I personally feel that Sector 9 makes some sweet boards. Check out the COSMIC SERIES. Each length will have a description of what it is good for. Your weight will affect the board you choose. I am about 200lbs, so, I went with the 46" super cruiser which is built for larger riders. If you want something that is fun to carve, go with one of these COSMIC boards. They are both concaved and cambered for great flex feedback and carving. I have riden plenty of boards, the Cosmic boards from Sector 9 are the funnest in my oppinion. Unless you are seriously considering big downhill rides etc., the small board in the cosmic series is one of the most fun boards ever made - it's also easy to pick up an carry if you need to.