We're lucky to go skiing once a year, so we're not going to pretend like we need to drop the cash on a killer snowboard like this. We'll just stick with the craptastic rental gear. But if you're one of those guys we envy, shredding on your board weekly while we're inside watching Nip/Tuck, then you should check out this bad boy. The Element ($500) is made with koa wood, or "warrior" tree, which was first used 1,000 years ago by the ancient Hawaiians to build the original surfboards. Now that's old school cred.