Thanks, guys! I rented one time about seven years ago and had a good time, though I didn't get to go very long. I definitely plan to rent (a family friend owns a board shop) first and take it from there. So, boots are the most important? Makes sense. I'll be sure to pick them out first and walk around in them until I'm finished shopping.
As far as the board itself goes, I am looking to do something more... I guess you call it freestyle? Taking the lift up, going down the trails, etc. Is one board type more specific to that? I'm sure I could ask the family friend all of these questions, but I don't want to go in there completely ignorant.
And yes, haha, I am female and wouldn't think of not getting female specific gear... We just don't have the same body shape as men and it's silly to try to make something work when you can get something that actually fits you.
Last edited by CherBear; 10-20-2008 at 02:57 PM.