Your setup is very personal. There are many reasons that you will select a certain option. Skill level, riding style, weight, sex, and where you typically ski or ride will all affect your decision. There are specific product for racing, terrain parks, groomed runs and powder. With a few questions, a knowledgeable Paramount staff member can reduce our inventory to a few choices. Once you selected your gear, you will get used to it. You will know how much energy it will take to turn, jump or stop. Once you find that perfect setup you will not want to switch. Which is a very strong argument against renting/demoing. When renting/demoing product you spend the first few runs trying to find the nuances of that piece of equipment. That time could have been spent getting in those runs on fresh corduroy or a few slashes in the fresh powder (that stuff never lasts long). Stop by Paramount, and see our selection of skis and snowboards for yourself, and figure out what suits you.