Randy, No offense taken.
I have just had bad luck with their boards. I tend to break them... just out of warranty. My brother swears by them. My kiddo, Blake (22 months) will probably ride one next year. I think he should ski this year.
I do however like their binding, as you can actually get replacement parts at almost every area. I also like their helmets. They make good packs and outerwear as well. I do dislike some of the god awful prints and tartans with matching top and pant. They stand by their products and are still a privately owned company. All good things.
The board he is looking at is a park specific bard with radically detuned edges, no camber (read flat), scooped nose and tail, and super wide stance.
Claimer: Someone that makes a claim that they have been there and done that, can do anything you can do better than you. I hate "claimers"