This too is my first board, combined it with burton customs. I have been able to go twice with it snowboarding. The first time I thought it was too good to be true. It was very easy to control and it did what I wanted it to do. The second time around confirmed how I felt about this board. Very good board. My only problem is that after the second time the board got some scratches and nicks. But I guess that's going to happen with use. Also only paid half price buying from backcountry.com
I got these boots and have been able to use them twice snowboarding. They are comfortable and not too stiff. Take note that they do run a half size big. I got the white ones, looks even better than the one pictured on here. You can see the picture on ride's website. My only complaint is that the glue on my soles came off, had to crazy glue it back. But I'm very pleased with it over all.
I find these bindings to be pretty good. The make controling my board easy. However the ratchets aren't all that great. The toe ratchets are always slipping during adjusting. I'm just glad I didn't pay full price. Found them cheapest on backcountry.com.