and they've all told me the best brands to buy(Burton,GNU, K2...etc.), but I really do not want to spend $300 or more for a board. I realize that I won't get the absolute best board, but I just want one that isn't horrible that I can have fun with and be able to improve. I would love some suggestions. Thanks!