The wife and I have talked ourselves into heading out to Canada early next year and, after seeing some of the areas on one of the resorts, I'd like to give snowboarding a bit of a go.
Now, I've tried it in the past (on dry slope) and managed to get the hag of it a bit, but I now live near Xscape in MK, so I have "proper" snow to practice on. However, I'm not sure that I want to keep hiring kit at either MK or in Canada so the obvious choice is to buy my own.
I'm tall (197cm) and weigh in at about 90 kilos, so any recommendations would have to take this into account, but the board I want is something that will not break on me when I do something stupid, and will cope as my confidence and abilities increase (hopefully). Quality is preferable. I have seen a lot of cheap boards/bindings combos on fleabay, but do not want to be let down by them when I make it to Canada.