So I went snowboarding for the first time ever yesterday, and I have to say it was one of the most fun things I've done in a long time.

Long story short, one of my friends gave me a snowboard that failed to sell at a garage sale (it was in Florida so no surprise). Anyway, the board is a Liquid, and I was just wondering if anybody could give me any details reqarding the quality of this brand.

Another question is that the bindings are Preston, and I was just wondering if they would be good enough to keep my attached to the board.

And one last question. Can anyone recommend me a good brand of boots that aren't too expensive?

I'm completely new to this and I don't want to go into it completely oblivious of what I should stay away from and know what I should be getting.