I rode a Salomon many years ago. Back then they were a foan injected core and very light and soft. Now I ride a bomb proof Never Summer. I have only broken 1 board in 5 years and even though it was 2.5 years old (2 year warranty) ther replaced it for $125 with a new board. They now have a 3 year warranty. You sacrafice some weight for toughness, but they make up for it by being able to run through choppy junk snow like a hot knives through hash oil. As I am on about my rant here, I really do not like burton,(especially their boards), but they are the only binding that you can find replacement parts for at the bottom of EVERY ski hill. So I am forced to ride them. Happy Trails.
Think MORE snow.More snow, more snow