I would suggest buying the most comfortable boots you can. Put your money into your boots. You want your experience to be an enjoyable one. Because you won't know the subtle differences in boards the only real concern should be to be comfortable. Keep dry and warm. I'm sure you know this from skiing but either way, don't be too concerned with your first board. If you stick to it, once you feel confident, get to your hill on demo days and try other boards before committing to your next investment. Any all mountain board, camber or hybrid will be fine. If you ride enough, you'll figure out what suits you in the next few years.Starting snowboarding this season after switching from skiing. I have tried snowboarding and love it so ill probs go again next year too. Is it worth getting a good board now and skiping the "beginner boards"?
Im looking at either a 2013 160w ride manic/maybe wild life for 220, or i can go balls deep and get a 2013 160w k2 turbo dream for 300 (unreal deal just sayin).
My soon to be setup atm:
turbo dream/ride manic - board
vans encore - boots (they fit my wide feet well)
ride ex (heard its good)